Fabric name: Sunbrella
Fabric producer: Glen Raven Custom Fabrics LLC
Fabric supplier: Trivantage LLC
Design: Ed Bourg
Fabrication: Robert Martensson
Subcontractor: Brad Stramanak
Project manager: Robert Martensson
Installation: Joseph Wiley
Location: Annapolis, MD
Photos: Robert Martensson
Please describe the project specifications.
Two each 115′ fabric canopies spanning the exterior outside seating are of the new luxury suites recently constructed at top of the Navy Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis, MD.
What was the purpose of this project? What did the client request?
The owners wanted the patrons of the new suite / skyboxes to be protected from the sun and inclement weather when sitting outside the suite areas in the exterior seat section. The canopy also needed to be designed in such a way as not to hinder the view of the entire field from all seat angles. Vertical posts needed to be minimized and a supported steel structure was designed to minimize posts and increase view.
What is unique or complex about the project?
The project is unique because it is installed at the top of the stadium seating area and all the awning sections and supportive steel understructure had to be carried / carted to the top as are was not accessible by crane. The frames had to be fitted around the “bump out ” sections and had to be hand patterned for a leak proof and snug fit. All awning sections and steel structure was powder coated to match the “Blue” Sunbrella fabric. A rain gutter had to be added at the front so other patrons at the lower sections would not get wet from water dumping in front of the canopy.
What were the results of the project?
The stadium owners are happy that they can offer a more enjoyable experience for the patrons of the new luxury sky boxes who pay a premium for the experience and opportunity to be there.
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