Category Archives: Special Projects

Project Spotlight: The Wequassett Resort and Golf Club

I am excited to share this project with you, readers! This one was a unique experience, both in practice (the scale and breadth of this project was tremendous!) and in structure. We worked with Anthi Frangiadis (Hi, Anthi!) to help the folks at the Wequassett Resort complete their dream renovation and install the perfect tent […]

Previously, on Sperry Fabric Architecture

It’s been such a busy spring!  By spring, I mean as soon as we rung in the New Year (Happy 2014!), the phone started ringing… And hasn’t stopped since!  Here are a few of the projects we have been working on so far, with lots more to come.     Here’s to a busy spring, […]

Rapid Deployment Modules

Our latest large-scale production of an outside design is the Rapid Deployment Module, a collaboration with The Barendsen Rossi Collaborative.  Rapid Deployment Modules are the third emergency housing system that we have produced over the last two years.  The first was Domes for Haiti soon after the earthquake in 2010, and earlier this year we […]

Castle Hill

Although we are entering our the quiet season here at Sperry Fabric Architecture, we will not be lacking in exciting projects this winter. We have been contracted to build a structure for the Castle Hill Inn, a world-class resort in Newport Rhode Island. We will be building a custom Savannah Series tent to date, for […]

Project Spotlight: The New Williams College Commencement Canopy

The custom tension canopy used for commencement at Williams College, until its retirement this past year, was our oldest protective Sperry structure still in use.  You can read about the original in this earlier blog entry.   After just over twenty years, the college decided this spring that it was time for a new canopy. […]

Project Spotlight: The Williams College Commencement Canopy

About 21 years ago Steve Sperry, the founder of Sperry Sails, was hired to build a shelter for the graduation ceremony at Williams College in Williamstown, MA.  There were specific guidelines for the design in order for the finished product to work well with ceremonial logistics. What Steve designed was a tension canopy 40 feet […]