Phantom Screens, Somfy and StruXure Outdoor Named Best in Category in 2020 Architectural Record Awards

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The Climate Responsive Outdoor Complex is being recognized as a Best Building Systems & Components of 2020 in the Annual RECORD Awards

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The Climate Responsive Outdoor Complex by StruXure Outdoor, Phantom Screens, and Somfy is being recognized for its innovative, all-season versatility, which is conducive to commercial, institutional, and residential projects. In essence, this is a customizable and scalable outdoor shelter that can be fully opened, partially opened, or completely enclosed in response to real-time weather conditions for optimal comfort and year-round usability.

Each of the three collaborating companies holds the leadership position within their respective industries. StruXure Outdoor designs and builds smart pergolas that feature louvered roofs that can open and close, Phantom Screens manufactures and installs retractable insect, solar, climate-control and privacy screens that remain concealed out of sight until needed, and Somfy powers both systems with motors, controls, environmental sensors and automation. The three companies have integrated their systems seamlessly to develop the adaptive Climate Responsive Outdoor Complex. The Complex offers a turnkey solution for architects and builders to address key outdoor living concerns.

“The Climate Responsive Outdoor Complex is all about helping architects and construction professionals deliver beautiful outdoor spaces that are usable and comfortable in various weather conditions and climate zones,” said C. Esther De Wolde, Chief Executive Officer of Phantom Screens. “We pride ourselves on enhancing comfort, ease, innovation and aesthetically pleasing designs in all forms of architecture. We are delighted to expand this promise through this solution and partnership.”

Scott Selzer, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of StruXure Outdoor added, “More people than ever are seeking relief in private outdoor spaces due to the ongoing pandemic; however, the discomfort that comes with elements like rain, wind and insects limits the duration that outdoor spaces can be used. The Climate Responsive Outdoor Complex was founded on a need to address these limitations to outdoor spaces, while providing year-round usability and comfort through innovative smart solutions.”

“The well-being of occupants will continue to be prioritized into 2021. They will expect and demand such comfort as the integration of smart building technology continues to grow significantly. It will become increasingly important for builders and design professionals to keep up to date with the latest in innovative solutions,” said Yilmaz Ozturan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Somfy. “Options such as environmental sensors, voice command, smart device control and building automation make the operation of dynamic outdoor spaces convenient, energy efficient and highly functional.”

Architectural Record is a leading source of news and information about architecture and design. The annual awards are accepted by manufacturers and designers who introduced items to the U.S. market this year. The winners are chosen by architects and specifiers who judge products based on criteria such as innovation, function, sustainability, and aesthetics. The winners of this year’s awards were announced in the December 2020 print issue of Architectural Record.


About Phantom Screens
Founded in 1992, Phantom Screens is based in Abbotsford, British Columbia. Phantom Screens offers customers a variety of retractable screen solutions for doors, windows, multi-panel systems and outdoor spaces. Phantom Screens products provide customers with insect protection, solar shading, temperature control and enhanced privacy in living spaces. For more information, visit

About StruXure Outdoor
Founded in 2011 by CEO and Chief Product Architect Scott Selzer, StruXure Outdoor is the building industry’s premier designer and manufacturer of high-quality pergola and shading structures. StruXure has become one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the United States, with consecutive appearances on the Inc. 5000 list from 2015-2020. StruXure has manufacturing facilities in North Georgia and Nevada and a massive dealer network that spans from Canada to the Caribbean. StruXure’s motto of “good isn’t good enough” and its dedication to its core values of quality, customer service, and innovation, serve as the driving forces behind the company’s continued innovation and growth. For more information, visit

About Somfy
Somfy’s leading smart motorization solutions for homes and buildings have been improving people’s daily lives for over 50 years. Developed with comfort, ease of use, security and sustainability in mind, our innovations automate and connect blinds and curtains, exterior screens, rolling shutters, gates and garage doors, lighting and heating, alarms systems and more. We are committed to creating useful solutions that are accessible to all, designed for today and beyond. For more information, please visit

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