Shea Links: January

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:

“The Next Frontier in Office Space? The Outdoors” – New York Times:
A look at the addition of terraces and rooftops to urban office buildings as outdoor amenities to show attention to tenant wellness

“The Next Generation of Food Hall Design” – Skift Table:
The importance of design in differentiating food halls as the trend continues to grow, and how they serve as incubators for small businesses or locations for those looking to expand

“Ergonomic Design Flaws in the Office Environment” – Work Design:
Statistics on ergonomics and seated-desk jobs, and how designers can help to combat the effects

“Demi Details Revealed as Opening Date Nears” – Shea:
The latest news stories giving details on Demi, Gavin Kaysen’s soon-to-open tasting-counter restaurant

“Shea Named Top Interior Design Firm of 2019” – Shea:
The announcement of Shea as a winner of NEWH’s TopID Firm Award

“The Restaurant of the Future” – Foodservice Equipment & Supplies:
A handful of restaurant operators and designers discuss what’s coming down the pipeline for restaurants, including “ghost kitchens” and increased human connections and service levels

“At Hotels, Space That’s Like the Office, ‘But Cooler’” – New York Times:
A dive into the hotel-lobby trend of setting up WeWork-esque coworking spaces for guests and non-guests, raising their profiles and energy levels during the day

“The Changing Face of Fifth Avenue and What it Says About the Future of Retail” – Fast Company:
A look at the legacy stores closing major Fifth Avenue branches (Gap, Lord & Taylor, and others) to make way for newer, hipper retail brands

“Can Better Bathrooms Redeem the Airport Experience?” – Wall Street Journal:
Using LaGuardia as a main case study, how airports are stepping up bathroom design to appeal to travelers in terms of function, finishes, and amenities

Shea Ink Winter 2019 – Shea:
What’s been happening at Shea lately, featuring recent projects Bat & Barrel at Target Field, Centro, Popol Vuh, and more