Archinect - News 2015-07-08T00:40:52-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/123814573/turns-out-the-u-s-has-more-museums-than-the-combined-number-of-starbucks-and-mcdonalds Turns out the U.S. has more museums than the combined number of Starbucks and McDonalds Alexander Walter 2015-03-26T13:27:00-04:00 >2015-03-27T20:35:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rr/rrhqkd5eu4x9v0y4.jpg" width="514" height="375" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There are roughly 11,000 Starbucks locations in the United States, and about 14,000 McDonald's restaurants. But combined, the two chains don't come close to the number of museums in the U.S., which stands at a whopping 35,000. So says the latest data release from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, an independent government agency that&nbsp;tallies&nbsp;the number and type of museums in this country.&nbsp;[...] the 35,000 active museums represent a doubling from the number estimated in the 1990s.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/84919788/john-hill-opines-on-the-highly-debatable-recent-article-what-starbucks-gets-that-architects-don-t John Hill opines on the highly debatable recent article "What Starbucks Gets that Architects Don’t" Archinect 2013-10-24T17:21:00-04:00 >2013-10-28T22:21:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tc/tcwq0z6fgfcr2ryi.jpg" width="300" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Is it necessary to poll hundreds of coffee drinkers to determine that round tables "protect self-esteem for those...flying solo"? Or could an architect have come to the same determination by believing their impression that round tables work better in some environments than square tables, be it by observing patrons at a local cafe or in a public park, or by choosing a round table over a square one themselves?</p></em><br /><br /><p> To read the commentary on this article here on Archinect, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/84452042/what-starbucks-gets-that-architects-don-t" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">go here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/84452042/what-starbucks-gets-that-architects-don-t What Starbucks Gets that Architects Don’t Nam Henderson 2013-10-18T15:00:00-04:00 >2013-10-24T15:30:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f8/f84pidohbf3zopl9.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The round tables at Starbucks were the result of asking the question how do we want people to feel before considering what do we want them to do...Form follows feeling.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Christine Outram (currently the Senior Inventionist at Deutsch LA.) penned an essay regarding what architects can learn from Starbucks, when it comes to human centered design. Specifically, in terms of user research, ethnography etc.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/58896584/starbucks-saves-st-louis-flying-saucer-preservationists-celebrate Starbucks saves St. Louis "Flying Saucer"; Preservationists celebrate Archinect 2012-10-08T17:11:00-04:00 >2012-10-09T13:05:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gv/gvxhnu5h9wrzz0uk.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>a Starbucks coffee shop opened its doors inside a renovated space-age concrete gas station at Grand and Forest Park boulevards, the subject to an intense demolition threat just one year prior. By the end of the day, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch broke the news that another chain, drug store CVS, was backing off its plans to demolish the elliptical mid-century modern AAA Building in Midtown. Within a few hours, months of protest ended in celebration.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/62759586/this-starbucks-cafe-is-made-from-shipping-containers This Starbucks cafe is made from shipping containers Archinect 2011-12-08T12:19:00-05:00 >2012-12-04T23:20:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/80/80nqsfcc0t1f6myl.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We already suspected the Starbucks of the future might be serving a whole lot of juice. Now, it looks like tomorrow&rsquo;s Starbucks cafes might be rectangular and metal &mdash; and look suspiciously like shipping containers.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>