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:

“A New Generation of Restaurants: How Shea Gives New Life to Former Dining Spaces” – Shea:
The latest How We Create piece from Shea, highlighting the restaurant renovations at Lucky Cricket and Lat 14

“2019 Workplace Trend Predictions” – WorkDesign:
A look at the upcoming year in workplace design, with a collection of trend predictions from design experts (especially with regard to wellbeing, technology, open offices, and more)

“Bloomberg Names Minneapolis One of the Country’s Most Exciting Food Cities” – Shea:
A recent Bloomberg piece discussing the importance of smaller-city dining in the American food scene

“Going Beyond the Punchlist: Why Architects Should Embrace Post-Occupancy Evaluations” – Metropolis:
How architects can evaluate buildings as they function and perform, after the construction and punchlist are complete

“‘Boutique’ Co-Working Spaces Find a Niche Nurturing Small Businesses” – New York Times:
How small co-working spaces in smaller cities (Lincoln, Pittsburgh, Akron, and more) are providing services to compete with WeWork and other major coworking conglomerates

“The Metal Chair That’s in Every Restaurant” – Vox:
A deep dive into the history, reasoning, and design behind the ubiquitous metal “Chair” used in restaurants of all types and formalities

“Want Top Talent? Design with the Millennial in Mind” – Inc.:
Survey-backed ways to design a workspace that appeals to Millennials, including flexible desks, more natural light, and special amenities

“Home vs Hotel” – Star Tribune:
An “Airbnb vs Hotel” piece discussing how hotels are adapting to rental competition, and the traveler benefits to both

“Bellecour and COV Make Wayzata a Wall Street Journal Destination” – Shea:
A Wall Street Journal real estate piece discussing Wazyata homes, mentioning local Shea-designed restaurants as a major draw

“Want Clubby Cachet? Stay at a Private Club” – New York Times:
A dive into the trend of staying at private 19th-century clubs in lieu of hotels, where culture and history come with the cost—and privilege—of exclusivity