Arcosanti, begun in 1970, continues to be developed as an experiential learning center, walk-through demonstration of how to pursue efficient “lean” alternatives to urban sprawl.
Paolo Soleri’s concept of compact city design, ARCOLOGY(ARChitecture and ecOLOGY), saves resources and improves quality of life for all.
Our goals are to:
Further demonstrate the Arcosanti urban laboratory as a prototype Arcology
Assume a significant role in the conversation surrounding environmental stewardship
Inspire research and foster educational and cultural transformation
Membership & Visitors
- Current members: 75
- Open to new members
- Open to visitors
At this time Arcosanti is a live-work community, meaning that all residents work for either the Cosanti Foundation or Cosanti Originals.
Anyone interested in residency at Arcosanti must complete our 5-Week Workshop program and is responsible for finding employment and living space based on availability and the needs of the organization.