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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NEW TOUR! Architecture on the Move: Far West Edition
Starts at Pappajohn Education CenterRead More
Fall Classes in Collaboration with DMPS Community Education
Iowa Center for Architecture, Capital Square, 400 Locust, Des MoinesRead More
Architecture on the Move: Summer Walking Tours Sponsored by Kum & Go
August 10, September 14, October 5
Iowa Center For ArchitectureRead 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