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Subway Shelton

A tale of two (tasty) cities.

Size 90,000 sf

Location Shelton, CT

Services Brand Experience, Interior Design, Lighting

Sectors Workplace

Specialty Studios brandx, Spark

Collection Subway

Following the success of Subway’s new Miami office, HLW was asked to design a new space in Shelton, Connecticut. The Miami and Shelton offices represent the brand’s global dual-headquarters, enhancing employee experience and brand visibility.

The Shelton HQ spans 90,000 square feet over three floors, offering a modern workplace with open office layouts, huddle and conference rooms, and a multipurpose room for training. HLW ensured each floor featured open spaces for 360-degree views and included cutting-edge amenities like a functional lab, technology labs, and a small film studio.

Biophilic design underpins the entire design concept. Healthy materials, natural daylight, and a moss wall in the lobby are a few examples of how HLW designers made the space less taxing on the environment and more pleasant for Subway’s people.

The design maintains a cohesive aesthetic with the Miami office, using wayfinding and branded signage developed by HLW’s brandx studio. Both headquarters feature words, phrases, and food-themed pictograms in vibrant, on-brand colors to keep the two locations aesthetically connected despite their distance.

Eco-friendly materials, ample natural lighting, and a distinctive moss wall enhance the workplace’s health and sustainability.

Multifunctional spaces, such as a test kitchen, technology labs, and a film studio, boost innovation and collaboration among employees.

Visual connections to the Miami office are maintained through vibrant, on-brand colors and thematic decorations like food-themed pictograms, reinforcing Subway's brand identity.

Subway Shelton