Shake Shack

Tri-Lox uses wood reclaimed from New York City water towers to create distinctive feature surfaces at Shake Shack locations. These local materials tell Shake Shack’s Manhattan origin story as the brand expands globally, and embody its values of honesty, quality, and environmental responsibility.

Project Development

UNIFORMITY WITHOUT CONFORMITY

We looked to the original Shake Shack building in New York’s Madison Square Park for design inspiration. The chain’s first burgers were served within sight of nearby water towers, steadfast fixtures on the city’s skyline.

Tri-Lox works with Shake Shack to find scalable specifications for feature surfaces at each location. Our vertically integrated, sourcing-to-shipment capabilities allow us to manufacture sustainable wood products that are hand-selected, kiln dried, remilled for standardization, and custom-finished.

For Shake Shack, that means guaranteed consistency, unique character, and ease of installation, in Shacks from Phoenix to London.

Tri-Lox Products

PAYING HOMAGE TO ORIGINS

Heritage Oak–Natural
At Shake Shake, ingredients and our Heritage Oak tops tell a farm-to-table story.

Cedar–White Wash
Our Skyline Cedar cladding provides a light, modern look with our specialty White Wash finish.

Cedar–Patina
Our antique water tower Cedar proudly wears its distinguished silvery patina, transporting a memento of New York history to Shake Shack locations around the globe.

Redwood–Patina
The original, weathered surface of Redwood recovered from New York City water towers makes a unique cladding that celebrates the history of the material.

Redwood–Natural
Refacing our antique water tower Redwood reveals the namesake russet coloration that lends a homey warmth to interior spaces.

Final Project

INGREDIENTS WITH INTEGRITY

Shake Shack cares about where its food comes from. Their supply chain demands quality ingredients that are ethically sourced, ecologically friendly, and produced locally. Our sustainable wood products meet those standards by nature. We manage the manufacturing process from raw wood to finished product, which means we can trace each plank’s history back to the source, and assure consistent quality, even on a large scale.

We specialize in extraordinary materials that help brands express their individual aesthetic, and build their values and story into their spaces.

Location

International

Completed

Ongoing

Client

Shake Shack

Photography

Arion Doerr & Tri-Lox

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