Arcosanti - An Urban Laboratory in the Arizona Desert.


photo by Aimee Madsenphoto by Aimee MadsenArcosanti 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."


[VISIT ARCOSANTI] Arcosanti hosts over 30,000 visitors every year. If you have few hours you can enjoy a site tour, a meal in the Cafe and a display of world-renowned Soleri windbells. >>> more

[ARCOSANTI WORKSHOPS] Are you interested in an alternative to urban sprawl? Explore the possibilities with our immersive, hands-on learning programs. >>> more


[Employment Opportunities] There are currently two job openings available at Arcosanti: PR Coordinator and Cafe Manager. The completion of Arcosanti workshop is prerequisite. Qualified individuals including Arcosanti Alumni are welcome to apply...>>> more

[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 2015.09.05
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 (Next Screening: Sept 26 & 27, Fairfield IOWA)
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 OnlineFive 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