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 Planning Updates] Steering Committee Selection Process Begins

A very public “thank you,” and congratulations to all who applied to be part of the Cosanti Foundation Strategic Plan Steering Committee. We are now on to the next step, a rigorous selection process for the committee itself. Watch for the September announcement, and please continue to check-in to the
                    Arcosanti Alumni Network website for more information.

[Job Openings] Arcosanti Planning Manager and More

We are currently accepting applications from qualified individuals for the manager position in our Planning Department... >>> more

[September 26 - Charlotte, North Carolina] Film Screening

"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: [August 16] Mesquite Harvest and Pancake Breakfast... >>> more