When Google announced they were doubling the size of its Kirkland campus, they wanted a unique, non-symmetrical and totally different canopy as part of their new, fun, whimsical and stimulating facility. The architectural and engineering firm of DLR Group, in partnership with property owner SRM Development, were tasked to design an iconic piece to be installed in the center of Google’s newly expanded complex. From the success of the MOHAI Project in Seattle, SRM Development approached Eide Industries to assist with the design-refinement, fabrication and installation of this monumental tension structure.
The Lake Forest City Council awarded a $35.9 million contract to Parkwest Landscape Construction to bring the new 86-acre park to life. Parkwest Landscape selected Eide Industries for the structural design, fabrication and installation of seventeen (17) various Tensioned Fabric Structures, Site Shelters and Canopy Systems for the largest sports park in Orange County, California. Eide successfully completed the fabrication and installation of all canopies throughout the Lake Forest Sports Park ahead of schedule and within budget.
The Macerich Company approached Eide Industries for another challenging project they were faced with at their Tysons Corner development in Northern Virginia. The renovations to the mixed-use urban expansion property required a flexible design in the hotel plaza that could accommodate three shade structures during the summer, but also be completely removed and stored for other seasonal amenities, such as an ice rink in its place. Each removable shade structure was designed with lightweight aluminum frame components and ten (10) easy to disassemble tensioned membranes made with flame-retardant mesh fabric.