Shea Links: February

At Shea, we pride ourselves on staying on top of what’s happening in design news. It helps us keep tabs on what’s fresh, inspiring, and happening in the world—and we make a few headlines of our own, too. Here are some recent articles delving into design, experience, and what’s buzzing in our community:

Shea Ink, Winter 2017 — Shea:
Details on a handful of our latest projects, including the Valhalla Lounge at US Bank Stadium, Patina 250 in New York, and 100 Washington Square in downtown Minneapolis

“Eastside Wins Restaurant Development + Design Award” – Shea:
Details on the winners of Restaurant Development + Design’s 2016 competition, in which Shea-designed Eastside won for Best Full-Service Restaurant Design – Fine Dining

“Trend: The Boom in Restaurants – Distilleries” – Restaurant Development + Design:
How restaurants are incorporating craft distilling into their designs to bring another experiential element to dining

“When is the Right Time to Redesign Your Restaurant?” – QSR:
Some considerations to take when a restaurant is successful overall but could use a refresh—ways to keep growing and keep things fresh by reinforcing brand, redesigning kitchens, and exploring other options

“Retail Trend: Experiences in Real-Time” – Design:Retail:
How online brands connect with consumers by creating physical store experiences

“David Shea Sounds Off on Restaurant Acoustics” – Shea:
A recent Restaurant Development + Design article featuring David’s take on the importance and manipulation of sound in restaurant design

“How to Look Like a Local (Even When You’re Not)” – Restaurant Development + Design:
How chain restaurants can individualize themselves by location to give off a fresher, more local vibe

“How to Plan for the New Experience-Based Workplace” – Work Design:
How to shift from a more standard workplace design to one that emphasizes shared space and flexibility (with lots of studies and infographics to help explain the concept and its effectiveness)

“Late to the Game, Football Stadiums Aim for Better Food” – New York Times:
A piece on stadium food improvements across the country

“Shea on How Instagram is Changing the Restaurant Business” – Shea:
Shea Principal Tanya Spaulding recently spoke in the Star Tribune regarding the impact of Instagram and social media on design

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