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Structurflex Creates Shade Canopy for Swimming Center

February 2, 2016

PROVIDING PROTECTION WITHOUT OBSTRUCTION The United World College Swimming Center needed a canopy. Structurflex met the challenge of a tight budget and strict local building regulations coupled with local temperatures reaching over 104 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius). Swimmers could easily keep cool by taking a dip in the pools, but spectators had a much […]



Napkin Sketches Turn into Stunning Structure

January 25, 2016

CREATIVITY CAN COME FROM ANYWHERE. The Indian Wells Tennis Garden pavilion started as napkin sketches. Structurflex stepped up to the challenge of transforming hand-drawn concepts into a tangible, breathtaking structure that’s as functional as it is beautiful. Indian Wells Tennis Garden is a full-service tennis club, and is home to the third-largest tennis stadium in […]



Structurflex Honored with Outstanding Achievement Award for Frame-Supported Structures by IFAI

December 10, 2015

Structurflex was recently recognized with the Outstanding Achievement Award for Frame-Supported Structures for work on Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo, Brazil. “It is always an honor to receive accolades, but we are especially honored to have received two awards from an organization as prestigious as the Industrial Fabrics Association International,” said Paul Snustead, Business Development […]



IFAI Recognizes Structurflex for Northwestern University Visitor’s Center Facade


Structurflex was recently recognized with the Outstanding Achievement Award for Façades for work on Northwestern University’s Visitor’s Centerin Chicago, Illinois. “We are honored to be recognized by such a notable organization as the IFAI. Though we are seasoned in the international design, fabrication, and installation of tensile structures and have a diverse project portfolio, we […]



Structurflex finds solution for McGrath Amphitheatre, Iowa

February 8, 2015

The city of Cedar Rapids, Iowa has been undergoing a redevelopment since 2008 after severe floods damaged a significant proportion of the city. At the centre of the redevelopment project is a new riverfront park which includes the new McGrath Amphitheatre – a symbol of the city’s regrowth and recovery process. Due to design innovation […]



Structurflex at Facades Plus Conference in 2015

February 2, 2015

Structurflex are delighted to be Exhibiting at the Facades Plus conference in Los Angeles, 5-6 February 2015. Facades+ is the leading conference on high performance and high design building skins. A robust dialogue encompassing all aspects of building envelopes, Facades+ bridges industry, academia, the profession, operations, and ownership. The developing technology of high-performance facades has […]



Structurflex at AIA Annual Conference in 2015


Please mark your diaries with this important conference. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) are hosting their Annual Conference in Atlanta this year, 14-16 May. With President Bill Clinton confirmed as the Key Note speaker and the Expo packed with the latest Architectural developments, it promises to be an inspiring conference. Structurflex will be exhibiting […]



Outdoor pavilion with indoor feel

November 6, 2014

Structurflex recently featured in Fabric Architecture Magazine with a showcase of their work at the Indian Wells Golf Resort, an outdoor pavilion with an indoor feel. The article highlights the unique challenges Structurflex was faced with, in particular a tight timeline and a very constrained site. The result of their hard work and precise project […]



Going global with digital fabrication

October 14, 2014

Structurflex recently featured in Fabric Architecture Magazine regarding their strengths in digital design and fabrication. Both Auckland-based CEO Murray Higgs, and Bart Dreiling, head of Structurflex’s North American office, discussed the merits of working with fabric suppliers and manufacturers, and the strengths of combining this with their expertise in digital design and fabrication. A combination […]



OFPANZ Award for The Crossing at Highbrook Business Park

July 3, 2014

Structurflex’s inverted cone tensile membrane canopies at Highbrook Business Park have just picked up an award from OFPANZ, the Outdoor Fabric Products Association of New Zealand. The majestic ETFE structures at The Crossing won the award in the Tension Structures less than 500sqm category. The lightweight canopy not only delivers a sculptural quality but also […]




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KieranTimberlake: Printed Tensile Cladding at Rice Unversity


We are pleased to have collaborated with KieranTimberlake and the outfit of a parking structure on the Rice University Campus. In their blog post, they describe the concepts they employed to create an iconic sculptural element. For more details see the KieranTimberlake blog post.





The Increasing Importance of Durability


While tensile fabric has several distinct advantages over more traditional materials like glass, one of the most important may be its ability to withstand severe weather events. Our tensile structures and tensile facades  in Miami, Jacksonville, Houston, Fort Worth, Waco, and Atlanta did not sustain any damage or require any repair despite enduring events ranging […]


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