Outdoor experiences, artfully crafted.
Our custom fabric structures elevate enjoyment of the outdoors.
Craving something custom?
As the country’s leading full-service fabric architecture firm, we deliver bespoke awnings, canopies, event structures, and more to enhance the outdoor experience. With decades of training in their respective fields, our talented crew uses fabric, wood, metal, and rigging to generate artistic seasonal structures for residential and commercial applications. Clients near and far rely on our unique skill set to enhance the natural beauty and inherent allure of their outdoor spaces.
Bristol Harbor Inn
Jersey City, NJ
Tension Awning by the Sea
Woods Hole, MA
Inn at Perry Cabin
St. Michaels, MD
The Island House, Bahamas
Unique Terrace Awning
Cape & Islands Awning
Tellers Next Door
Clean Harbors Commercial Awning
Water’s Edge Awnings
Fabric Architecture Products + Services
Everything we create is 100-percent custom—never off a shelf. Whether dreaming up a design for your specific needs or executing an existing vision, our goal is always to deliver a finished product that is architecturally pleasing with some extra head-turning wow factor.
Evoking the look of a tensioned sail and employing the strength of marine rigging, our signature sail shades are the perfect finishing touch for any porch, patio, or terrace.
Sperry canopies are designed to complement a specific space, providing shade and weather protection while enhancing the setting’s visual appeal.
Expertly crafted from the wood and fabric of your choosing, our Savannah-style event structures deliver superior aesthetics inside and out.
Recently released, Sperry’s Tin Tent glamping tent combines fabric artistry and all-weather durability for an ideal glamping experience.
Our expertise with metal, wood, and fabric is a true asset for any project-to-be, no matter the difficulty level.View All Products
What is fabric architecture and what can it accomplish?
Fabric architecture is centered on the softness and flexibility of fabric. Fabric lends itself to outdoor installations because it offers protection from sun and weather without adding bulk (we see you, traditional construction). Our designs celebrate fabric’s sleekness, softness, and post-season storage ease. Meanwhile, the bones supporting our creations are high quality for the highest expectations. We work with mahogany, pine, fir, aluminum, stainless steel—whatever you desire or the project demands.
“We are in love with this Sperry tent! So romantic and graceful and just what we wanted for our 1891 mansion! The mahogany structure is spectacular, gorgeous even without the sailcloth. True craftsmanship. Thank you, Matt and Seth! You are terrific!!”
“We always love a visit from Sperry Fabric Architecture! Big thanks to Pete and Flora for installing our gorgeous sailcloth flies. The anticipation of a new season, quite honestly, makes me a little emotional and so full of gratitude.”
“I couldn’t be happier with my Sperry awning. It has created a dramatic outdoor space for my restaurant, adding capacity to my footprint. It goes up in the spring and stays up into December, allowing us to take advantage of those beautiful New England days.”
“Our three awnings are spectacular: Gingko for spring, Aquamarine for summer, and Tuscan for fall! I couldn’t be happier. Glad we decided to get the quick-release mechanism as it allows me to easily change the awnings myself.”
“My awning looks just great! So happy with it. I was glad to have it during the unusually warm weather recently … we were sitting comfortably in the shade!”
The Power of Craft
As a family-run fabric architecture company with deep ties to our local community, we believe in a boutique approach to manufacturing. You won’t find any heavy-duty, human-replacing machinery or outsourcing here. We source our materials thoughtfully. We invest in and train local craftspeople. And each project receives our full personalized attention.
We use time-honored crafts to enhance modern-day lifestyles.
Our creations always serve a purpose. We are expert problem-solvers.
Prioritizing form results in architecturally pleasing silhouettes.
We can work with you to fully engineer a commercial install.
See Your Vision Come to Life
Let's chat about how a custom fabric structure can benefit your space.