Speaking Engagements

CNU 25: Seattle
Seattle, WA

CNU 25: Seattle

Tour: Pike/Pine Retail District

Terry Shook, FAIA will participate in the 25th annual Congress for the New Urbanism on May 3 - 6, 2017. Along with Robert Gibbs, ASLA, Terry will be leading a tour on Thursday, May 4, that will explore the Sixth Avenue-Pike Street corridor, highlighting its successes in planning, design, and merchandising.

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Teaching Urban Retail At Harvard GSD
Cambridge, MA

Teaching Urban Retail At Harvard GSD

Urban Retail: Essential Planning, Design, and Management Practices: Harvard University Graduate School of Design Executive Education Program

CEUs: 21 AIA/CES (HSW) | 21 AICP/CM | 21 LA/CES (HSW)

Terry Shook, FAIA, along with Robert J. Gibbs, AICP, ASLA, Stefanos Polyzoides (of the acclaimed architectural and urbanist firm of Moule & Polyzoides), Dave Williams (Director of Architecture, of Caruso, a developer of many successful and beloved mixed use environments) and Matt Winn (formerly Chief Operating Officer of Global Retail with Cushman & Wakefield) will be at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design this July to teach a 3-day course that includes presentations and interactive discussions offering a rich cross section of the planning practices and opportunities of our time. The program will examine the planning approaches, retail design and merchandising principles necessary for the creation of place-based commerce. This includes tactics used by premier retail and mixed-use developers, considering how they can be applied to a variety of urban settings. It will show how the practical science of analyzing and adjusting all elements known to affect a shopper's mood in the marketplace can inform design and development principles for reviving retail in declining downtowns and for establishing viable commerce in new ones.

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Past Speaking Engagements

The Westin Hotel · Charlotte, NC

ULI Carolinas 4th Annual Meeting

Concurrent Session – Deep Dive: Brownfields, Active Transportation and Creative Placemaking

Terry Shook will participate in the Urban Land Institute Carolinas District Meeting on March 24. The fourth annual event features mobile workshops, keynote sessions, panels and networking opportunities. Along with Jay Levell from Whitepoint Partners, Terry will speak on Creative Placemaking and the energy around community.

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Charlotte, NC

Charlotte Community Dialogue Series

Investing in a Better Future: Affordable Housing in Charlotte

Terry Shook, FAIA, along with Hugh McColl (retired CEO of Bank of America), Dionne Nelson (President and CEO of Laurel Street Residential), Dr. Robert C. Scott (Senior Pastor at St. Paul Baptist Church) and Pamela Wideman (Deputy Director Neighborhood & Business Services with The City of Charlotte) shared their own commitments to and models for investing in affordable housing as an avenue for addressing racial inequality and economic opportunity on February 1.

This was the fourth of five collaborative community dialogue series sessions (held January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8), co-sponsored by Covenant Presbyterian Church, CN Jenkins Presbyterian Church and the Women’s Inter-Cultural Exchange, features multiple participants involved in cross-cultural discussions, with exploration of implicit biases and systemic racism and insights into avenues for creating economic opportunity in Charlotte.

For more information, please visit The Women's Inter-Cultural Exchange website.



New York City

2017 NRF Big Show

The Secret of Turning Stores Into Gathering Places: The Bonfire Effect

Kevin Kelley will discuss some of the more unknown reasons and drivers for why people are drawn to certain places over others. He will outline the process he uses with retailers to create what he calls the “Bonfire Effect.” 

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