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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Eat. Drink. Architecture. 2023
Sat., April 15 at 11:00AM, 11:30AM, 12:00PM, and 12:30PM
Ken's -- A Not So Secret Speakeasy, 215 East 3rd Street Lower Level Des Moines, IA 50309More info and tickets
2023 Architecture on the Move!
May 12th, June 9th, July 14th, August 11th, September 8th, and October 6th at 5:30 PM
Atrium of 400 Locust St. (Capital Square)More info and tickets
Architectural Photography 3-Session Course
May 2nd, 9th, and 16th, 6:00PM
Iowa Center for Architecture, 400 Locust St., Suite 100 (Capital Square)More info and tickets
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