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