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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Community Enhancement Through Architecture & Design Awards
Deadline June 1Read More
Architecture on the Move Summer Walking Tours
June 12 at 5 PM. Socially distanced!
Outside the Iowa Center for ArchitectureRead More
Everyone is Served: Celebrate the Edna Griffin Building Renovation
RE-SCHEDULED to June 13, 4 - 5 PM! A virtual art & architecture event
Anyone, anywhere can attend! Sign up on Eventbrite and get your link!Read 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