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August 31, 20181

July 2018 Workshop Graduation

Congratulations to the July 29.2018 workshop participants upon their graduation. From left: Jack Singleton, Roman Perraudin, Emily Hunt, Adam Pham (not pictured). Great Job! (Photo by Sue Kirsch)  
August 15, 2018Like

Mesquite Solar Farm Trip

This past Wednesday, Arconauts, got to take an exciting tour of The Mesquite Solar project. One of the largest photovoltaic solar power installations in North America located in Tonopah, AZ. Split up into three phases of it’s construction, the 4000-acre Mesquite Solar complex, has enough Photovoltaic panels to
August 14, 2018Like

David Brill Visits Community Council

On Tuesday night congressional candidate David Brill stopped by Arcosanti to address the community about his campaign. Dr. Brill, who spent ten years as head of Primary Care at the Veterans Administration, is running on the Democratic ticket. His address to the community took place during Community Council.
August 13, 2018Like

East Housing Update

The construction team is nearing completion on the current renovation project in East Housing. Once the project is complete the space will be available as a dormitory for students from both the workshop and from our partnership with Strathclyde University’s Masters in Architecture Program. Preliminary schematic design for
August 10, 2018Like

Soccer in the Vaults

When in doubt, play it out. Seeing as summer is nearing its close, this past Thursday night, a number of Arcosanti Residents gathered for a few friendly games of soccer in the Vaults. With enough people for more than two teams of five people, the residents found themselves
August 8, 2018Like

Convergence Workshop Meeting and Preparation

Convergence is just around the corner, which means that preparations for Arcosanti’s home grown festival/conference hybrid are well underway. The event, founded by the Arco-op in 2017, will feature dozens of keynotes and break out sessions with music performances, applied learning opportunities, small scale sustainable building projects, artistic
August 1, 20181

Hecuba Review by Tim Bell

For four days at the end of July Arcosanti belonged to the Greeks. Or perhaps more accurately, to the Northern Arizona University drama department’s students portraying the Greeks and Trojans in the wake of that most famous siege. Marina Carr’s “Hecuba”, staged by Crooked Figure Theatre company, re-imagines
July 30, 2018Like

July 2018 Workshop

  Welcome to the July 29. 2018 workshop participants. from left: Roman Perraudin (France), Kaleb Johnson, Jack Singleton (England), Emily Hunt All are staying 5 weeks.
July 27, 20181

June 2018 Workshop Graduation

Congratulations to the June 24. 2018 workshop participants upon their graduation. From left: Ushna Raees, Ana Gutierrez, Toyomi Iwata, Sophie Drukman-Feldst, Ana Vasquez. Congratulations!
July 23, 2018Like

Katie Haverly and Walter Parks

During the third weekend of July we had the pleasure hosting two back-to-back musical performances at Arcosanti. The first show featured the Tucson based artist Katie Haverly and the Aviary, her accompanying band. The performance took place on Friday the 20th in the amphitheater and was attended by
July 20, 20181

Tres Rios Tour

Did you know that there is a wetland in Phoenix? On Wednesday members of the Arcosanti planning, public relations, landscaping, habitat, utilities, and construction departments were treated to a two hour long guided tour by Dennis Porter, the assistant director of waste management for the city. The Tres
July 16, 2018Like

Walter Parks this Saturday!

Swamp Jazz Guitar virtuoso and songwriter Walter Parks returns to Arcosanti this Saturday with his special brand of Southern rock, blues, soul, Dixieland and Appalachian music. This night will cure what ails you! Dinner 6 pm: $20 Performance 7:30 pm: $20  (Special student rate $10) Walter Parks’ songs are built around gnarly unique
July 4, 20181

The “Century” Plant

Visitors to Arcosanti over the last several weeks have been treated to one of the more unique horticultural sights that the Southwest has to offer—a blooming agave americana next to the visitors parking path. Agave americana, or the Century Plant as they are commonly known, are native to
July 2, 20181

Italian Night 2018 Recap

We are celebrating another successful Italian night up here on the mesa. Preparations for the event began on Thursday evening in the cafe. Under the supervision of Carrie Kruger, long time Arcosanti resident and former cafe manager, teams of volunteers spend Thursday though Saturday preparing the ingredients that
June 27, 2018Like

June 2018 Workshop

Welcome to the June 24. 2018 workshop participants. from left: Lucia Ribisi [seminar and week 2], Sophie Drukman-Feldst, Ana Vasquez Adam Pham [seminar and week 2], Ushna Raees from Pakistan, Toyomi Iwata from Japan, Ana Gutierrez from Colombia.  
June 25, 2018Like

May Workshop 2018 Graduation

Congratulations the May 20. 2018 workshop participants upon their graduation. From left: Lauren Davis [workshop and internship in planning], Paola Avila from Paraguay, Jessica Sypher from Canada, Justin Trammell., Brenden Quibin. (photo by Sue Kirsch)  
June 22, 2018Like

DeConcini Tour

On Tuesday June 19th, the Cosanti Foundation took a field trip to Phoenix to see the residential unit that Paolo Soleri designed and built for the DeConcini Family in 1982. Scott Jarson of AZ Architecture/Jarson & Jarson Real Estate met with Arcosanti residents and workshop participants at the
June 20, 2018Like

Italian Night June 30th

Join us on Saturday, June 30th for our annual Italian Night, a celebration of Arcosanti’s cultural roots through food and music. This year’s event once again features world renowned accordion player Nick Ariondo, two time Grammy Award winner and the first American to ever be awarded Italy’s Ancona


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