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Fabric Architecture Ltd. – Leading Tensile Fabric |
Company in the U.K. Comes to U.S.A. Through Poligon®
of Holland, Michigan and Fabric Architecture Ltd. of the United Kingdom have
formed an agreement to manufacture and distribute Tensile Fabric structures in
North America. Fabric Architecture has been specializing in the design,
engineering, manufacture and installation of tensile fabric structures since
1984. The Company recently won an Award of Excellence by the IFAI at the 2009
International Achievement Awards. With over 5,000 installations throughout the
world, they are experienced in both custom design-and-build structures as well
as offering a range of pre-designed and pre-engineered Signature Structures.
PorterCorp has designed and built over 14,000 Poligon® steel shelters and
Parasol™ shade products in North America and has over 40 years of experience in
the Unites States. The two companies also specialize in walkways, entrance
features, performance spaces, and brise soleil (permanent sun-shading
techniques). The new partnership brings the expertise of both organizations core
competencies together; Fabric Architecture’s engineering and design expertise in
Tensile Fabric Structures and PorterCorp’s steel manufacturing and distribution
experience in North America.
Nigel Browne, Fabric Architecture’s Director and Senior Designer, has won the
British Design Award and was nominated for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Design Award
for his work in the field of tensile design. He is the only RIBA certified
presenter in the discipline of tensile structures, giving Continual Professional
Development seminars throughout the UK.
Fabric Architecture will design and engineer the structures and pattern and
manufacture the tensile membrane; PorterCorp will fabricate the steel and have
responsibility for sales and distribution for tensile fabric products in North
America. The new product offering will include both standard and custom products
branded Fabric Architecture by PorterCorp. For more information go to
www.portercorp.com or contact Porter's sales office at 616-399-1963.
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