Educational Event

Introduction to Light Interference Color Stainless Steel

March 19 – 21, 2019
12:00 pm -1:00 pm CST


AIA NE Wisconsin

This course with begin with a brief introduction of stainless steel and its advantages and applications in the architectural world. Followed by an in-depth look at the complex stainless steel coloring process known as Light Interference Color (LIC). LIC is an electrochemical process to color stainless steel without the use of dyes or pigments.

Learning Objectives:

Examine the evolution of metals in construction and architecture. Discuss basic metals and different alloys and how metal has changed architecture as well as the ways buildings are designed and constructed.

Recognize LIC and the process of coloring stainless steel using the electrochemical coloring process. Identify how color is achieved on stainless steel, what colors are offered with LIC coloring methods and what makes this process unique from other coloring methods.

Explore application and size limitation, including exterior façade and roof applications, decorative and performance material as well as pros and cons of LIC stainless steel.

Recognize LIC characteristics and the effect of viewing angles, light conditions and material finish on color. Discover that LIC stainless steel is an ever-changing product that will always appear different and what can affect the look and feel of the colored stainless steel.


Lunch is included. Registration is required.


Dave Klos, Arcspec


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