Going On

April is Architecture Month!

April 22

Eat.Drink.Architecture | Des Moines  – A tradition in Des Moines, Eat.Drink.Architecture. is a fundraiser for the Foundation that combines a progressive food and drink crawl with architectural walking tours of downtown Des Moines. What could be better than craft beer, good food and architecture? Sponsored by Jeff Bruning and Full Court Press restaurants, this year’s event will feature the Iowa Tap Room, El Bait Shoppe and Royal Mile.

There will be two start times, with one half starting at noon and the other at 12:30 PM. The cost is $40 per person. Space is limited! Tickets will be posted after March 15 on Eventbrite.

April 29

Eat.Drink.Architecture | Cedar Rapids

Eat.Drink.Architecture will be held for the first time in Cedar Rapids from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 29. The fundraiser was planned to debut in Cedar Rapids in September 2016, but had to be rescheduled due to fall flooding. The event is organized by the Iowa Architectural Foundation in association with the AIA South East Iowa Section.  All proceeds benefit the Foundation and its educational outreach programming.

E.D.A. C.R.  will kick off at Lion Bridge Brewing Company. Tours through the Czech Village/ New Bohemia Main Street District will be led by Mark Stoffer Hunter with The History Center, Jennifer Pruden with Main Street, and Chris Wand with Primus Construction. Along the route, participants will sample brews and bites from three additional bars and/or restaurants in the district.

Thanks to our sponsors for their generosity! OPN Architects, Confluence Landscape Architects, Shive Hattery Architecture + Engineering, Scott Olson, AIA, RAYGUN, Great American Popcorn Company, Lion Bridge Brewing Company, Little Bohemia, NewBo City Market, Batas and AIA South East Iowa Section. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.


Bike to Art – The Iowa Architectural Foundation celebrates National Bike Month in May by offering an architectural tour of Des Moines in conjunction with the Des Moines Bicycle Collective. (May)

Walking Tour – Des Moines (May 12)

Class: Architectural Photography  – Note dates have changed from the original, this is now June 3,  10, 17)

Expand your knowledge of architecture through photography. The first session will discuss photography basics including composition, lighting, and scale along with examples of architectural photography. The second session features a tour of downtown Des Moines that will allow participants to photograph along the way. This tour may extend beyond the allotted class time as desired by participants. Students will select and print photos for the third session critique . Digital camera required, SLR preferred. No phone cameras, please. Students will need to print up to four 8 x 10 photographs before the third session. Class meets three Saturdays total (9 – 10:30 AM on June 3, June 10 and June 17). All class sessions will meet at the Iowa Center for Architecture, Suite 100 of Capital Square (400 Locust Street) in downtown Des Moines.

Sign up for Architectural Photography under “Special Interests.”

 Summer 2017

Walking Tour – Des Moines (June 16)

Walking Tour – Des Moines (July 14)

Walking Tour – Des Moines (Aug 11)

FALL 2017

Walking Tour – Des Moines (Sept 8)