Tension Structures was approached by Vaughn Construction to assist with the design-refinement, fabrication and installation of the tensile canopy system designed by WHR Architects. The tensile stage canopy is part of the new $6 million Texas A&M Waterfront Pavilion Project to extend event space and connect the campus with the water.

This tensioned stage canopy took the full force of the hurricane winds within months of installation. The fabric and steel remained intact without any issues. With proper compensation and pretension, the fabric remains under tension without any need for call backs to apply additional tension to the canopy.

Sheerfill I PTFE membrane by Saint Gobain covers the hot-dipped galvanized steel frame engineered for 159 MPH hurricane wind-loads.


Project Name: Texas A&M Waterfront Pavilion
Project Location: Galveston, TX
Year Completed: 2017
Membrane Type: Sheerfill I PTFE Architectural Membrane fabric
Wind Loads: Engineered 159 MPH Wind-Loads, Exposure “C”
Approx. Coverage Area: 663 sq.ft.