Gain A New Perspective On Our City At OH, SAN DIEGO Open House Weekend!

Saturday, March 25th and Sunday, March 26th, check out this cool opportunity to step inside over 40 buildings across San Diego, including Bankers Hill, Downtown, Gaslamp, East Village and Barrio Logan.

This Open House (OH) weekend gives you free access to explore these iconic San Diego buildings and their awesome architecture.

They say every building has a story… Here’s your chance to learn all about the stories that make up our fine city!

  • More than a dozen architecture studios will share their design process
  • Some of San Diego’s most iconic buildings will reveal their rich histories
  • Newest buildings, recently completed projects and hard-hat tours
  • Learn why these curated sites won SDAF’s coveted Orchid award

And the weekend of exploration is not all this awesome event offers! Take your camera with you on the tours, and submit your best photos from any Oh! San Diego site during the weekend of the event for a chance to win prizes!

Prizes will be awarded in three categories – Interior, Exterior and Detail.

Talks will be given on Saturday, March 25th by architects, designers, planners and other experts. No reservations are required.

Here’s a quick look at the talk schedule:

The Auditorium at San Diego Central Library | 330 Park Blvd.

10:30 AM        VICTORIA THORNTON | Open House Worldwide Founder

11:00 AM        JAN HORN | Executive Director, Architectural Division, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty | San Diego Residential Architecture, Then and Now.

11:30 AM        DIANE KANE, PhD | Architectural Historian and Preservation Planner | A Reduced History of San Diego in 10 Iconic Buildings.

1:30 PM        JIM DAWE | Chair of Californians for Literacy and Community Libraries

1:45 PM        ROB WELLINGTON QUIGLEY, FAIA | Architect of San Diego Central Library | How the Design of the Library Represents San Diego’s Past, Present and Future.

2:30 PM        HOWARD BLACKSON | Urban Designer | Cultivating a San Diego Vernacular.

Carrier Johnson + CULTURE | 1301 Third Ave.

12:30 PM    CASEY MAHON | Designer | The Impacts of Technology on Architecture.

Most of the Oh! San Diego building sites are open from 10am – 4pm, but some have limited hours. Some offer regularly scheduled guided tours on a first come, first served basis. Others require advance reservations.

Snag the event guide for a detailed map of sites and other information. Sites requiring advance reservations are accepted here, now!

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