The Smokey Point Transit Center is a unique solution to a common community need for convenient and safe public transportation. It offers bus transit routes accessing cities and towns in northern Snohomish County, Washington. It is a high-use and low-maintenance facility that will serve as a transit hub for many years to come.
The tensioned fabric roofing is self-cleaning, durable, low maintenance, fire-rated, energy efficient, recyclable, and is an elegant solution that is stunning in the evening. The environmentally sensitive structures are economically competitive compared with traditional building materials, and perform well in seismic and heavy wind events and snow.
Arlington, Washington, USA
Tensile Membrane Structure
Type 2 - PTFE
Arai Jackson Ellison Murakami LLP
2016 IAA Fabric Structures, Tensile Structures less than 600 square meters (6,458 square feet)
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 […]