March 24-25, 2018 – Open House San Diego Returns
The San Diego Architectural Foundation (SDAF) has announced its popular Open House San Diego ™ (OH! SDTM) architecture and urban design event will take place the weekend of March 24-25. Residents and out-of-town visitors will have the chance to discover some of San Diego’s newest, never-before-seen buildings, in addition to historic landmarks throughout Downtown, Bankers Hill, Barrio Logan, Balboa Park, and new for 2018, Point Loma. There will be designer-led tours and talks at many sites. Anyone may enter the juried architectural photography competition, which will award prizes in a variety of categories. With eighty sites participating, OH! SD is the largest architectural event in San Diego. The locations provide attendees a wide range of fascinating experiences showcasing San Diego’s architectural diversity.
March 24-25, 2018
Most sites will be open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. with open access. Some will offer scheduled
talks and guided tours on a first-come, first-served basis, while others will require reservations.
80 locations citywide. For more information visit http://sdarchitecture.org/program/openhouse/. A full list of participating sites will be available March 1.
Not to be missed:
- Moniker Commons blends community and commerce to create a gathering place for productivity. The Liberty Station workplace features custom design details in an environment that fosters collaboration and creativity.
- The elegant Timken Museum of Art, is one of Balboa Park’s unsung masterpieces. It features a world-class collection of European and American paintings and sculptures, housed within a mid-century building that cleverly blurs the boundaries between interior and exterior.
- Point Loma Nazarene University, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, has a mix of historic and innovative, modern buildings throughout the campus, including the first Greek theatre built in America. The 32,900-square-foot Science Center – Sator Hall and Latter Hall has iconic curved stainless-steel screens, laser cut with Alpha and Omega symbols. Ethereal sunlight floods into the building. This building, designed by Carrier Johnson + CULTURE, received an SDAF Orchid Award and a 2017 Best of Design Award from The Architect’s Newspaper.
- For a rich cultural experience, tour the recently restored 1920’s era Ohr Shalom Synagogue with its dramatic Moorish-style dome floating above the octagonal sanctuary embellished with Middle Eastern decorative motifs.
- Gensler, the world’s largest architecture firm, has transformed the former street-level NBC newsroom into their creative and sustainable workplace. Chat with their architects on the grand, open staircase and roof terrace.