Shea Links: June

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 Best Bars in America, 2018” – Esquire:
Esquire’s annual roundup of the country’s most cutting-edge, up-and-coming bars

“Cross-Sector Trends Influencing the Workplace Experience” – Work Design:
How trends in other realms of design (hospitality, retail, mixed-use, and more) are affecting workplace design and experience

“Good Luck is Coming to St. Louis Park with Andrew Zimmern’s Lucky Cricket” – Shea:
A roundup of news on Andrew Zimmern’s forthcoming restaurant, Lucky Cricket

 “Fast Casual Creeps Upscale” – Nation’s Restaurant News:
The rise of higher-end QSRs that borrow techniques from full-service restaurants, such as flexible dining, from-scratch cooking, and attention to hospitality details

“High-End Restaurants are Turning to Retail to Bring in Additional Cash” – Bloomberg:
As restaurants search for new income sources, the inclusion of a retail component (either directly, with the restaurant space serving as a shoppable space, or with an additional retail space) is an increasing trend—this piece discusses several models for it, and why they’re successful

“Don’t Get Too Used to Your Own Desk” – Wall Street Journal:
The rise of unassigned and varietal seating in offices, and how different companies and generations are adapting, plus tools to help with transitioning

 “Is Traditional Mealtime Dead in Quick Service?” – QSR:
A look at how quick-service restaurants are embracing new dayparts to increase business, looking to “snack menus” in increase in-between-meal sales

“Eye of the Beholder” – VMSD:
Examining the way that beauty retailers are creating aspirational, hands-on experiences for customers, integrating technology rather than trying to compete with it

“Fifth Street Towers Named a Top Project of 2017” – Shea:
A list of Finance & Commerce’s Top Projects for the year, including Shea-designed Fifth Street Towers

“Does Service in Twin Cities Restaurants Still Matter?” – Star Tribune:
A discussion of service in modern fine-dining as well as the rest of the restaurants popping up in the Twin Cities, from fast-casuals to full-service

“Marvin Windows Offices Featured in Work Design Magazine” – Shea:
An extensive feature in Work Design on the new Shea-designed Marvin Windows offices