Open House San Diego
Celebrating architecture, urban design & the built environment
One weekend. Free access. Iconic architecture. The doors are open for you to explore.

OH! San Diego 2019 is happening on March 23 & 24.
Check back here on March 1 for the list of all 100 participating sites.

The San Diego Architectural Foundation’s (SDAF’s) OH! San Diego (Open House San Diego) is a free weekend event that offers behind-the-scenes access to buildings located in Downtown San Diego, Bankers Hill, Balboa Park, Barrio Logan, Point Loma, and new for 2019 – La Jolla. Explore the hidden gems and architectural treasures of San Diego’s diverse neighborhoods – all for free.

Now accepting sign-ups for event volunteers!

Team up with other design enthusiasts and become an OH! San Diego volunteer. You will meet new people with similar interests, learn more about our city, and play a part in promoting great design in San Diego. New for this year – you can now select the site and shift you are volunteering for!

Buy a ticket for the OH! San Diego launch party!

Support the program by attending our launch party on March 3 at 4pm, at the Bali Hai on Shelter Island in Point Loma. Tickets are on sale now for only $20 and include delicious appetizers and Mai Tais with a priceless view! The OH! San Diego committee will share their picks for not-to-be-missed sites. You’ll learn more about the storied history of the Bali Hai, San Diego’s own “tiki temple,” and the legacy of tiki architecture on Shelter Island.

Become a valued sponsor today!

SDAF is proud to work with our sponsors to provide San Diegans and visitors the chance to explore San Diego’s neighborhoods. OH! San Diego sponsors have the opportunity to showcase their civic pride and connect with a diverse audience of residents and visitors. To learn more about sponsoring OH! San Diego, please view our 2019 Sponsorship Guide.

Help keep OH! San Diego free by donating to the San Diego Architectural Foundation today.

OH! San Diego weekend hubs

Start your day by checking in at one of our neighborhood hubs listed below. They will be staffed with volunteers who can help you plan your day and can provide assistance with downloading and using our new, free app on your smart phone. Free maps will be available at the hubs and each participating site. Our souvenir event guide (suggested donation $3) will only be available at the hubs. A pdf download of the map and event guide will be available here on March 1, in addition to the site listings.

Balboa Park | Timken Museum of Art, 1500 El Prado | SAT & SUN 10AM – 4PM
Bankers Hill | Willis Allen Real Estate, 2875 Fifth Avenue | SAT & SUN 10AM – 4PM
Downtown | Amici House, 250 W. Date Street | SAT & SUN 10AM – 4PM
Gaslamp | Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House, 410 Island Avenue | SAT & SUN 12PM – 4PM
East Village | San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Boulevard | SAT & SUN 10AM – 4PM
Barrio Logan | Bread & Salt, 1955 Julian Avenue | SAT & SUN 10AM – 4PM
Point Loma | Point Loma Hervey Library, 3701 Voltaire Street | SAT & SUN 10AM – 4PM
Point Loma | Dick Laub NTC Command Center, 2640 Historic Decatur Road | SAT & SUN 10AM – 4PM
La Jolla | IS Architecture, 5645 La Jolla Boulevard | SAT & SUN 10AM – 4PM
La Jolla | La Jolla Historical Society, 780 Prospect Street | SAT & SUN 10AM – 4PM

  • OH! San Diego celebrates quality planning, design, and architecture, which enrich the quality of life and physical beauty of San Diego, and are hallmarks of a great city.

    Assemblymember Todd Gloria
    78th Assembly District
    State of California

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