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
Hit the road!
Explore Iowa’s best farmer’s markets, wineries, shops, & local restaurants on our interactive map.View the map
Summer Walking Tour of Downtown Des Moines Sponsored by Kum & Go
August 11, 2017, Gather at 5 PM; Tour launches at 5:30 PM
Iowa Center for Architecture - Capital SquareRead More
Lost Des Moines, a Community Education Class
October 10, 2017
7 - 8:30 PMRead More
Architectural Motor Coach Tour: University of Iowa Architecture in Iowa City
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Tour starts in Des Moines approx. 7 AM, Returns to DSM from Iowa City arriving at approx. 7 PMRead 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