For 75 years many tourists have, like crooner Tony Bennett, left their hearts in San Francisco at the iconic, international orange Golden Gate Bridge. The National Parks Conservancy celebrated the bridge’s anniversary on May 27, 2012, with lights, fireworks, tributes and special events. To provide a memorable evening for the 600-plus event sponsors, the Conservancy commissioned Blueprint Studios of San Francisco to design a Patron’s Tent with a patio allowing big contributors front-row seats for the big show.
Blueprint Studios, with expertise in event design and décor, rental furnishings, custom fabrications and event printing, incorporated imagery of the bridge’s unique features in the Patron’s Tent erected on Crissy Field. Eight 10-foot banners hung from the ceiling, all using the international orange color for which the Golden Gate Bridge is known. LCD light bars and media panels accented modern white banquettes set on seagrass, accented with custom linen-covered chairs and pillows and floral arrangements of orange and yellow summer blossoms. The design captured what American Society of Civil Engineers Chairman Paul Giroux called the meaning and significance of the bridge. “An icon represents something different to each of us,” he says. “It gives us hope because it speaks to us as individuals; it speaks to our hopes and dreams for the future.”