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About Urban Shadow

Headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, Urban Shadow has popularized the shade sail as an artistic, functional way to create more comfortable outdoor living spaces. Since its founding in 2002, Urban Shadow experts have designed, engineered, constructed and installed high-caliber tensile fabric structures for countless commercial projects, including some of the most exclusive master-planned communities, resorts and business complexes in the Southwest. In 2007, the company added a consumer division, enabling homeowners to benefit from the superior design and construction quality of Urban Shadow’s shade sail product lines. For more details, please visit

No matter what type of project you’re planning, Urban Shadow is committed to providing innovative and creative solutions to meet your precise needs:


  • Full turnkey project management, from design to final installation


    Design Only

  • Flexible, hourly-fee services on a per-project basis


    Product Only

  • High-density, commercial-grade tensile fabric, rigging components and mounting/up-right components

  • Design – consultation, conceptual design, 3D renderings and animations
  • Engineering – shade analysis, load analysis, permitting, structural build plans
  • Construction – drilling, ground preparation, footings, custom steel fabrication
  • Installation – membrane assembly, membrane installation/tensioning, hardware/membrane connections

Our Foundation as Individiuals and a Group
Our F I G

We strive to DEVELOP, INNOVATE and PROSPER. Knowing that we need to give everything we have to what we are working on.

We live with HONESTY, INTEGRITY and PASSION. Knowing that at the end of the day this is the only thing we can take home with us.

We see through COMMUNICATION, ACCOUNTABILITY and our CUSTOMERS. Knowing that clarity is the most important thing when trying to improve ourselves.

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Shade Sail Systems

Landscape Design Ideas

Awnings and shade structures designed by Urban Shadow are able to accommodate existing architectural plans for landscaping around a patio and other landscape designs. Our park designs are among the shade sail industry’s finest, and previous sunshade system projects that have been completed for industrial and commercial buildings rival any in the world.


Swimming Pool Designs

We produce stunning shade sail structures for community and personal lap and swimming pools and spas including planned developments and aquatic centers. View previous works completed in and around the valley of the sun for outdoor landscape designs and above ground pool decks by traveling to the pools page.


Patio Cover Ideas

Shade sails that are engineered and designed by Urban Shadow are great alternatives to traditional outdoor patio covers. With over 40 years of engineering experience, our custom designs are renowned for providing aesthetically pleasing and fully functional shade structure systems for landscaping around a patio on any building or property.

Parking Structures

Large sided sun shade sails are perfect for open lot parking and carports. Sails can be custom built or connected to existing structures to provide an inexpensivealternative to traditional fixed modular structures.

Park Designs and Playground Structures

Provide safety and style to neighborhood parks and playgrounds by choosing a custom built sun shade sail available from Fabric shades combine durability and UV protection, and are an affordable option to ordinary playground structures.


Screen Walls

Screen walls by Urban Shadow are a cost effective structure engineered with style. The screen sails used for the walls are extremely durable and improve functionality compared to traditional wall materials.



Urban Shadow meets urban art by crafting stunning screen sail art creations for numerous types of urban locations. Screen sail artistry is designed from the ground up to match any setting.


Urban Shadow:  Custom Fabric Shade Structures
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