OH! San Diego, A Community Open House: March 23-24, 2019

By: Blake Sonuga
March 22, 2019, 4:10 am PST.

Courtesy ofSan Diego Architectural Foundation

The Event
On Saturday, March 23rd and Sunday, March 24th, 2019, the San Diego Architectural Foundation will host its FREE to the public annual OH! San Diego Open House.

Open house San Diego is the premier, architecturally and design focused event of the year where members of the public go behind the scenes, ask questions and ultimately learn about a lot of iconic buildings in Southern San Diego. There are a variety of events for every one including a photo contest, kid sketch and a robotics display at Point Loma Library, SAT 10AM – 2PM

We ask that you consider donating at least $3 to the foundation so they can keep hosting this yearly event for free. The link to donate can be found here: http://www.sdaf.wildapricot.org/gift

Communities available for tour:
Balboa Park
Bankers Hill
Barrio Logan
East Village (Downtown)
Gaslamp (Downtown)
La Jolla
Little Italy (Downtown)
Point Loma

Community Maps
Visit the app store and search for Archimaps to download their free interactive map. Each site with respective addresses, images, opening hours and descriptions will be listed. The app also has route mapping capabilities along with selecting favorite sites.

Courtesy of San Diego Architectural Foundation

The Downtown Showcase
San Diego Crane Watch currently focuses its work in Downtown San Diego, thus we are pleased to share a number of noteworthy Downtown buildings available for tour this weekend. Some buildings have been featured on our site already and are shown below.

Please take note that some buildings require a reservation to tour. For reservation and to verify up to date hours of each site, visit the San Diego Architectural Foundation website: http://sdarchitecture.org/program/openhouse/

San Diego Crane Watch Featured list:
#1: K1
330 13th Street
Street Guided Tours SAT 10:30AM–1PM

K1

#2: PARK 12
100 Park Boulevard
SAT & SUN 11AM–2PM

PARK 12

#3: BROADSTONE MAKERS QUARTER
1601 Broadway Avenue
SAT & SUN 10 AM–1PM

BROADSTONE MAKERS QUARTER

#4: SHIFT
1501 Island Avenue
SAT & SUN 10AM–4PM

SHIFT

Other buildings worth visiting:

#1: BLOCK D MAKERS QUARTER
845 15th Street
Street Guided Tours SAT 1PM–3 PM

#2 SAN DIEGO CENTRAL LIBRARY @ JOAN & IRWIN JACOBS COMMON
330 Park Boulevard
SAT & SUN 10AM–4PM

#3 AMICI HOUSE
250 W. Date Street
SAT & SUN 10AM–4PM

#4 PATH CONNECTIONS HOUSING
1250 Sixth Avenue, Suite 150
SAT 12PM–4PM, SUN 10AM–2PM

#5 AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS SAN DIEGO
233 A Street
SAT & SUN 1PM–4PM

#6 SAN DIEGO LAW LIBRARY
1105 Front Street
SAT 10AM–4PM

#7 DOWNTOWN WORKS
550 West B Street
SUN 10AM–1PM

#8 JOHN RHOADES FEDERAL JUDICIAL CENTER (WALKING TOUR)
330 W. Broadway
Guided Tour SAT & SUN at 11AM

#9 ATMOSPHERE
1453 Fourth Avenue
Guided Tour SAT at 10AM, 11AM, 12PM & 1PM

#10 HARRIS PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS AT EL CORTEZ
702 Ash Street
SAT 10AM–1PM

#11 JACOBS MUSIC CENTER
750 B Street
SAT 1PM–4PM, SUN 10AM–4PM

#12 MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO
1100 Kettner Boulevard
Guided Tour SAT & SUN at 12:30PM & 3:30PM

#13 THE US GRANT HOTEL
326 Broadway
SUN 10AM–1PM

#14 SAN DIEGO CHINESE HISTORICAL MUSEUM
404 Third Avenue
SAT & SUN 10AM–4PM

#15 THE GASLAMP MUSEUM AT THE DAVIS HORTON HOUSE
410 Island Avenue
SAT & SUN 12PM–4PM GASLAMP

#16 ARCHITECTURAL WALKING TOUR
900 Fourth Avenue
Guided Tour SUN at 1PM

#17 SPARKS GALLERY
530 Sixth Avenue
SAT & SUN 11AM–4PM

#18 THE HISTORIC SPRECKELS THEATRE
121 Broadway
Guided Tours SUN 10AM–1PM

#19 ROESLING NAKAMURA TERADA ARCHITECTS
363 Fifth Avenue, Suite 202
SAT 1PM–4PM

#20 NEWSCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN
747 Park Boulevard
SAT & SUN 10AM–4PM

#21 BASILE STUDIO
840 11th Avenue
SAT 10AM–4PM

#22 BNIM ARCHITECTS
797 J Street
SAT 10AM–4PM AVRP

#23 SKYPORT
703 16th Street
SAT & SUN 1PM–4PM

#24 SMARTS FARM
1326 Broadway Avenue
SAT 10AM–1PM

#25 URBAN DISCOVERY ACADEMY
840 14th Street
SAT 10AM–4PM

# 26 SEMPRA ENERGY HEADQUARTERS
488 Eighth Avenue
Guided Tours SAT 12PM–4PM

#27 FASHION INSTITUTE DESIGN & MERCHANDISING
350 Tenth Avenue, Suite 300
SAT 10AM–4PM

#28 PUNCH BOWL SOCIAL
1485 E Street
SAT & SUN 10AM–4PM

#29 UNION COWORK EAST VILLAGE
704 J Street
SUN 10AM–4PM

#30 IDEA1
350 Tenth Avenue
SAT & SUN 10AM–4PM

Photo Contest
We hope you get to see and take pictures for as many sites as possible this weekend. SDAF is hosting a contest for photos you take at each site, your photos will be judged by a panel and you can win prizes. See more here.

Send us your pictures, we would like to feature them on our instagram page @realportfolio feel free to send us a message there or email us at: sgre@groupmail.com

Community Dialogue
To stay engaged with other neighbors in the community, consider signing up on the Nextdoor neighborhood website using this link below: https://nextdoor.com/invite/hzcdxrhzzdpsljxgrwwn

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