Shea Links: September

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:

“Different Spaces Tell Different Stories: Why Companies are Embracing Environmental Branding” – Work Design:
Executives from three companies speak out on how they’ve used interior graphics in their spaces to drive company mission

“Stuck Between Flights? These 9 Airports Will Make You Want to Extend Your Layover” – Star Tribune:
A breakdown of some of the top airport amenities in the world, including rooftop pools, breweries, napping areas, and more

“12 Mobile Food Trends for the Future” – QSR:
A rundown of food-truck trends and what’s coming next for the format, from moving inside to embracing healthier fare

“Shea Talks Hotel Design in the Washington Post” – Shea:
Shea Principal Tanya Spaulding speaks out on critical design flaws in hotels, and how they make or break the experience

“Restaurateurs Expand with Retail Markets” – Restaurant Hospitality:
How restaurateurs are adding a quick-service component to many restaurants, as well as a market aspect so people can cook the restaurant food at home

“The ‘Resimercial’ Takeover” – Interiors + Sources:
How workplaces are blending residential and commercial design to create a more relaxed atmosphere

“Trend: Elevated Airport Fare” – Restaurant Development + Design:
Examining dining at a handful of international airports, and how they’re working to attract celebrity chefs and local gems

“Tearing Down Walls” – VMSD:
The focus that retail stores around the globe are placing on experience, convenience, and engaging designs to draw shoppers in the digital age

“Sit and Stay Awhile” – Shea:
How Shea is revolutionizing hotel restaurants, making them destinations for travelers and locals alike

“Designing for Health: Strategies to Encourage Wellness in the Workplace” – Contract:
A look at the effect that workplace spatial planning, building amenities, and workplace policies can have on employee wellness and productivity

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