Why does architecture matter? Architecture makes our lives better.
Since 1989, the Iowa Architectural Foundation has been inspiring appreciation for architecture & design in everyone.
We offer seasonal public and private walking tours on architecture in Des Moines.Take a tour
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Explore Iowa’s best farmer’s markets, wineries, shops, & local restaurants on our interactive map.View the map
Snapshot Iowa Photography Contest
Grades 7-12 are eligible to win a cash prize for original photographs of Iowa architecture. Deadline: February 12Read More
Architecture by Children Drawing Contest
Grades K-6 are eligible to win a cash prize for original drawings of Iowa architecture. Deadline: February 12Read More
Eat. Drink. Architecture
A progressive food and drink crawl with architectural tours of downtown Des Moines.Learn More
Who we are
Architecture in the Community The Architecture in the Community (AIC) committee provides walking tours, talks, community education courses, and special events. Learn More
Architecture in the Schools The Architecture in the Schools (AIS) committee provides a number of children’s programs and teacher’s workshops. Learn More