Shea Links: July

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:

“In an Era of Constant Disruption, is Your Workplace Ready to Survive and Thrive?” – Work Design:
Examining what tenants look for in office design today, including flex spaces, effective incorporation of technology, and customization

“In Denver, ‘Free Market’ is Trying to Reinvigorate Brick-and-Mortar Retail” – Metropolis:
How Denver’s Free Market is taking the food-hall model and applying it to retail with small, customizable spaces that cover varietal products and services

“More People Are Working Remotely, and It’s Transforming Office Design” – Fast Company:
A look at designing office spaces with a remote-first nature, where employees are in and out often

“Where Do Local Restaurants Stand in 2019?” – FSR:
Highlights of Womply’s report on local restaurant intake, including results by state, year-over-year, average transactions, and more

“Form + Function: Wallcoverings in Restaurant Design” – Restaurant Development + Design:
A look at options for unique wallcoverings in restaurant design, including custom installations as well as more traditional methods

“Crate & Barrel Betting Diners Will Eat a Meal and Buy a Table” – Bloomberg:
The scoop on the new restaurant at Crate & Barrel’s flagship store, where diners can buy everything they use

“The 16 Best New Restaurants in America” – Eater:
Eater’s annual roundup of the best new restaurants in the country

“These Are the Big Challenges Future Workplaces Pose for Architects” – On Office:
What’s next in office design, and how it impacts architects and how they’ll be creating and building

“Modern Hostels Go Upscale with Destination Restaurants” – Restaurant Hospitality:
How US hostels (including Hilton’s new Motty by Hilton brand) are skimping on accommodations and doubling down on hip restaurants to attract travelers

“Beer Halls: An American Translation of a European Tradition” – Restaurant Development + Design:
A look at how American designers have embraced the European beer hall style as the focus on craft beer continues to increase