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How Tensile Fabric Structures Can Improve Your School or University

By April 19, 2018September 26th, 2019No Comments

In order to make the best experiences possible for students, educational institutions are tasked with hiring the best teachers, presenting challenging coursework, and providing a safe and functional learning environment.  The architecture and layout of a campus can play a significant role in the comfort of the students, teachers, and administrators, and it can help to attract new students (and parents).  Whether your goals are to create more usable outdoor spaces or simply improve aesthetics, tensile fabric structures can add value and appeal to your school or university campus.

Incorporating Art and Iconic Aesthetics

Regardless of whether your facility is a single building or a sweeping campus, tensile fabric structures add style and beauty to your school.  It can add vibrant pops of color or create art-inspired sculptures that become iconic symbols of your school.

How Tensile Fabric Structures Can Improve Your School or University

Success Academy South Bend

How Tensile Fabric Structures Can Improve Your School or University

Saint Mary’s Academy







Comfortable Dining and Seating Areas

After spending long days in the classroom, students and teachers often need a literal breath of fresh air.  However, weather conditions can often make outdoor spaces unusable.  Expand your dining areas with an indoor/outdoor feel or transform underused areas by adding exceptional functionality.


Claremont University Consortium

Francis Tuttle Culinary School







Outdoor Event Venues

Education means more than just learning from books.  Students of all ages need the space to express themselves and have experiences outside of the traditional classroom setting.  Whether you’re looking to create a small outdoor venue or cover a large amphitheater, tensile fabric structures provide cost-effective and long-lasting solutions for your outdoor venues.

College of DuPage Amphitheater

Texas A&M Waterfront Pavilion







Covered Walkways and Meeting Areas

Rain or shine – tensile fabric structures keep your students, faculty, and administrators comfortable throughout campus.  From walkways to entryways and seating areas to courtyards, tensile fabric structures beautifully blend form and function.

Baylor University

UCSF Medical Center







Across the country, schools and universities are struggling to balance budgetary restrictions with the needs of their students and faculty.  Tensile fabric structures often provide a cost-effective solution in comparison to traditional building designs.

Are Tensile Fabric Structures Right for Your Next Project?

In the Tension Structures Division of Eide Industries, we specialize in design, engineering, manufacturing, and installation of structurally complex and creatively challenging commercial, government, and prototype design projects.  We provide expertise and support for architects, landscape designers, general contractors, and property owners to develop their custom tensile membrane project ideas and construct iconic structures.

Explore the options for your next project.  Contact one of our experts today by calling 800-422-6827.