Five Week Workshop Program
During the five week workshop, you will engage in a hands-on intensive program to help build Arcosanti, a sustainable city and an alternative to urban sprawl.
The first week is ‘Seminar Week’, where you will receive lectures about the different departments on site such as Planning, Construction, Archives, Facilities Maintenance, and Groundskeeping, as well as the History and Geography of the surrounding region. During the following four weeks you will work within a specific department, usually construction, aiding in whatever is the next priority on site. As part of the five week and two week workshop you will attend field trips to sites in the Phoenix area, such as Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West and Cosanti, where Paolo Soleri originally started his drafting and crafts studios, exploring his urban ideals and resourcefully experimenting with his unique construction techniques such as earthcasting.
Previous construction or architectural knowledge is not a prerequisite for participation in our program. However, individuals must be at least 18 years of age or accompanied by a parent or a responsible adult to attend the program.