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

Calling K-12 Students state-wide: Architectural Drawing & Photo Contests!
Deadline March 30, 2020
Cash Prizes - Sponsored by Pella
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Moderne Masterpiece: The Butler House Lecture & Tour
Thursday, March 12 6:30 Appetizers & Cash Bar; 7 PM Lecture; 8-9 PM Guided Tours
2633 Fleur Drive, Des Moines
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SAVE THE DATE! Everyone is Served: Celebration of the Edna Griffin Building Renovation
2 - 4:30 PM, Saturday, April 4
Edna Griffin Building, 319 Seventh St., Des Moines
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