What if your next shade project didn’t just provide a practical building solution, it also made a Stunning Architectural Statement?
A Message from Lightweight Structures Principal Designer
Hi, I’m Trevor Scott. I've been fortunate enough to have travelled the world working on cutting edge projects for my clients. I've won multiple international awards for some of my unique copyrighted structures.
I've devoted most of my working life to the design of world class fabric shade structures and even earned my Masters of Engineering Membrane Lightweight Structures (First Class) from Vienna, the spiritual home of lightweight architecture.
I have focused my education, my experience, my design talent and my technical skills into a bespoke company that specialises in nothing but eye-catching, functional fabric structures for premium clients.
I say this not to impress you, but to impress upon you that your next project is important and choosing the right designer is crucial. If you want more than just a shade solution ... if you want an outstanding structure that makes a unique architectural statement and enhances your site and adds value to your property, then consider working with us.
My company will deliver you the ultimate design solution within your budgetary constraints. Importantly, we can take care of the design, engineering and installation of your Fabric Tensile Shade Structure, all under one roof. — Designer Trevor Scott (M. Eng. Membranes Lightweight Structures).
Professional Accreditations: Building Design – Medium Rise; Builder – Low Rise. Victorian Commercial Builder; Builder Restricted to Special Structures (Shade Sails).
Partner with an international award-winning company
Lightweight Structures is an international award-winning company that can design, engineer and install a stunning architectural fabric shade solution for you. We have the technical expertise to offer you quality, cost-effective solutions. Our shade fabricators, architects and builders provide a unique skillset in high quality cost effective tensile membrane solutions. Choose from stunning wide span structures for large sporting and recreational facilities, commercial shaded car parking, covered walkways, custom umbrellas, free form tensile membranes and more.
Architectural creativity grounded in technical expertise
Lightweight Structures combines knowledge of European trends with powerful technical tools to deliver eye-catching, functional fabric forms. Your project will benefit from Trevor's exposure to architects and engineers who have worked through the evolvement of the Tensile Membrane from “pen and paper” beginnings to the technology-driven 21st Century.
World-wide experience, recognition and qualifications
Since 2001 Lightweight Structures has provided clients in Australia, the USA and the Middle East, with the technical expertise to build creative and cost effective Tensile Fabric Structures. Principal Designer Trevor Scott holds a long list of qualifications including a Master of Engineering Membranes Lightweight Structures (First Class) from Vienna.
Deep knowledge, laser focus. Everything done in-house
Lightweight Structures’ depth of design engineering and construction skills come in handy when working with you to meet your functional, aesthetic and budgetary outcomes. This knowledge and the company's single focus means we can complete all facets of design and engineering in-house and oversee all installations ... from conceptual presentations, engineering analysis, working drawings, fabric patterns and engineering certification for council submission. That means no buck-passing. And no hassles for you.
Blend of skills to strike the right balance for your project
Our expertise allows us to strike a cutting-edge balance between form and function. We'll aim for flow and simplicity in your design. Our strong, lightweight, copyrighted structures require fewer posts and accommodate wider spans. Having studied in Vienna, Trevor is attuned in to the latest European trends in tensile membranes and draws on this knowledge when designing.
Design, engineering & installation handled for you
Our design team intimately understands the flexible dynamics of the light weight structural product. We have a hands-on understanding of both fabric and steel fabrication and project installation. This knowledge of the individual components within a built tensile project will be reflected in the design and engineering of your completed structure. Our best work is done in conjunction with architects. Our skill base, technologies and vast past experience allows our design and engineering team to transform an architect's vision into an engineered structural form.
Inspired groundbreaking structures
Lightweight Structures harnesses cutting-edge software to develop engineered forms previously considered unachievable. Our kit includes a strong working knowledge of design tools including CAD, Tensile Membrane Patterning, Structural Steel Fabrication, Architectural Fabric fabrication, project management and installation of Tensile Membrane Architecture. To develop the best project outcomes, our organisation combines industry experience with these leading edge technologies.
We give you creative and cost effective project outcomes
We understand your time is important. We aim for swift turn around on services. Lightweight Structures is committed to delivering a cost effective project, built on time and on budget. We guarantee that our design and engineering systems will assist your business in achieving the most creative and cost effective project outcomes.
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