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Modern San Diego presents Coast Modern Film

02/21/2013 - 7:00pm

Join our friends at Modern San Diego for a screening of "Coast Modern Film." From LA to Vancouver, a legacy of inspired living by the pioneers of West Coast Modernist Architecture.

Tickets available at the La Paloma Theater on the evening of the event. Click image below to view a trailer. Coast Modern Film

San Diego Modern Home Tour

03/24/2012 - 11:00am - 6:00pm

SDAF is pleased to participate in Modern Home Tour San Diego on March 24, when the Austin-based Modern Home Tours opens the doors to contemporary homes designed by Studio E, Public, Lloyd Russell and more.

A driving tour, it will consist of 7 homes throughout San Diego, La Jolla and Del Mar. Homes will be open on March 24 from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. More info here.

Advance tickets are $30. SDAF Members $25*
* Members click here for your SDAF member discount code.
Children 12 and under will be admitted for free.
Purchase advance tickets here.
Tickets will be also be available at Tour properties day-of for $40.
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Historic Places: Celebrating the Architecture of Sim Bruce Richards

06/29/2010 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Mission Bay Aquatic
Mission Bay Aquatic Center

San Diego History Center presents architectural historian and SDAF board member Keith York ( for an engaging, illustrated talk on Post-War architect, Sim Bruce Richards. A WPA (Works Progress Administration) artist turned Taliesin Fellowship student, Richards worked alongside Frank Lloyd Wright to learn how to marry a plot of land with the structures built on them. Completing over 200 residential projects, as well as a myriad of public buildings, Richards has made an indeliable mark on San Diego's skyline.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Thornton Theatre at San Diego History Center
Casa de Balboa, Balboa Park
Cost: $10 SDHC members, $15 general
RSVP by calling 619-232-6203, ext. 129, or send an email to to register.

Destination: Historic Designation - Part 2

Cecil and Virginia Roper Residence by Loch Crane (ca. 1964), a.k.a. 'Cape May Modern'.

Two and a half years after submitting an application for historic designation, Greg Strangman’s home in Ocean Beach (above) was granted the rarified status. The two-year process is dramatically longer today than in years past. As the City of San Diego cuts resources, the citizenry must deal with such delays. The good news is, with Greg’s help, we are crafting an owner’s guide (through this series of posts) to designating a home. Read more »

Modern San Diego on Inside Art

01/24/2010 - 6:00pm






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