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 9.2.2014] Steering Committee Members Selected!

The Cosanti Foundation has now embarked on our strategic planning initiative with a group of qualified individuals selected for the Steering Committee. We also welcome those who will be joining         Working Group shortly. Visit 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

[11/13+16 - Napa CA]   "Beyonf Form" by Aimee Madsen
[10/16+18 - Scottsdale]   [10/20 - San Diego]   "Prophet in the Desert" by Lisa Scafuro

"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... >>> more