Paul has been a pioneer in ushering in a new era of architecture into the US by developing a very successful business branch at Structurflex called Tensile Facades (aka: textile, fabric, flexible or bioclimatic facades). Tensile Facades provides an economical shading or screening system on a facade of a building or parking garage using exterior grade tensile mesh, membrane or clear foil/film. These various tensile materials are framed and tensioned by a specialized aluminum extrusion system either surface mounted or incorporated structural steel standoffs and embeds. Tensile facades are all over Europe; Paul and his team have taken these tried and true specialized facade systems and have adapted them into the US market. We even have more traditional metal meshes as well.
Paul educates architects, designers, engineers, contractors, facility managers and building owners in developing unique economical solutions; providing design assistance/concept development, detailing, preliminary engineering (analysis, steel sizing, modeling), performance specifications and estimating (budgetary pricing / bid proposals).
The latest place to see our work is Jacksonville, Florida, at the newly opened Daily’s Place Amphitheater. Daily’s Place seats 5,500 people and is connected to both EverBank Field football stadium and a brand new 94,000 square foot indoor football practice field. The exterior structure of Daily’s Place is formed from 67,000 square feet of […]Tropical Rain Forest in Buffalo, New York
Buffalo, New York is pretty far from the tropics. Structurflex provided the ETFE triple-layer architecture that made it possible to recreate a tropical rain forest in upstate New York. SOUTH AMERICAN CLIMATE EXTREMES INDOORS Structurflex met the challenge of creating the weather extremes of an Amazonian rain forest in upstate New York — a place […]