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.

Recent News

[New Zealand Premiere] Screenings of The Vision of Paolo Soleri

Subtitled "Prophet in the Desert," this documentary on Soleri by Lisa Scafuro is an official selection at Resene Architecture and Design Film Festiva in New Zealand. It premieres on May 11...>>> more

[Soleri Documentary Film] Paolo Soleri, Beyond Form by Aimee Madsen

This documentary film by Aimee Madsen has been shown in the US and international film festivals last few months.  There are more to come. Stay tuned! >>> more

[April 28, 2014] Screening of Paolo Soleri: Citizen of the Planet in Newport Beach CA

Filmmaker Geoffrey Madeja's documentary will have the West Coast premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival as an official selection of 2014... >>> 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

2014 Arcosanti Community Events

Welcome to the Community Events page! Community Events are sponsored by the Arcosanti Community.
The upcoming events include: [April 26] Spring Plant Sale, [April 27] Resident Art Show Closing Reception, [May 4] Louis Landon Classic Show Tunes, [May 9] Kel Mockingbird & Bradley Blalock Concert... >>> more