2017 Lecture & Tour in Des Moines

The 2017 Architecture Month event is past. Check back after January 1, to find out what we have planned for April, 2018.

IAF’s FREE Talk & Tour Event is back for the eighth year!

This year’s event will begin with a tour of Rowat Cut Stone & Marble Company, 110 Southeast 7th Street, Des Moines. In business since 1882, Rowat has a rich history of distribution, fabrication and installation of a variety of natural cut stone for exterior and interior uses. The tour will provide attendees with an understanding of stone fabrication, stone restoration and the opportunity to see various types of granite, limestone, marble and quartz.

The group will then advance a short, two block walk to the Iowa State Bar Association conference center, 625 E Court Ave, Des Moines, IA, at 10:30 for an interactive presentation on the traditional art of stone carving and the use and types of stone on notable buildings throughout Iowa.

Event Details:

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Rain or Shine. Event will last approximately two hours.

IAF’s 2017 Talk & Tour Event is sponsored by the Iowa Architectural Foundation, Rowat Cut Stone & Marble and the Iowa State Bar Association.

Register at Eventbrite so we will have a count.


How long will the event last?

Approximately 2 hours with a short walk between the Rowat and Iowa State Bar buildings (approx 2 blocks distance).

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Street parking is available in the blocks surrounding both locations and there is limited parking lot availability.

What can I bring into the event?

Wear good walking shoes and dress for the weather. Feel free to bring your own water bottle and a camera to take pictures if you’d like.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact the director of the Iowa Architectural Foundation, Claudia Cackler, with any questions:


PH: 515.244.1888

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No need to bring your printed ticket. We will have a list of all registered ticketholders at the door.