Architectural Walking Tours

Above: The new Kum & Go building, envisioned above, is one example of how the richness of Des Moines architecture continues to expand. 

 

Get a fresh perspective on downtown buildings with Architecture on the Move, a series of architectural walking tours offered by the Iowa Architectural Foundation. Tours are slated for June 15, July 13, Aug. 10 and Sept. 14.

Choose one of four routes, covering both contemporary and historic architecture. You will learn about architectural detail, style and elements, along with intriguing stories and the historical significance of the buildings that shape the downtown skyline.

Come at 5 p.m. for beverages and snacks before setting out on the tours at 5:30 p.m. All tours leave from the Iowa Center for Architecture on the first-floor level of Capital Square. A skywalk tour will be offered in case of inclement weather.

Each tour is $15. Reservations are encouraged: Call the Iowa Architectural Foundation at 515-244-1888, or email director@iowaarchfoundation.org. Proceeds benefit the Iowa Architectural Foundation’s educational programs.

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