A Better Design Approach
Investing in the product. Investing in the future.
From the start, we believed Urban Umbrella had potential beyond scaffolding. The idea was always bigger…It was about urban planning and adding economic and symbolic value to the community. When the pandemic hit and businesses moved their operations outside, we knew we could create a safe, elegant solution to shoddy pop-up tents just as we had done with scaffolding.
We designed a customizable “COVID-19 Comeback Kit” with a suite of solutions that includes outdoor heaters, hand sanitizer dispensers, and curbside pick-up lockers to help offices, retailers, grocery stores, restaurateurs, hospitals, and schools stay in business safely.
We partnered with Brooklyn Lab Charter School and leading architecture firms to unveil a new “Front Porch” urban design concept. The Urban Umbrella is being used to create a more orderly area for student
drop-offs, temperature screenings, and controlled entry and exit from the building.
We’re rapidly bringing Urban Umbrella into a new market for non-commercial use. In these challenging times, businesses need access to every tool that will bring traffic.
Our bright, airy sidewalk canopies are equipped to add heat lamps, custom lighting, and prominent high-quality signage. With this, we can build tasteful outdoor spaces, providing hard-hit businesses like restaurants, retail, and fitness clubs the opportunity to continue serving customers while following safety protocol.
During COVID, the urban space in New York City has changed, and the sidewalk has become the place where commerce is conducted, where meetings are being held, and where people are eating. We’ll start seeing public space used differently over the next couple of years, and that includes shutting down streets for restaurants and allowing temporary structures for retail and restaurant use and for schools.
Innovation at the Pace of Now
Urban Umbrella is designed to keep businesses open and create a cleaner, more open environment for pedestrians. The Umbrella’s steel column legs are stronger than traditional sheds, eliminating the need for cross bracing.
Patented Roofing System
Urban Umbrella’s proprietary translucent structural roofing system allows natural daylight to be distributed evenly over the course of the day. This means sweeping skyward views, incredible amounts of sunlight and an airy feeling for pedestrians.
White Glove Service
Urban Umbrella provides 24/7 white glove services and ensures installations are cleaned and maintained on a consistent schedule.
Use Urban Umbrella as a marketing tool to enhance a retailers brand or as simple camouflage to match a building's façade.
Custom 3D Signage
Enhance brand awareness or the building's address during construction with a 3D sign on the Urban Umbrella Parapet.
LED Custom Signage
Light up the night with custom 3D LED lighting.