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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2021 Community Enhancement Through Architecture & Design Awards
Watch for Nomination DeadlineRead More
2021 Adventures in Architecture Summer Day Camp - an in-person camp
July 19 - 23, 2021 SOLD OUT
Central Campus, Des MoinesRead More
Architecture on the Move
5 - 7:30 PM Second Friday of Months May - September
Iowa Center for Architecture at Capital SquareRead 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