Shade should be available to everyone and marquee owners do not have to be the exception! For years, folks dwelling in marquees have requested an awning for shade and rain protection. Looking back into history was no help; there are no period drawings showing a marquee and awning combined. Add to that the problem of marquees being all hip roofs with water run off and the design ideas become limited. We realized we would have to go to our own drawing board for a solution.