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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We offer seasonal public and private walking tours on architecture in Des Moines.
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Upcoming Events

Community Enhancement Through Architecture & Design Awards
Deadline June 1
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Architecture on the Move Summer Walking Tours
June 12 at 5 PM. Socially distanced!
Outside the Iowa Center for Architecture
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Everyone is Served: Celebrate the Edna Griffin Building Renovation
RE-SCHEDULED to June 13, 4 - 5 PM! A virtual art & architecture event
Anyone, anywhere can attend! Sign up on Eventbrite and get your link!
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