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.

Our 4th Edition of OH! San Diego 2019 is a wrap! Thank you!
Thank you to our almost 100 site hosts for opening their doors, to our 350+ volunteers, to our dedicated committee, to our sponsors and to the visitors! In whatever way you participated, thank you! We hope you saw new places in San Diego, learned something new about our city, met some great people and enjoyed exploring our wonderful neighborhoods! Please help us to learn from your experiences by completing our visitor survey. Your responses will help us continue to improve and grow the program.

OH! San Diego 2019 Photo Competition Winners Announced!
We received close to 150 entries in our OH! San Diego photo competition. Thank you for your submissions! We hope you enjoyed OH! San Diego and the opportunity it provides every year to take some unique shots.

Our judges selected first and second place winners in three categories, Interior, Exterior and Detail. Congratulations to the winners!

Interior Category
First Place: Michael Booth (image of Lyle & Grace Prescott Memorial Prayer Chapel | Site 74)
Second Place: Mike Hume (Image of The Historic Spreckels Theatre | Site 39)

Exterior Category
First Place: Ashley Fernando (image of The Salk Institute | Site 100)
Second Place: David Weine (image of Urban Discovery Academy | Site 47)

Detail Category
First Place: Elizabeth Rufener (image taken at The US Grant Hotel | Site 34)
Second Place: Bradley Shapiro (image taken at Sim Bruce & Janet Richards Residence III | Site 79)

Please check out the winning images and the gallery of photos submitted.

We look forward to next year’s event and some more fabulous photos of our great places and spaces! Drop a line to if you have any feedback on the photo competition.

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.

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


Thank you to our sponsors!

Financial support for OH! San Diego is provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, County of San Diego Community Enhancement Program and our other generous sponsors listed below. Thank you!

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.

  • 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

Open House San Diego Leadership

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