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Publications featuring Shea and our clients

Shea wins award for LaGuardia Airport design

There are new reasons to lift off from LaGuardia, and ENR New York has taken note. The engineering publication recently released its list of awards honoring the best projects in the New York/New Jersey area, and Shea has taken a trophy for the design of several new food-and-beverage venues in Concourse B, along with Holt […]

Shea to design Carbon at North Loop’s Graze Food Hall

Graze Food Hall is underway in the North Loop, and the tenants for the hottest spot in town have been announced. Shea is thrilled that we’ll be designing Carbon, a coal-fired pit beef spot inspired by Maryland’s roadside answer to barbecue. We’re working with the team behind acclaimed food truck Gastrotruck to bring their first […]

Shea Links: July

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: “In an […]

Shea-designed Jinx Tea makes a splash in South Minneapolis

The Jinx Tea team recently set up shop in South Minneapolis, and the Shea-designed space is proof that great things come in small packages. The Star Tribune‘s recent piece on the shop’s cocktail-inspired teas that let patrons treat themselves in a healthy way, in a glam space that’s on par with the sips offered. Read […]

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: “Inside the […]

Lat 14 is a Twin Cities restaurant highlight

A recent piece in Restaurant Hospitality highlights the growth and innovation in Twin Cities restaurants, with special mention to Lat 14. Praising not only the food but Shea’s stunning renovation of a former Perkins, the article gives Lat 14 props for its culinary innovation as well as beautiful design. Read the full story here.

The Twin Cities restaurant revolution, brought to you in part by Shea

The Twin Cities restaurant scene has, quite simply, never been hotter, and it’s growing all the time. Rick Nelson, the lead food critic and writer for the Star Tribune, breaks it all down in a longform piece discussing what’s going on, why it’s happening now, the chefs that are driving it, and the food that’s […]

Shea to design Eleven Artisans brewpub in historic Minneapolis building

Shea is partnering with developers Doug Hoskin and Amy Reher to design Eleven Artisans, a forthcoming brewpub in the 1907 Handicraft Guild Building in downtown Minneapolis. The new space will include a brewery, restaurant, event space, and outdoor patio, and is slated for completion in Fall 2019. Get the scoop from the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business […]

Colle McVoy recognized for its coolest office

Colle McVoy is one of the hottest creative agencies in town, and now they have the coolest office to match. Shea’s design scored this week in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal‘s Cool Offices feature, with special mention to the hip neon fireplace in the lobby, careful implementation of Colle McVoy’s brand and colors, and flexible […]

Shea ranks as one of the Twin Cities’ top architectural firms

The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal recently released its list of the Twin Cities’ Largest Architectural Firms, based on annual billings for all operations and highlighting leaders in the industry, and Shea’s snagged a spot for 2019. Congrats, team! See the full list here.

Bon Appétit loves the dual concept at Popol Vuh and Centro

Want to take your tastebuds on a trip without leaving town? Bon Appétit‘s latest issue spills the secrets on how to taste the world in the Twin Cities, which, of course, includes a stop at Shea-designed Popol Vuh and Centro in Northeast Minneapolis. The restaurants get praise for the innovative use of space with the […]

Twin Cities summer restaurant boom is stacked with Shea designs

It’s open(ing) season in the Twin Cities, with a handful of eateries opening for spring, and a full slate for summer. The Star Tribune reported on the boom of recently opened and soon-to-come restaurants, with Shea projects Jinx Tea, Benedict’s Rochester, and a North Loop winery from the Schram Vineyards team. See the full list […]

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 […]

Shea to design North Loop winery

Shea has kicked off the design process in collaboration with Schram Vineyards to create a winery in the heart of Minneapolis’ hippest neighborhood, the North Loop. With its history of industry, it’s the perfect area for a 10,000 square-foot city-centric winery that will include production facilities, a bar and tasting room, and patio for sipping […]

Demi scores a full four stars in the Star Tribune

Demi is the restaurant that completes Chef Gavin Kaysen’s Twin Cities trifecta: Following Minneapolis’ Spoon and Stable and Wayzata’s Bellecour, the tasting-menu-only spot is truly unique to the Mill City. The Star Tribune‘s glowing review of both the food and the space (a Shea design in collaboration with Chef Kaysen’s wife, Linda) proves that the […]

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: “Today’s Offices […]

Shea to bring ground-up Redlands Grill to San Antonio

As part of our continued partnership with J. Alexander’s Holdings, Shea has teamed up with the restaurant company to bring its Redlands Grill concept to San Antonio in a ground-up construction project. Slated to open in 2020, it will be the first ground-up Redlands to be developed. As the seventh new restaurant developed and built […]

Shea Principal Tanya Spaulding gives the scoop on signage in Franchise Times

Exterior signage is paramount in the creation of a successful concept, giving potential customers their first impression of a space and an idea of the vibe and experience they can expect from it. Franchise Times dives into the topic this month, with Shea expert Tanya Spaulding discussing the importance of everything from readability to mockups […]

Shea-designed Centro and Popol Vuh are two-for-one in Restaurant Hospitality

Creating two dining concepts in one space is no small feat, but Shea took it on to transform a former glue factory into a duo of modern Mexican restaurants. One a taqueria and one a high-end dining experience, the restaurants work together and function with the same kitchen, but have completely divergent designs. Restaurant Hospitality […]

Shea Links: April

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: “Marriott Needs […]