September 23, 2016

Shea Links: September

[vc_row full_width=”” parallax=”” parallax_image=”” type=”full_width” height=”” columns_height=”normal_height”][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]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:

“Food on Fire: The World’s Best Barbecues” – CNN International:
An article on global barbecue trends and traditions featuring our principal, Tanya Spaulding, giving the scoop on Japanese Yakitori

“Here to Stay” – VMSD magazine:
A discussion of inventive pop-up shops and how they help retailers experiment in new locations and bring their brands into focus

“Camp Smile Wins IIDA Healthcare Interior Design Competition” – Shea:
An announcement that Camp Smile won an award in the IIDA Healthcare Interior Design Competition—a worldwide design competition honoring the best in healthcare design

“Street Cred” – QSR magazine:
A look at how fast-casuals are taking global street food concepts and bringing them into the American mainstream, with an emphasis on how starting as a food truck can help gauge interest

“The Same, Only Different: Designing a New Union Square Café” – New York Times:
The scoop on how Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group designed and moved one of their most iconic restaurants, and its intended and expected effects

“Sit-Down Chains Like Applebee’s, Chili’s Suffer as Diners Opt for Convenience” – Star Tribune/AP:
A look at how casual sit-down chains are yielding to more convenient forms of eating: grocery-store delis, independent restaurants, fast-casuals, meal-delivery companies, etc.

“Restaurant Reclamation” – restaurant development + design:
Examining the pros and cons of opening a restaurant in a former (failed) restaurant space

“Where in the World to Eat” – Conde Nast Traveler:
A rundown from Conde Nast Traveler’s Food Issue about the world’s must-visit restaurants

“Is There Life After a Liquor License?” – FSR magazine:
How some restaurants are getting past the liquor license fees and hassle by operating successfully as BYOBs

“Two-Day Towns: San Francisco” – Shea:
Our top execs’ top recs for a long weekend in San Francisco[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]