Restaurant Design

Shea is nationally renowned for its restaurant design services, ranging from branding and graphics through architecture, interiors, production, and procurement. Our clients include Hershey, Macy’s, Gavin Kaysen’s Spoon and Stable, Butcher and the Boar, Andrew Zimmern’s Lucky Cricket, and many more over the firm’s more than 40-year history designing restaurants. From a small chef-driven space to a multi-unit national rollout, Shea extends a restaurant’s concept and brand through its physical space, with every touchpoint serving as a way to reach the guest.

  • Shea uses multiple points throughout the restaurant experience to employ design to reinforce brand and mission.

  • Our capable team has experience creating restaurant designs in any setting, from ground-up buildings to reimaginations of existing brands and concepts

  • We’re a design firm that works for you—figuring out how to best connect with guests via design and setting you up for business success.

We Know Restaurant Design

Founded in 1978, Shea took on our first restaurant client in 1980—and we haven’t looked back. Working with chefs whose accolades range from James Beard awards to recognition from Food & Wine and Bon Appétit, major companies looking to build or redesign prototypes for national rollout, and all clients in between, it’s our business to create a space that best represents yours. We employ 50 architects, designers, and marketing professionals to make for an all-service creative firm that can fulfill every need.

How We Design

Shea creates total, all-encompassing experiences in every space that we design. Our design philosophy is to hit on every sense, every touchpoint, every feeling to give guests what they can’t find anywhere else. We design for you—to reflect your vision, your vibe, your passion—with the business knowledge and experience to back up every choice, and ability to help you through every step of the restaurant design process.

Integrated Services


Interior Design

Design audits, strategic/concept design, space planning, selection of all materials, furniture, and fixtures, and 3D design development



Architectural documentation, construction administration and project management, carrying registration in over 40 states


Brand Development

Naming, positioning and concept/identity development for new brands. Brand audits, assessments, and refresh work for existing brands


Graphic Design

Logo design, full brand identity systems, signage and environmental graphics, concept presentations, and marketing materials



Signage production, fabrication, and installation. Procurement of feature elements from signage to custom fixtures and furniture



We travel! Our firm is passionate about constantly exploring, observing, and learning from our world, and we use those experiences to innovate every day. Just check our Travel section for the proof.

We create experiences. Contact us to talk about your next restaurant project.