Drink in the inspiration. Celebrate San Diego’s Architecture & Design all month long.

What’s brewing in San Diego design? Archtoberfest is a month-long celebration of all things architecture, design, planning and sustainability in San Diego. That’s 31 days of exhibits, tours, lectures, workshops and more.

Founded and launched in 2014, Archtoberfest San Diego is a collaboratively-operated initiative with the goal to establish an annual, month-long program of public events and activities related to architecture, design, planning and sustainability.  An ambitious and growing list of scheduled events is planned for each October, such as exhibits, tours, lectures and workshops.  Each event will be operated individually by more than 2 dozen participating, mainly non-profit, local partners. If you are an organization that wants to get involved, please email us at

Archtoberfest events and activities will foster expanded public awareness and appreciation of the region’s important historic and contemporary architecture & design legacy, draw attention to current & expected challenges and explore key issues addressing these themes.  In addition, the effort will offer opportunities for partner organizations to connect with additional constituents and potential members.

Founding Organizations

Partner Organizations


  • American Institute of Architects|Palomar
  • Alliance Green Builders
  • American Society of Interior Designers
  • American Society of Landscape Architects
  • Barrio Logan Community Committee
  • Beautiful Pacific Beach
  • Citizens Coordinate Century 3
  • Coronado Historical Association
  • Design Institute of San Diego
  • International Interior Design Association
  • La Jolla Historical Society
  • Masters of Generation (C/O Adjoin)
  • Modern Home Tours
  • Museum of Comtemporary Art San Diego
  • MW Steele
  • NewSchool of Architecture and Design
  • North Park Main Street
  • Ocean Beach Main Street Association
  • San Diego History Center
  • San Diego State University
  • Save Our Heritage Organisation
  • SD Green Building Council
  • SD Mesa College Design Center
  • Society of Design Administration
  • Southwestern College School of Business & Technology
  • University of San Diego
  • UCSD Urban Studies Program
  • Woodbury University California
  • Archtoberfest is a culmination of San Diego's cultural and design community coming together to celebrate the region's built environment. Through a series of publicly accessible events, activities, walking tours, exhibits and lectures this program promotes education and awareness about our architecture, urban planning, historical resources and more, on many levels.

    Pauly De Bartolo
    SDAF President
    Principal, DBRDS

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