Allison Palmadesso

Director of Design

Shake Shack

Allison is the Director of Design at Shake Shack, an international fast-casual restaurant chain based in New York City. In her role, she is responsible for the design and execution of new restaurants, remodels, and overall design innovation. Allison has a Master of Architecture from the University of Maryland and is passionate about educating students on the various career paths one can pursue with a Design degree. Prior to Shake Shack, Allison worked at Gensler, an award-winning global architecture firm, with a focus on mixed-use, transportation, and master planning projects. Some clients included Amtrak, Westfield, Marriott, DC Office of Planning, and JetBlue. Allison lives in Brooklyn, NY, and enjoys all things live music, comedy, and the outdoors in her spare time.