Case Study

F-Shed Entertainment & Concert Venue

21,840 sq ft Tension Fabric Farmers Market Building
Syracuse, New York

F-Shed Multi-Use Building - Project Profile

The Rundown

Central New York Regional Market Authority gets double duty out of the F Shed, one of their farmers market buildings. The fabric roof provides superior sound quality, while multiple overhead doors along the sidewalls can be open or closed to give the venue flexibility.

Customer Success

“The building provides a unique environment for attending a concert, and the sound quality inside is amazing. It’s a terrific venue.”

Dan Mastronardi | Creative Concerts

Feature Details

  • Building size: 80 feet x 273 feet built on floating concrete slab
  • Architectural cladding to match historic-site structures
  • 3-foot extended overhang with ice breakers
  • Passive ventilation in soffit and peak
  • Built perpendicular to natural 1% site slope
  • 50 psf ground, 33.5 psf roof snow, 90 mph wind
  • Design features include:
    • Active circulation and exhaust ventilation
    • 18-foot wide high-lift overhead doors in sidewalls
    • R/U insulated overhead doors in end-walls
    • Wet sprinkler system; suspended heating units
    • LED lighting system; interior offices and bathrooms
    • Solar panel studs on roof (future add)
  • Building use: Farmers’ Market and Concert Venue by Night

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