Arcosanti - An Urban Laboratory in the Arizona Desert.


In 1965, Paolo Soleri (1919-2013) and his wife Colly (1925-1982) incorporated the Cosanti Foundation, a not-for-profit educational organization devoted to the support of Soleri's noted architectural and urban planning research. Today, the primary areas of the Foundation's work are:

• Educating students, design professionals, urban planners, and the general public about Soleri's architectural concepts and philosophy.

• Ensuring the continuing construction of Arcosanti, according to the Arcology concept. This has been the main ongoing project of the Cosanti Foundation since 1970.

• Hosting educational and cultural conferences, as well as performing arts events, on a regular basis.

The Cosanti Foundation Board has established a Strategic Plan Steering Committee, whose members consist of our alumni working with our supporters, to explore the future direction of the Cosanti Foundation. We will have more infomation about its progress very soon.