Arcosanti - An Urban Laboratory in the Arizona Desert.


photo by Chihiro Saitophoto by Chihiro SaitoArcosanti is an urban laboratory focused on innovative design, community, and environmental accountability. Our goal is to actively pursue lean alternatives to urban sprawl based on Paolo Soleri's theory of compact city design, Arcology (architecture + ecology).

Built by over 7,000 volunteers since the commencement of the project in 1970, Arcosanti provides various mixed-use buildings and public spaces where people live, work,
visit, and participate in educational and cultural programs.


[Strategic Plan Steering Committee] Application available for membership

The Cosanti Foundation is creating a Strategic Plan steering committee of alumni and supporters to help guide our planning process over the next year-and-a-half. An application form for the committee is available at Arcosanti Alumni Network website: along with schedules, FAQ’s, and descriptions of the kind of research, analysis, meetings, and level of collaborative commitment required to make it all work. Please visit to see how you might participate. The application deadline is August 11, 2014.

[August 4 & 5 in South Africa] The Film Screenings of recently produced films

"The Vision of Paolo Soleri: Prophet in the Desert" by Lisa Scafuro, "Paolo Soleri: Beyond Form" by Aimee Madsen and "Paolo Soleri: Citizen of the Planet" by Geoffrey Madeja..>>> more

[Limited Edition Soleri Sketch Prints] Available Online

Five different Soleri Bridge prints (ink on paper 12"x12", numbered limited edition of 100 each autographed by Paolo Soleri) are available online ... >>> more


Welcome to the Community Events page! Community Events are sponsored by the Arcosanti Community.
The upcoming events include: [July 12] Technical Hearts Concert... >>> more