Continuing Education 

USA SHADE & Fabric Structures now offers a LA CES approved continuing education course, Meaningful Placemaking for Outdoor Spaces: Best Practices for Design and Specification of Fabric Shade Structures. The continuing education course provides Architects and Landscape Architects with 1 PDH (professional development hour) upon successful completion.

Today more than ever, outdoor space in commercial applications has high value. In a world that is reimagining how we meet, eat, gather, and do business, placemaking in existing areas outside has opened the conversation about how that can happen with shade structures. Without a protection overhead, outdoor space is often not used. Tensile fabric structures elevate the experience and usability of outdoor space to a high degree. This course discusses the value of tensile fabric structures and the variety of applications for this exciting form of architecture. The factors that make up tensile fabric structures are discussed, including framing, fabric, connections, and foundations. The process of bringing a fabric structure from idea to implementation is thoroughly discussed, and case studies are inserted throughout to show these innovative structures in action.  


Do you need a continuing education unit? 

Continuing education credit requirements vary by state. The USA SHADE CEU course helps Architects and Landscape Architects work towards earning the credits they need while learning about fabric shade structure best practices. 

Customized Project Presentation 

Are you currently working on outdoor spaces and/or considering utilizing shade structures in your design? Our Architectural Specialist team has several presentations that can specifically address your “what to know” concerns and questions. We are available to help you and your firm navigate and collaborate on placemaking designs that afford effective, tasteful, and expert shade solutions for your project. Contact us today to book a meeting and or virtual presentation.

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