Lismore Council Shade structure installed by Versatile Structures

Innovating Spaces with Award-Winning Designs

 Jamie Howard      In ,

In the world of architectural marvels, Versatile Structures stands tall as a beacon of innovation and versatility. Specializing in a wide range of structures, from advertising marvels to car park shade structures and commercial shade solutions on the Sunshine Coast, the company has consistently pushed the boundaries of design excellence. Their commitment to delivering cutting-edge solutions has not only garnered widespread recognition but also a string of prestigious awards.

Advertising Structures: A Canvas of Creativity

Versatile Structures has redefined the concept of advertising structures by blending form and function seamlessly. These structures not only serve the purpose of promoting brands but also add aesthetic value to the urban landscape. The company’s commitment to innovation is evident in their ability to turn advertising spaces into captivating works of art.

One of their standout projects, the Reading Cinemas building billboard, is a testament to their creativity. Situated in the heart of Brisbane, this digital advertising structure is not just visible at night but also on sunny days. The 25 meter curve billboard was installed 14 meters off the ground with the steel structure weighing in at 9 tons

Car Park Shade Structures: Where Function Meets Style

Car parks are often overlooked in terms of design, but Versatile Structures has revolutionized this space with their innovative car park shade structures. Recognizing the need for both functionality and aesthetics, the company has successfully transformed mundane parking lots into visually appealing spaces.

The Stanthorpe Plaza Car Park is a prime example of their prowess in this domain. The structure not only provides much-needed shade for vehicles but also features a contemporary design that complements the surrounding architecture. The use of durable materials ensures longevity, making it a sustainable solution for urban parking challenges.

Sunshine Coast Commercial Shade Structures: Blending Nature with Architecture

The Sunshine Coast is known for its stunning landscapes and vibrant communities, and Versatile Structures has seamlessly integrated commercial shade solutions into this picturesque setting. These structures not only provide relief from the harsh Australian sun but also contribute to the overall aesthetic appeal of the Sunshine Coast.

The Noosa Botanical Garden Shade Structure is a prime illustration of their expertise in this arena. Nestled along the coastline, this structure protects unique flora for public display. Versatile Structures has successfully created a balance between functionality and design, earning two awards for this structure.

Awards and Recognitions:

Versatile Structures’ commitment to excellence has been consistently acknowledged by the industry through numerous awards. Their innovative designs and dedication to pushing the boundaries of structural engineering have set them apart in a competitive market.


Versatile Structures stands as a beacon of innovation in the world of architectural design. From advertising structures that redefine urban landscapes to car park shade solutions that seamlessly blend functionality with style, and commercial shade structures that enhance the beauty of the Sunshine Coast, the company has left an indelible mark on the industry.

Their numerous awards and recognitions are a testament to their commitment to excellence and their ability to push the boundaries of what is possible in structural design. Versatile Structures continues to be a driving force in the evolution of shade structures, shaping the future of architecture with their groundbreaking designs and unwavering dedication to quality and innovation.


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    Jamie Howard - Director

    Co-founder and Director Jamie has been hands-on in the shade and steel industry since leaving school. With over 15 years’ experience in shade, membrane and steel projects, Jamie is excited about the design opportunities shade structures offer in the commercial and industrial sectors. Jamie’s extensive design skills give him a competitive edge in situations with technical design complexity. He has won two personal industry awards for his designs, alongside many company-won awards.