YKK AP America will inspire budding architects during this year’s AIA National Convention and Expo in Atlanta. YKK AP is inviting both current and future architects to view a special presentation on becoming an architect, learn about new products and be the first to see the fourth installment of the “I am an Architect” video. The special event will take place starting at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 14 in booth #859.

Melody Harclerode, director, writer, and co-founder of AIA Atlanta’s Discover ARCHITECTURE program, will speak to local students and attendees about the road to becoming an architect. Discover ARCHITECTURE is an after-school program that enlists volunteer architects, design professionals, and educators to share the joy and value of architecture and related disciplines with fourth- and fifth-grade students. The event will offer students an opportunity to meet with practicing architects during the show and further explore a career in architecture.

In addition to the presentation by Harclerode, YKK AP will also unveil its latest product offerings, showcasing enhanced sun control solutions, new curtain wall systems and innovative architectural windows. The event will also feature the exclusive premiere of the fourth video, “Discover Architecture,” in the popular “I am an Architect” series. The video launches on the heels of last year’s popular “Do the Architect.”

The special presentation by Harclerode and premier of the new “I am an Architect” video are only the beginning of the series of YKK AP events at this year’s AIA Expo. Additional company hosted events include walking tours of the world famous Fox Theater and the new Georgia State University Law Building. On Wednesday, May 13 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., YKK AP will host a Design and Dine event at the rooftop Polaris Restaurant. And on Friday, May 15 starting at 7:00 p.m. the company will host the not to be missed AIA annual party at the College Football Hall of Fame. Visit Convention.aia.org to learn more.

Those interested in learning more about Discover ARCHITECTURE can visit www.discoverarchitecture.org. For more information about YKK AP, please visit ykkap.com.