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 Company
Miami Awning Company

Fabrication Company
Miami Awning Company

Project Manager Name
Federico Bordignon

Project Manager Company
Miami Awning Company

Installation Name
Daniel Reilly

Installation Company
Miami Awning Company

Please describe the project specifications

This is a very custom entrance awning with a marque and “scallop” curved style for the side entrance of a hotel. It is 16’-0” wide, with an 8’-2” projection. Sunbrella Jockey Red was used for the cover. The fabric was fire-treated to meet permitting requirements.

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

The client needed an awning on the side entrance of their hotel that would be a signature “one of a kind”. The design and color were very important to him. Red is the “signature” color that is used throughout every aspect of the resort and all of their other properties. They wanted an awning that would be out of the ordinary.

What is unique or complex about the project?

This awning is an unusual scalloped marques shape. At first the client wanted posts to support the awning, but the City would not allow it. Additional structure and plates had to be added for permitting and to support the awning properly. The awning has a unique feature, in that there are large holes that allow those underneath to look through, to see the sky. This was achieved with large pipe and special large “grommets”. It makes for an unusual feature that we have never had requested before. There is also a ceiling liner on the bottom of the awning to hide the frame structure. The frame and fabric department also had to take into consideration all of the light fixtures that would be installed in this awning. This awning was a lot of work for the frame, fabric, installation and permitting department.

What were the results of the project?

This entrance awning for the Faena Hotel and Resort is very unique, like all of the features of this Iconic Hotel. The very custom awning makes it easy to find the side entrance for the Hotel. It also is the “One of a Kind” look that the client wanted.

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