Shea Links: May

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:

“Designing for Wellness in the Workplace” – Interiors and Sources:
A look at office spaces designed with employee wellness and satisfaction in mind, and how that impacts work

“Once Upon a Restaurant: Storytelling in Restaurant Design” – Restaurant Development + Design:
A discussion of designing restaurants with a concept’s narrative and immersive experience in mind

“Welcome to the New Convenience Store” – Wall Street Journal:
The recent journey of the c-store, redefining the “convenience store” name to be a higher-end, better-designed space

“Shea-Designed Marvin Offices Featured in Midwest Home” – Shea:
The Midwest Home piece featuring the new Shea-designed Marvin offices in Eagan

“The Next Generation of Family-Friendly Dining” – Restaurant Hospitality:
The evolution of family-friendly dining from Chuck E. Cheez to something more upscale and wholly appealing

“Dark, Masculine Restaurants Are Out. The Freshest Designs are Feminine” – Washington Post:
A look at restaurant design across the globe, and the recent embrace of wallpaper, greenery, and lightness in lieu of Edison bulbs and industrial vibes

“The Limits of Workplace Densification: How We’ve Moved Beyond Efficiency” – Work Design:
How companies can work to find a balance between workplace densification and office experience—making room for employee amenities, looking into the option of activity-based working, and employing alternative workspaces

“How Sports Stadiums are Upping their Foodservice Game” – QSR:
A look at sports stadiums nationwide, and how they’re improving their foodservice offerings in the realms of culinary, service, and operations

“The French Cuisine Revival is Just Getting Started” – Eater:
A look at how French cuisine is again becoming the pinnacle of American dining, with modern French restaurants such as Frenchette, Canard, Bar Crenn, La Mercerie, and more on the rise

“Make Your Restaurant’s Design Pop with Custom Features” – FSR:
How custom installations and décor can give a restaurant its visual identity and tie a space together

“Gavin Kaysen Wins James Beard Award for Best Chef Midwest” – Shea:
A roundup of local news on Shea-designed Spoon and Stable/Bellecour Chef Gavin Kaysen’s win