Speaking Engagements

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, CNU-A, will be at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design in June to teach a 3-day course that includes presentations and interactive discussions offering a rich cross section of the planning practices and opportunities. 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

University of Redlands

San Bernardino County Tourism Summit 2018

The Secret to Bringing People Together in Place: The Bonfire Effect

Going To The Next Level – The San Bernardino County Tourism Summit 2018 brings together panelists to discuss new technology, disrupters in travel and tourism, emerging trends and what it means at the local level. 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.”

Where: Univeristy of Redlands, Casa Loma Room, E. Brockton Avenue, Redlands, CA 92374

Time: 1:30–4:30pm

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Las Vegas, NV


The Next 25 Years: Preparing for the Future of Retail and Mixed-Use

Terry Shook, FAIA, along with Matthew B. Winn, Founder of Win Winn Consulting based in Atlanta, GA, will teach a workshop that tracks the shift in consumer behavior and its effects on retail and mixed-use development. The course will include a review of where retail real estate has been in the last 25 years, the recent changes with the onset of e-commerce, and how Millennials and members of Generation Y are changing the way they shop, live, work and recreate. They will also explore the details of these changes and provide valuable tools to recognize what this shift could mean for the future of retail and mixed-use development.

The course will be on Sunday May 20, from 9:00am - 10:30am, at the Westgate Hotel, Ballrooms D-G. Course is eligible for Broker Continuing Education (CE) credit for some states, as well as AICP Certification Maintenance (CM) credit.

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Savannah, GA

CNU 26

202: Principles for Urban Retail Planning & Development

Shook Kelley Principals Michael Dunning, AIA, CNU, LEED AP, Tom Goodwin, AIA, Frank Quattrocchi, LEED AP, Terry Vickers, AIA, NCARB, Terry Shook, FAIA and Larry Zinser II will participate in the 26th annual Congress for the New Urbanism in Savannah on May 16 - 19. Along with Robert Gibbs, AICP, ASLA, CNU-A, Terry Shook will be leading a session on Wednesday May 16, from 9am to 12pm that will explore principles for urban retail planning & development, combining the principles of modern retail development with the best practices of traditional urban planning and landscape architecture, to create successful and sustainable mixed-use urban commercial centers and historic town centers.

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