Architectural metal fabric is a dynamic exterior material that can be used to create beautiful and functional facades, balustrades, and screening for libraries, academic buildings, parking garages, stadiums, and other public and commercial buildings. This course will discuss exterior applications for metal fabric and its performance benefits including safety, security, solar management and sustainability. We will also explore coatings and graphics technologies that can be incorporated into metal fabrics to create a building and brand’s visual identity.


Learning Objectives

  • Examine how architectural metal fabrics for exterior applications provide solutions for outdoor design challenges.
  • Learn the performance benefits of exterior metal fabrics including safety and security, solar management, and sustainability.
  • Explore how to create visual identity and branding with metal fabrics, including etching, lighting, color, and transparent media facades.
  • Identify ideal applications for the product and review case studies where the material was used.

Pre-requisite: None.