Shea Links: August

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:

“Can the Internet Save the Department Store?” – Wall Street Journal:
Why all brands, including Internet-first ones, are looking to get their product on physical shelves

“Shea Named One of Interior Design’s Rising Giants” – Shea:
Interior Design magazine’s list of the fastest-growing design firms in the country, featuring Shea

“We’ve Just Lived Through the Greatest Period of Restaurant Growth in U.S. History. Here’s Why It’s Ending” – Washington Post:
How the restaurant industry grew so much, so quickly, and when to expect the bubble to pop

“The Next Chapter in the Evolution of the Open Workplace” – New York Times:
The adaptations being made to open workspaces to provide more flexibility and privacy—with special attention to moveable walls and pods

“Why It Seems Like Every Store is a Restaurant” – Restaurant Hospitality:
The trend of creating restaurants in retail spaces to drive sales and help with brand-building, with looks at Crate & Barrel and Lululemon as examples

“Shea to Design Carbon at North Loop’s Graze Food Hall” – Shea:
A roundup of news on the upcoming Graze Food Hall tenants, including Shea-designed Carbon

“Full-Service Restaurants Find a Place in Busy Food Halls” – FSR:
How food halls are looking to lure nighttime diners with full-service restaurants

“Smart Design for Shared Spaces” – Interiors + Sources:
A look at how clever common-space design can make a workplace thrive and stand apart from its competitors

“The Microhotel, a Category Seeing a Growth Spurt, Makes Small Stylish” – New York Times:
How the latest iteration of microhotels is sweeping large, expensive cities with small rooms for cheap

“Shea Wins Award for LaGuardia Airport Design” – Shea:
ENR New York’s annual awards list, honoring Shea’s work at Concourse B

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