Wednesday, April 27, 2-5 PM [ET]

Join us for a day of learning and inspiration, showcasing virtual tool demonstrations spanning the world of technology and design. 

Metropolis is inviting you to level up with the latest tools and platforms that can help you tackle challenges in architecture and design!

Keynote Speaker

Michael Beneville, CEO of Beneville Studios & Chief Creative Officer of Vatom

Michael Beneville is an artist, storyteller, and futurist. He is the Founder and CEO of Beneville Studios, an Idea Manifestation Machine based in New York City. He is agnostic to medium and scale, and excels at working directly with the C-Suite and top executives of a brand or business to express a company’s vision in 3-dimensional spaces and beyond. 

Michael is the Chief Creative Officer of Vatom, an NFT metaverse company that allows users to create and mint their own custom virtual objects that can be traded and exchanged across augmented reality and the Vatom metaverse. Michael is also the Founder and visionary leader behind AREA15, a 250,000-square-foot immersive art, entertainment, retail complex in Las Vegas.

Tool Demonstrations

Virtual Reality:

Enscape is a real-time visualization plugin for Revit, SketchUp, Rhino, Archicad, and Vectorworks. The real-time rendering and VR tool plugs directly into modeling software, offering an integrated design and visualization workflow.

Enscape is the easiest and fastest way to turn building models into immersive 3D experiences. From creating lifelike design experiences to supporting design reviews and experimentation, it enables you to speed up your design process and envision better designs.

The Wild is an immersive collaboration platform that uses virtual and augmented reality to help architects and environmental designers save time and make better decisions by experiencing their work together, remotely in a shared virtual space. With native support for SketchUp and Revit, The Wild is shaping the way teams collaborate by connecting people and their ideas across distance into a shared, remote experience. For more information, visit

Product Specification: 

MindClick takes the work out of ESG so you can focus on the art of design. 

Saving you hundreds of hours, MindClick’s one-stop solution delivers product ratings, analytics, and decision tools to support ESG goals - from net zero carbon emissions, and healthy interiors to waste reduction, circularity, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Powered by MindClick’s ratings, Design for Health is your gateway to better interiors for people and planet. 

mindful MATERIALS is 501c3 non-profit devoted to reversing the embodied impacts of the built environment by driving informed decisions using a common materials framework.

Our vision is a world where mindful MATERIALS are clear to identify, easy to find, and the standard for every building. mindful MATERIALS is enabling a cross functional industry collaboration hub, building a common materials framework, that is powering a curated & connected digital materials library so we can systemically reduce the built environment’s impact together.

Sustainability Assessment Tools:

Tally® is the first Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) app that lets users calculate the environmental impacts of building material selections directly in Autodesk® Revit®. This powerful plug-in allows building professionals to gauge the environmental impacts of their materials choices in real-time at pivotal points in the design process. In 2021, KieranTimberlake gifted the tool to Building Transparency to continue its management and chart a course for free and open access. 

EC3 is a free, easy to use open-access tool that allows benchmarking assessment and reductions in embodied carbon per material category, focused on the upfront supply chain emissions of construction materials. It includes the first searchable, sortable, fully digital and standardized database of global Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). It helps building owners, architects, designers, construction companies, material suppliers and policymakers directly measure, compare and reduce the embodied carbon of products.