Arcosanti - An Urban Laboratory in the Arizona Desert.

Welcome

photo by Laura Villa Baroncelliphoto by Laura Villa BaroncelliArcosanti 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


2017 ARCOSANTI WORKSHOPS: EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

"The Arcosanti Workshop program appeals for a frugal commitment, so as to induce a more equitable and sustainable development of the human experience." —Paolo Soleri

 
AN IDEA FOR GIFT? EXPLORE SOLERI CRAFTS!


RECENT NEWS

[Cosanti Foundation Strategic Initiatives] The Cosanti Foundation continues to work on the Strategic Initiatives in its effort to move the Arcosanti project forward. Here is the progress report on the latest development. >>> 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.

Paolo Soleri: Beyond Form by Aimee Madsen NOW AVAILABLE on AMAZON VIDEO!
The Vision of Paolo Soleri: The Prophet in the Desert by Lisa Scafuro
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