May 19, 2017

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:

“Los Angeles Restaurant Scene is on the Move and Mixing It Up” – New York Times:
An update on the LA food scene, with chefs reaching out to up-and-coming neighborhoods, cuisine mash-ups, and embracing the city’s casual style

 “Room to Think: the Rise of Still Spaces in the Workplace” – Work Design:
How companies are adding “silent space” to their offices to promote more creative thinking

“Factory Architecture in the Age of Industry 4.0” – Metropolis:
How a handful of companies have transformed industrial factories into offices that also encompass labs, manufacturing areas, and innovation studios

Shea Ink Spring 2017 – Shea:
The latest issue of our in-house magazine, featuring recent projects such as Café Carnegie, McKinney Roe, J. Alexander’s, Lovechild, and more

“Rebirth as a Restaurant” – Restaurant Hospitality:
Looking at the transformation of non-typical venues (gas stations, railroad stations, banks) into restaurants

“The Value-Driven Equation of Fast Casual” – QSR:
A look at the balance between quality of fast-casual food and what customers are willing to pay for it

“Does a James Beard Award Drive Traffic Back to the Restaurant?” – Eater:
A look at restaurant traffic after a James Beard Award (or even a nomination) is earned—the answer is “maybe,” depending on which award it wins, the restaurant’s presence in the media, and its clientele

 “What Hospitality Means to Times Critic Pete Wells” – New York Times:
How the hospitality at the new Union Square Café affected Pete Wells’ overall experience, and why a strong sense of hospitality still matters in restaurants

“The Successful Restaurateur’s Guide to Instagram” – FSR:
Tips for restaurateurs on using and increasing their Instagram presence in a way that attracts and is useable for guests

“100 Washington is a Top Project of 2016” – Shea:
We’re pleased to announce that Shea-designed 100 Washington has been named one of Finance and Commerce’s 2016 Top Projects