At Tenshon, helping our customers create visually stunning outdoor living spaces is our passion. For more than a decade, we've had the privilege of creating some incredible and beautiful shade solutions for many wonderful clients.
Browse our featured projects below to see examples of actual, real world shade product applications.
We love to showcase beautiful outdoor spaces. If we've had the honor of being a part of your shade project and you would like to be included in our featured project showcase, please contact us and let us know.
Tenshon is honored to have worked with Banner Health's Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa, AZ on an amazing outdoor play facility for the children receiving treatment there. McCarthy Building Companies teamed up with Tenshon to manufacture and provide several large shade sails that produce crucial sun protection over the playground equipment at The BIG Outside.
The facility serves as a much needed escape for children to take their minds off of the worries of their treatment and to serve as an aid in their outdoor rehabilitation therapy. The groundbreaking ceremony for the facility took place on September 7, 2017 and the grand opening was a short, six months later on February 22, 2018.
Tenshon worked closely with the folks at Google to create the perfect shade solution for the rooftop hangout/social space they built for their employees at the new Google facility in Venice, California.
The roman shades that were installed over the wood deck blended beautifully into the general esthetic of the outdoor space. The panels are retractable and allow for an open air canopy on overcast days and full shade coverage on hot, sunny days. You can read more about the grand opening event and see a photo of the hangout space with Tenshon's roman shades in use at the Venice Paparazzi website.
In 2011, the Washington Nationals management team decided to revamp the fan experience at their stadium. This effort included a full makeover and creation of the Miller Lite Scoreboard Walk; complete with new restaurants, lounges, and 14 large white shade sails.
Tenshon designed and manufactured the shade canopies specifically for the Washington Nationals. The HDPE tensile fabric of the sails provides protection from the sun's UV rays and lowers the temperature in the shaded area by up to 20 degrees. This is a welcome addition to all of the fans waiting in line for food at the venue. You can read all about the redesigned facility and see a photo of Tenshon's 14 shade sails at Revamp.com.
Caterpillar wanted to impress the crowds at the annual CONEXPO in Las Vegas in 2011. Their grand vision involved turning a parking lot outside of the Las Vegas Convention Center into a park called "Generations Park," and included the installation of shade structures designed and manufactured by Tenshon.
These visually impressive shade structures were very unique in their design and application. Needless to say, Caterpillar and all of the visitors at the convention were extremely happy with the finished product. You can get a better view of the park being built and shade structures being erected by watching this time-lapse YouTube video.
Tenshon was contracted to manufacture four large sun shade sails at Sagewood in Scottsdale, Arizona. Sagewood is a resort-style active senior living community that reflects its stunning desert environment in its distinctively crafted Southwestern architecture. Onsite amenities include chef-prepared nutritious meals, a fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, two clubhouses, movie theaters, a salon, and concierge and valet services—as well as transportation to activities such as golf, shopping, and cultural venues.
To help the Sagewood residents enjoy some of the outdoor amenities and avoid the heat and harmful UV rays of the sun, Tenshon manufactured four large shade canopies to beautify the area and provide ample shade coverage.
Rise provides a living-learning environment complete with computer labs and study lounges and promotes a healthy lifestyle by offering a 24-hour gym and rooftop pool. In addition, the rooftop lounge and academic oriented luxury lounges located throughout the facility help students relax and unwind after class.
To help the student residents get the most out of this luxury facility, Tenshon was contracted to provide shade structures over the outdoor fitness center and lounge areas. Multiple custom shade sails were installed throughout the rooftop and their artistic beauty fit the luxurious atmosphere perfectly to provide the desired coverage and protection from the sun.
Tenshon was approached by Intel Inc. with a request to add shade structures to the outside of their building in Denver, Colorado.
The application was intended to shade an outdoor seating area where employees could take breaks and relax without enduring the heat of the sun. A series of large triangle shade sails in ivory and white were designed, manufactured and installed to create the perfect canopy covering.
Tenshon was thrilled to part of this unique, custom shade sail project.
Shade sails aren't typically installed indoors since their main function is to provide shade protection from the sun. However, the folks at Eli Lilly were more interested in the artistic beauty of the shade sail design. The addition of custom shade sails by Tenshon to the indoor open space in the Eli Lilly facility enhanced the surrounding architecture and captured their artistic vision perfectly.
The harsh desert sun over the Texas Instruments facility in Tucson, Arizona created a problem that needed to be solved with some Tenshon shade sails.
