Gallery: INTERVIEW: Arthur Rubinfeld & Ben Packard of Starbucks Discuss...

INHABITAT: How do you find local craftsmen in the local communities? What's it like working with them?

Arthur: To us it is exciting, it adds layers of complexity. We have a unique footprint globally. We probably have one of the world's largest design/build/management firms in retail globally. We have offices all over the world that have designers in them. It is very unique. Usually, corporations have architectural firms working for them, and they send out drawings or they are in a country working with a central office. We have people like us in many offices, worldwide, that are all coming from the same mission statement.

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