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.


[Arcosanti Alumni] Please register here to update your contact information

We are updating the Alumni Mailing List to let our alumni know that there are many opportunities to enjoy the activities at Arcosanti and help create a renewed vision for the Cosanti Foundation.

[Cosanti Foundation Strategic Planning] Update 2015.04.30

This is an update on continuing developments in the strategic planning process of the Cosanti Foundation and reflects the importance that both the Cosanti Board and the Strategic Plan Steering Committee (SC) place on communicating with the Arcosanti Community. >>> more

[Collaboration with the University of Strathclyde] MSc in Sustainable Engineering

Strathclyde in Glasgow Scottland offers academic and field study courses in Architecture and Ecology closely working with the Cosanti Foundation... >>> more

"Paolo Soleri: Beyond Form" by Aimee Madsen
"The Vision of Paolo Soleri: The Prophet in the Desert" by Lisa Scafuro

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. Next event coming up is "A Journey through the Charkas Workshop", conducted by Adi Singh Khalsa, Kundalini Yoga Teacher, on April 25 (Saturday @ 11 am - 5 pm) ... >>> more