The Architect’s Experience at METALCON– the only global event dedicated exclusively to the application of metal in design and construction – announces special programming for architects, designers, specifiers and engineers at this year’s annual conference and tradeshow, which takes place in Indianapolis beginning Oct. 12. 

 The Architect’s Experience is a “show-within-a-show” – a series of events over two days – focused on the use of metal as a design and construction component. Attendees will take away practical knowledge and techniques to breathe new life into their projects and solve the toughest architectural, structural, environmental and building performance challenges―all through the use of metal. 

Who Should Attend?

Architects, designers, specifiers and engineers of all experience levels, including associates, studio leads, specification writers, technology managers, project managers and principals. 

What is the Experience? 

Discover limitless applications for metal in design; see the latest metal products available for the building envelope and interior from insulated metal panels and metal roofing products to finishes and coatings; hear from the “Dean of North American Building Science” as he delves into the world of energy flow; and earn nearly a year’s worth of continuing education credits (CEUs)—all in one place.  

  •  Attend 25+ Education Sessions  Learn about metal’s inspiring versatility and exceptional performance, including a special track of courses exclusively for architects:  

      Clif Bar Headquarters Case Study – Incorporating Metal in Biophilic Design 

      Cladding Safety in Light of Global Fires 

      From Cooling to Color Changing: New Pigments Deliver Benefits Architects Appreciate 

      Embodied Carbon and EBLCA in Pre-Fab Construction 

  • Special Architects-Only Guided Floor Tour – Led by architecture experts from PSMJ Resources, Inc., the leading A/E/C industry executive education and global advisory group, attendees can connect directly with metal construction innovators delivering new uses, new metal construction products and innovations in building performance, sustainability, resilience and environmental impact.   
  • 3-Day access to the exhibit hall – Connect with experts from the world’s leading manufacturers of metal components.   
  • Exclusive networking opportunities – Located on the show floor, The Architect’s Experience pavilion provides a relaxing lounge area where you can recharge and network with colleagues. 

“Metal is one of the most sustainable building materials on the planet, delivering a wide array of benefits to design professionals,” said METALCON Show Director, Judy Geller. “Metal's beauty, versatility, durability and sustainability opens it up to virtually limitless applications and METALCON is the only one place to see, touch, and discuss all of them in-person.” 

METALCON has partnered with AEC Daily for this year’s Architect Experience.  The show takes place at the Indiana Convention Center, Wednesday, Oct. 12–Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, with pre-show workshops beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 11.