Arcosanti - An Urban Laboratory in the Arizona Desert.


photo by Ernie Silvaphoto by Ernie SilvaArcosanti 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 Planning Update 2014.10.23] Steering Committee Convened at Arcosanti!

The Cosanti Strategic Plan Steering Committee met for the first time face-to-face at Arcosanti this past October 10, 11 and 12. Visit Arcosanti Alumni Network website for more information.

[Three Documentary Films] "Paolo Soleri: Beyond Form" by Aimee Madsen
"The Vision of Paolo Soleri: Prophet in the Desert" by Lisa Scafuro (2/11-Dallas TX & 2/16-San Louis Obispo CA)

In addition to the titles above, "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... >>> more