Arcosanti - An Urban Laboratory in the Arizona Desert.

Board of Directors

We welcomed back members of the advisory Strategic Planning Steering Committee (“SC”) of the Cosanti Foundation. The group had their fourth meeting at the Arcosanti site this past week-end, the team started working together one year ago.

As The Cosanti Foundation marks its 50th anniversary this year, work proceeds apace at both Cosanti and Arcosanti, the sites first developed by their founder, the late Paolo Soleri. Education, design, construction, crafts, exhibitions, publishing, tourism, media, preservation … all this work continues to grow under the Foundation’s direction.

Now in the post-Soleri era of the life of our institution, the Foundation’s Board of Directors has established a Strategic Plan Steering Committee comprised of some current residents and alumni participants. The Strategic Planning Steering Committee will assist the Board in the development of a strategic plan for the Foundation's future and will create a funding and resource plan to support it.

You can find past STRATEGIC PLANNING PROGRESS REPORTS from 2015.09.05 and 2015.04.30, and 2015.03.31.

[photo by Sue Kirsch]

Here is a group photo of the Cosanti Foundation Strategic Plan Steering Committee taken on 6/21/2015 during their quarterly meeting at Arcosanti.

upper row from left: Colleen Reckow; Neil Urban, Monique De Los Rios-Urban, Jim Caid, Jeff Stein, Anthony Floyd, Roger Tomalty, Jeff Zucker, Scott Riley, Ruth Rae, Tomiaki Tamura and Peter Scaglione.

front row from left: Russel Ferguson, Steven Hall, Jim Anaston-Karas, Cosanti Foundation legal counsel Scott DeWald, George Kosmides and Mary Hoadley.

On Monday, August 18, 2014, Art Allsworth, lawyer, mentor, friend to Cosanti Foundation for over 40 years, died unexpectedly in his sleep. During a long legal career, Art gave ardent support to the many challenges faced by Paolo Soleri and Cosanti, pro bono. He had a deep appreciation for Paolo’s genius and commitment, and for the contributions of Arcosanti Alumni and residents that have kept this improbable project going. His keen understanding of law, his special talent for word smithing, his powerful penchant for storytelling to illustrate legal points will be deeply missed. Our thoughts are with his family, all his children of whom he was so proud.

A Memorial Gathering for family and friends will be held at 11 am, Saturday, August 30, 2014 at A.L. Moore-Grimshaw Mortuaries Bethany Chapel, 710 W Bethany Home Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013 (602) 249-2111


[photo by Matteo di Michele l text by Mary Hoadley]