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:

“Atop One of the Restaurant Industry’s Hottest Trends” – FSR:
A look at restaurant-rooftop operations and opportunity, including considerations like location, ingress and egress, construction costs, design, and more

“Hospitality-Inspired Amenities Are Essential to Attracting Tenants and Competing in Today’s Commercial Real-Estate Marketplace” – Retrofit:
The importance of building upgrades in corporate America as companies compete to attract and retain employees

“Demi Scores a Full Four Stars in the Star Tribune” – Shea:
The Star Tribune’s glowing review of Demi, including kudos to Shea for a smart, chic design

“Thoughtful Design Methods to Foster the Wellness-Minded Workplace” – Work Design:
How intentional design can contribute to workplace wellness, from integrating work choice to incorporating natural elements

“4 Ways to Enhance the Guest Experience with Sound” – FSR:
A look at sound in restaurants, and how it can be not only dampened to enhance experience, but used strategically to create energy and vibes

“The Future of the Office is Open” – Commercial Architecture:
A handful of perspectives on the open-office debate, with a focus on evolution of the concept rather than replacement

“Social Clubs Died Out in America. Now, Venture Capital is Bringing Them Back” – Fast Company:
The rise, fall, and re-rise of private social clubs in America, with the latest surge coming from startups and coworking spaces

“Shea to Design North Loop Winery” – Shea:
News roundup from the announcement of the Schram Vineyards winery set to open in the North Loop

“Stand for Something” – VMSD:
How grocery retailers are trying to stand out in a competitive market by way of creative visual merchandising, lighting, display, and eco-friendliness

“Rent Here and Eat Well” – New York Times:
How developers are harnessing food halls as an amenity to draw rental tenants