The versatility of fabric for shade

December 1, 2013

From urban renewal to water conservation to alfresco elegance, the benefits of shade structures cover a lot of ground. By Sigrid Tornquist There’s something about a well-designed textile shade structure that acts like an invitation. Whether the structure is angular or curved, freestanding or an extension of a building, crisp white or in vivid color, …

Motorized retractable roof stands up to elements

By Kathy Carlson When the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), needed to enclose a large courtyard to be able to use the space year-round, they turned to J. Miller Canvas Inc. of Santa Ana, Calif., to make it happen. The solution: a motorized, sliding panel roof system, engineered to be covered or retracted to …