Pacific Sothebyâ€™s International Realty is proud to announce that the company is the Title Sponsor for the 2017 Open House San Diego event (OH! San Diego.) Presented by the San Diego Architectural Foundation, OH! San Diego provides free behind-the-scenes access to over 40 of San Diegoâ€™s iconic buildings throughout Downtown, Bankers Hill and Barrio Logan.Â
According to Maxine Ward, Director of San Diego Architectural Foundation (SDAF) this yearâ€™s event will attract record participation and feature architecture and design studios, museums, schools, hotels, highÂ-rises, and many SDAF Orchid award winners. Many of which boast innovative use of materials, repurposing of space, environmental sustainability and energy efficiency.
Â The event will bring design aficionados from Southern California and nearby Mexico a rare â€” and free â€” opportunity for behind-the-scenes access to the city’s most iconic buildings and sites.Â â€œSan Diego was chosen, along with New York and Chicago, to be one of the three official U.S. Open House Worldwide Cities and this an excellent opportunity to showcase the diverse commercial architecture our city affords,â€says Brian Arrington, CEO, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty.
Every building has a story.
- Want to learn how amazing buildings are designed? More than a dozen architecture studios will share their design process.
- Are you a fan of historic architecture? Some of San Diegoâ€™s most iconic buildings will reveal their rich histories.
- Interested in the newest buildings on the San Diego skyline? We have tours of recently completed projects and hard-hat tours.
- Want to experience an Orchid winner in person? Visit during Open House and learn why these site won SDAFâ€™s coveted award.
The participating sites are located in Downtown San Diego, Barrio Logan and new for 2017 â€“ Bankers Hill. Most sites are open from 10am â€“ 4pm, but some have limited hours. Most sites offer open access or self-guided tours. Some offer regularly scheduled guided tours on a first come, first served basis. Others require advance reservations. All are FREE!
Review the 47 sites along with their descriptions, images, addresses and opening hours. A souvenir printed event guide with a map and site descriptions is available at city library branches and at various other locations around town. The event guide is also available for pdf download. Sites requiring advance reservations are accepted NOW!
Broaden your OH! San Diego experience by attending talks given by architects, designers, planners and other experts during the weekend. No reservations required.
When | Saturday March 25
Where | The Auditorium at San Diego Central Library | 330 Park Blvd.
10:30 AMÂ Â Â Â Â Â VICTORIA THORNTON | Open House Worldwide Founder
11:00 AMÂ Â Â Â Â Â JAN HORN | Executive Director, Architectural Division, Pacific Sothebyâ€™s International Realty
San Diego Residential Architecture, Then and Now.
11:30 AMÂ Â Â Â Â Â DIANE KANE, PhD | Architectural Historian and Preservation Planner
1:30 PMÂ Â Â Â Â Â JIM DAWE | Chair of Californians for Literacy and Community Libraries
1:45 PMÂ Â Â Â Â Â ROB WELLINGTON QUIGLEY, FAIA | Architect of San Diego Central Library
How the Design of the Library Represents San Diegoâ€™s Past, Present and Future.
2:30 PMÂ Â Â Â Â Â HOWARD BLACKSON | Urban Designer
Cultivating a San Diego Vernacular.
When | Saturday March 25 & Sunday March 26
Where | Carrier Johnson + CULTURE | 1301 Third Ave.
12:30 PMÂ Â Â CASEY MAHON | Designer
The Impacts of Technology on Architecture.
Printed event guide with a map and site descriptions will be available at city library branches and various other locations around town. For complete details visit: Â www.sdarchitecture.org/program/openhouseÂ and visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pacificsir for continued updates!