Why does architecture matter? Architecture makes our lives better.
Since 1989, the Iowa Architectural Foundation has been inspiring appreciation for architecture & design in everyone.
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Upcoming Events

2021 Community Enhancement Through Architecture & Design Awards
Winners Announced
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ArchiTreasures: A pop-up video launch at Capital Square
September 22, 8 - 9 PM
Capital Square, Des Moines
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Architecture on the Move
5 - 7:30 PM Don't Miss the Last Tour of the Season: September 10
Iowa Center for Architecture at Capital Square
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