A tent as a permanent event center

July 1, 2024  |  Projects

In 2023 DoubleTree Hotel in Chesterfield, Mo., found that installing a permanent, climate-controlled tent could add a 400-capacity event center to its offerings without the time frames and expense that would have been needed for constructing a whole new bricks-and-mortar building.
Medley of shade sails cool the courts

June 18, 2024  |  Projects

Sonoma Shade Sails, Forestville, Calif., designed and installed a quintet of shade sails beautifully balanced such as to create a syncopated pattern that shades a major circulation path between the pickle ball courts and the putting green.
Baseball complex is repeat business for Signature Structures

June 1, 2024  |  Projects

Spring means the start of baseball season, and in March, Dexter Southfield School in Brookline, Mass., opened its new indoor baseball and softball practice facility, thanks to work done by Signature Structures LLC of Easton, Pa. The company partnered with Dellbrook/JKS as general contractor and ARC/…
Shade sails provide comfort at Target Field

May 22, 2024  |  Projects

With summer comes baseball and the need for more shade at the ballpark – even in Minnesota. 
Shade sails complement Dayton library

May 14, 2024  |  Awards, Projects

Two triangular projecting rooflines rise up suggesting airplane wings. Inserted within the wide overhanging “wings” are brightly colored taut shade sails in reds and oranges, an apt reference to the Wright Brothers’ original canvas-covered airplane that made history at Kitty Hawk, N.C., in 190…
An upholstery project on a 1948 Ford to make your eyes pop

May 1, 2024  |  Projects

As car show season gears up in North America, here’s a look at a 1948 Ford Popular delivery van overhaul that’s making the rounds Down Under—and even in Hot Rod New Zealand magazine in 2023.
Compact retractable shade canopy extends livable space

April 12, 2024  |  OFPANZ Awards for Excellence, Projects

The shade sail for this residence borrows from its aquatic sibling with a single rotating spar that pulls the two opposite corners of the fabric in on itself to reduce the fabric surface exposure.
A 2023 OFPANZ Awards for Excellence Winner

April 1, 2024  |  Projects

After having a previous outdoor canvas dining canopy for 40 years, folks at the Whangarei Deep Sea Anglers Club in Tutukaka, New Zealand, decided that it was time for a change. The club called on Baytex, of Mount Maunganui, for a solution. That canopy upgrade turned into a 2023 Awards for Excellence…