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

Summer Walking Tours
May 13, June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9 (Second Fridays)
Iowa Center for Architecture, 400 Locust, Des Moines
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The City Beautiful Movement
6:30 - 8 p.m., Tuesdays, May 10 & 17
Learn how Des Moines was influenced by this beautification movement
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Architectural Photography
9 - 10:30 a.m., Saturdays, May 14, 21 & June 4
Increase your photography skills focusing on downtown Des Moines
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