Why does architecture matter? Architecture makes our lives better.
Since 1989, the Iowa Architectural Foundation has been inspiring appreciation for architecture & design in everyone.
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Upcoming Events

35th Anniversary Encore Gala
Friday, May 3rd, 7PM-11PM (6PM VIPs)
Des Moines Heritage Center
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Architecture on the Move
May 10, June 14, July 12, Aug. 9, Sept. 13 & Oct. 4, 5:30-7:00PM
400 Locust St. (Capital Square Atrium)
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Eat | Drink | Architecture 2024
Sunday, April 14, 1:00-4:00PM
Downtown Des Moines (Four Departure Locations)
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