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YPC Partners with the Iowa Architectural Foundation to Bring Young Professionals 9th Annual Sips, Samples + Sights Tour

Sips Samples Sights Tour

September 2, 2022

The Iowa Architectural Foundation is pleased to be partnering with the Young Professionals Connection for another annual “Sips, Samples, Sights” event on Thursday, Sept. 15 from 4:30 – 8 p.m., with check in at RDG, 301 Grand Ave. In Greater Des Moines (DSM). This event has been a hit in past years with several young professionals commenting on the impact it had on their understanding of the architectural heritage of Downtown Des Moines (DSM). This year’s event will be no exception, this time taking participants into the heart of Downtown, along the Des Moines River. We hope you’ll join us for an evening of fun, food and amazing views!

Guided Walking Tour

While the event is social in nature, with samplings of delicious farm-to-table foods and eclectic wines and beers from local vendors, the Iowa Architectural Foundation’s part is to share with you information regarding architecture along the Des Moines River. On a guided walking tour by local architects, you’ll gain insight into buildings and structures that may be familiar or unfamiliar. All of this will culminate in an understanding that develops innate pride for your community.

Register today — the fee is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers — as this event has sold out for the past nine years! Following the walking tours, attendees are urged to make their way to Peace Tree Brewing, 317 E. Court Ave. in Des Moines, for a networking social.

The Iowa Architectural Foundation is a volunteer-driven, nonprofit organization that strives to promote the awareness and appreciation of architecture and design through youth and adult education, community design charrettes and public awareness programs. Many of our volunteers are young professionals in the design industry, passionate about architecture and design and creating likewise enthusiasts.

Please visit, iowaarchfoundation.org to learn more about our programs and offerings.

Young Professionals Connection (YPC) aims to attract and retain young professionals in Greater Des Moines (DSM) by connecting emerging leaders to each other and to the community through social, civic, charitable and professional development endeavors. Learn how you can get involved.

The Greater Des Moines Partnership calendar of events is a one-stop resource for activities taking place throughout the region. Find networking information for Greater Des Moines (DSM) businesses or events specific to Downtown DSM.

Eric Schaffer

Eric Schaffer is a Structural Engineer KPFF. As one of YPC's Impact Downtown co-chairs, his goal is to engage professionals with local downtown businesses and events and create a community that celebrates what Downtown Des Moines (DSM) has to offer while looking toward the future to what it can become.