The afo Architecture Forum Upper Austria is a non-profit association founded in 1994 and based in Linz. It is intended to operate as a comprehensive platform for architecture and urban development in Upper Austria. In an engagement with the manifold claims and interests of politics, business, and culture, it acts as an independent advocate for higher architectural quality in cities and regions. The AFO Architecture Forum Upper Austria is supported by the federal government of Austria, the provincial government of Upper Austria, the city of Linz, and the Chamber of Architects. AFO is a member of the network of the Austrian Architecture Foundation.