Miami Awning Co/Thomas Awnings Miami, FL

Project Details

Fabric 1

Producer: Glen Raven Custom Fabrics LLC
Supplier: Trivantage LLC

Engineer Name 1
Cesar Castillo P.E.

Design Name
William Garvey

Design Company
Miami Awning Company

Fabrication Company
Miami Awning Company

Project Manager Name
William Garvey

Project Manager Company
Miami Awning Company

Installation Name
Daniel Reilly

Installation Company
Miami Awning Company

Please describe the project specifications

This project consists of (1) long continuous awning that highlights the arches of a historic building for the Biscayne Yacht Club on Bayshore Drive in Miami, FL. The long awning is 63’-8 15/16” wide with a a 6’-0” projection along with 4) awnings 8’-0” wide and a 5’-0” projection. The fabric is Sunbrella Firesist Regatta Blue.

What was the purpose of this project? What did the client request?

The client had individual awnings over the east elevation of the building that were not aesthetically appealing and in very bad shape. They wanted weather and shade protection for those dining inside. They also wanted something totally different.

What is unique or complex about the project?

This is an old historic building. The awnings were custom designed to follow the arches of the building’s façade. The frame work was very custom, as well as the fabric to follow the arches, since the middle arch was different from the other two arches on each side. The anchorage needed to bolt into a coral rock structure that is very close by the water. Special adhesive chemical anchors were used to anchor the awnings to the wall. There are also ceiling liners covering the undersides of portions of the long awning that cover the framework of the awning.

What were the results of the project?

The clients are extremely pleased with the new awnings. This is a historic building, on the bay with a beautiful setting that is used for sailing and social events. Located on beautiful Biscayne Bay, a lot of sailing and social events as well as weddings are scheduled throughout the year. The new awnings give the illusion of waves and blends well with the architecture of the structure. The selection of Regatta blue by Sunbrella Firesist highlights that they are a Yacht Club. One of the members is architect C. Frasuer Knight, a member of the Biscayne Bay Yacht Club since the 1940’s. These awnings are the something different that they wanted for the Club.

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