Retail Architecture

Shea is nationally renowned for its retail design services, ranging from branding and graphic design through interior design, production, and procurement, with a special emphasis on architecture. We’ve worked with national companies over the firm’s more than 40-year history designing retail spaces, as well as several individual boutiques. From standalone shops to in-line and mall stores, Shea has experience designing and building retail in a ground-up context, in historic buildings, in downtown skyscrapers, and more.

  • Shea uses multiple architectural points to create retail stores that are energetic and compelling, places where shoppers want to linger.

  • Our team’s experience spans a wide range, from designing single stores to prototypes for national rollout, always keeping the client’s goals and needs at front of mind.

  • We’re a design firm that works for you—determining how to best connect with your customers through a space and ultimately setting our clients up for long-term business success.

We Design for Modern Retail

Since its founding in 1978, Shea has built relationships with top retailers around the country. Our design team has created retail spaces for national brands, boutiques, stores in indoor and outdoor malls, and more. We know how to create a space that’s an extension of a company’s brand, a place where shoppers want to spend time and enjoy visiting. We use our research capabilities, data, and business savvy to understand and apply design principles to what shoppers are looking for in modern retail.

Creating Fresh Retail Brands

Shea creates total, all-encompassing experiences in every retail space that we design, bringing a brand to life through its physical space—but it all starts with that conceptualization. Our design philosophy is to hit on every sense, every touchpoint, every feeling to give shoppers a completely unique, welcoming experience, beginning with a name, logo, and all of its extensions to create a total brand experience for customers. 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 retail branding 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 retail branding project.