Sustainable Exterior Structures For Educational Institutions

Rooftop pergolas on the campus of Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.

Over the years Walpole Outdoors has been called upon to build structures for large universities, private schools, public schools and community colleges. Architects and landscape architects that specialize in campus design have noted our attentiveness to fine design detail, material selection and structural needs.

Attractive pergolas in hot climates to shade student dining terraces, covered walkways around the exterior of buildings to shelter students from the elements as they walk from class to class, perimeter fencing that suits the neighborhood aesthetic for urban campuses are the functions performed by some of our work.

Artistic landscape amenities like a gathering spot under a pergola, a reproduction historic fence or gate at the Chancellor’s residence, a tastefully designed utility enclosure or boldly designed trellises -strictly for visual appeal – are items in our portfolio.

Free-standing pergola at Bryant University.

All such projects are built using internally reinforced AZEK cellular PVC material and factory-painted with Sherwin Williams finishes.  The moisture and insect resistance of AZEK and the 25 year warranty on the paint finish assures the lowest possible maintenance cost.

Whether it is a new campus or an important school modernization, structures in a traditional or a modern style can be manufactured to meet the Architect’s design intention.

A full package of drawings in AUTOCAD format is provided to the contractor for sign-off approval on every project. All materials are finished, kitted with fasteners, and shipped nationwide for straightforward erection by contractor personnel.

For projects in the planning stage, designers can download many of our standard products from the web by going to our website at and clicking on the red CADdetails logo on the home page.



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