In order to avoid an HR nightmare, Texas Instruments asked Tenshon to provide adequate shading over their outdoor break area. The addition of large, white sun shade sails provided up to 98% UV protection and an area underneath of up to 10 degrees cooler where employees could relax and enjoy their breaks.
Delta wanted to create an outdoor space to cater to the needs of their Sky Club customers. The result was a 24,000 square foot lounge called the "Sky Deck" located in the JFK airport.
To beautify the lounge and capture the essence of the Delta brand, Tenshon created several large, red, triangular shade sails, indicative of the Delta logo, that span the length of the outdoor area. You can read more about this unique application by Tenshon on the Cool Hunting website.
Camp Heber, in northern Arizona, is the perfect location for youth summer camps. The camp's large, outdoor amphitheater seats hundreds of people, eager to enjoy ceremonies, presentations, and performances of all kinds.
Though the amphitheater is spacious and very useful, it is completely exposed to the Arizona sun. Being in the higher elevations, this poses a sun exposure threat to those that visit the camp. Tenshon was commissioned to create an extremely large shade sail canopy that effectively covers a full 1/3 of the amphitheater. Camp attendees can now sit in the comfort of the shade while they enjoy watching the many events.
Tenshon has been thrilled to provide shade sails over the outside seating areas at close to a dozen different Panera Bread locations. At each location, shade sails and shade panels were installed to allow Panera customers to dine in maximum comfort, protected from the sun.
Tenshon provided the shade sails for the unique "Blue Hour" art exhibit by New American Public Art.
As exhibit attendees approach the square columns, the LED lights inside the containers change color based on proximity. The light reflects beautifully off of the multiple triangular shade sails suspended between the columns. You can find out more about New American Public Art and the Blue Hour exhibit at the New American Public Art website. Video provided by New American Public Art.
Frank Lloyd Wright's summer home, Taliesin West, in Scottsdale, Arizona proudly displays 11 identical shade sails over the entrance to the home's library.
Above the entrance to the Taliesin West library stands a row of eleven rectangular shade sails provided by Tenshon. The khaki fabric blends into the southwestern landscape and flatters the sedona red iron. The shades are contorted in a hyperbolic twist that is both artistic and practical.
Located in historic Uptown New Orleans, Audubon Zoo offers an exotic mix of animals from around the globe, engaging educational programs, hands-on animal encounters and lush gardens.
Tenshon provided large, custom shade sails to cover the popular sea lion exhibit at the zoo. Zoo patrons from around the world can enjoy watching the playful sea lions under the protection of our bright green shade canopies.
EVO Swim School provides swimming education for children and youth in Arizona. With several large swimming pool facilities, the need for shade and protection from the Arizona sun is a must.
Tenshon was excited to provide large shade sails that cover 90% of the outdoor pools at a few of the EVO locations. To learn more about EVO Swim School, you can visit their website here.
The Sailor's Return is a world renowned restaurant located in Stuart, Florida.
The nautical theme of the restaurant has been perfectly captured by the white shade sails provided by Tenshon. The design team was tasked with recreating the look and feel of being on an actual sailboat through the use of fabric shade sails that resembled the iconic sailboat sail design.
The SC Johnson headquarters in Wisconsin had a large hole that needed to be covered.
Granted, the hole in the rooftop was placed there on purpose by the architect that designed the building. After the building was built, the company discovered that it let in far too much direct sun light. They enlisted Tenshon's help to cover the hole with a shade panel made of our high quality HDPE fabric.
The sun shade sail structures at Riverwalk in Florida work to make an already impressive atmosphere even more spectacular.
The sweeping lines and flowing canopies of the custom sails positioned along the waters edge add a breathtaking beauty to the popular tourist destination. The tensile shades provide protection from the sun during the day and are strategically lit with bright pink and blue lights during the night to enhance the ambiance. The shape of the sails, in addition to the unique sweeping arches of the rolled steel create an impressive structure to behold.
Large, rectangular shade panels cover the open, center courtyard at the Devry building in Phoenix, Arizona.
The spacious outdoor area, surrounded by offices and classrooms, was open to the intense sun and heat of the Arizona desert. Tenshon was contracted to manufacture large shade panels that were lashed to the edge of the buildings to block the sun's heat and provide shade to the courtyard below.
We don't normally feature residential shade sail projects on this page but this one was too impressive to pass up. The color choice and shape of this application works well to enhance the surroundings of this residential backyard. The simple addition of 2 shade sails added ample shade and sun uv protection to provide a more enjoyable outdoor space.