Program

OH! San Diego 2020
Celebrating architecture, urban design & the built environment
One weekend. Free access. Iconic architecture. The doors are open for you to explore.

BALBOA PARK | BANKERS HILL | DOWNTOWN | GASLAMP | EAST VILLAGE | BARRIO LOGAN | POINT LOMA | LA JOLLA | CORONADO

 

BARRIO LOGAN

Dating back to the 19th century, Barrio Logan, recognized as Logan Heights, is one of the oldest neighborhoods in San Diego, with a long history honoring its working-class Chicano/Mexican- American community and culture. During the 1960s, the construction of Interstate 5 and the San Diego-Coronado Bridge dissected the community. Residents, refusing to be displaced, creatively adapted to City-imposed industrial rezoning, which has contributed to the area’s unique mixed-use land pattern.

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55 LA ESQUINA
2222 Logan Avenue

Self–guided tour / SAT 1PM – 4PM

Breathing new life into a long–vacant corner lot, this contemporary mixed–use project is inhabited by a spirited community of designers, artists and academics. The double–height, naturally ventilated live–work spaces with mezzanines and adjacent patio decks, live a lot larger than their footprint. Colors and materials pay homage to Barrio Logan’s cultural history.

Héctor M Pérez, 2012

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56 WOODBURY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
2212 Main Street

Guided tour every 30 min / SAT 10AM – 4PM / SUN 1PM – 4PM / Last tour at 3:30PM

Classrooms, studios, a digital fabrication lab, metal and wood shops, and a library all fit within this former industrial space. Woodbury also serves as a hub for many of the neighborhood’s planning, education and arts organizations.

Built 1946 / Rinehart Herbst, 2007

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57 LPA DESIGN STUDIOS
1600 National Avenue

Self–guided tour / SAT 10AM – 4PM

Originally built as a shoe factory, this LEED–Gold Certified space now houses this prominent design and engineering firm. Exposed structural elements reflect the industrial roots of the building. Skylights in the saw–tooth roof structure and outdoor courtyards flood the open work area with natural light.

Built 1935 / LPA, 2016

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58 BREAD & SALT – OH! SAN DIEGO HUB
1955 Julian Avenue

Self–guided tour / SAT & SUN 10AM – 4PM

This experimental center for the arts has strong community ties. Several galleries, work spaces and the architect-owner’s studio now occupy this abandoned bakery building. The raw, industrial space is being transformed by the art and delicate design interventions such as an open-air central courtyard. Future plans include developing affordable live-work space for artists.

Established 1896 / Public Architecture, 2013

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ATHENAEUM ART CENTER
2001 Main Street (Enter via Bread & Salt)

Self–guided tour / SAT 1PM – 4PM / NOTE TIME CHANGE

A satellite location of La Jolla’s Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, the Art Center encompasses two galleries, a print studio, an art studio, and a multipurpose event space.

 

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ART-HELL
1975 Julian Ave (inside WEKAAD studios)

Glass blowing demonstrations / SAT 2PM – 4PM / SUN 11AM – 3PM

Art-Hell is a state-of-the-art glassblowing studio. Meet owner and artist, Kathleen Mitchell, who has been blowing glass since 1984 and has traveled and studied with renown masters around the world.

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59 CASITAS HARRISON
2285-A Harrison Avenue

Guided tour every 30 min / SAT & SUN 10AM – 4PM

This “shipyard” bungalow has been renovated to a minimalist green home. The project serves as the architect’s case study for dealing with challenging urban issues. The structure is a duplex which serves as a ‘house hacking’ model, allowing for low-cost living in San Diego. Stop by and meet the architect and learn about his process.

Built 1925 / Ten Seventy Architecture, 2017

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60 BARRIO BARNS
910-912 South 29th Street

Self-guided tour / SAT 10AM-4PM

Designed and built as prototypes to test multiple living scenarios, these loft-like residences can function as a single-family dwelling, or be easily converted to multigenerational housing, student housing or co-housing. The architecture of Barrio Barns draws its design inspiration from Barrio Logan’s industrial shipyards and warehouses and the residential vernacular, with playful and witty results.

Ojay Pagano Architect, 2017

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61 TECTURE
2001 Main Street, Suite A

Self-guided tour / SAT 10AM – 4PM / SUN 10AM- 1PM

This progressive design studio is comprised of designers, craftsmen, artists, and builders who work to push the boundaries of design and fabrication. The Orchid-winning studio, housed in an 11,000 sf warehouse complex in the heart of Barrio Logan’s Design District, includes a fabrication shop, allowing a direct dialogue between the design and fabrication of each piece.

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62 VILLA MONTEZUMA MUSEUM
1925 K Street

Guided tour every 30 min / SAT 9AM – 12PM / Reservation required* (Tour FULL)

This Queen Anne Victorian “Palace of the Arts” was home to pianist and spiritualist Jesse Shepard. Its many distinctive features include varied roof towers and cupolas, an eccentric facade with many shingle patterns, and stained glass windows that reflect the owner’s interest in arts, music and literature. The interior of the home is equally detailed with ornate wood paneled walls and ceilings and five fireplaces with tile surrounds.

Comstock and Trotsche, 1887

*Follow these steps to reserve:
Visit www.SDRecConnect.com and create a free account.
Add any family or friends to your account that will go with you.
Put “Villa” in the search box to locate the 7 tours available.
Click on the tour time that you want.
Before you “check out” (it’s totally free), add any other family or friends that you put on your account.
“Check Out” and an email confirming your tour time will be sent to you.
On March 7 bring this email with you when you check in at the city booth in the museum’s back yard.

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63 CHICANO PARK
1949 Logan Avenue

Self-guided tour / SAT 10AM – 4PM
Guided tour / SAT 12PM, 1:30PM & 3PM

Established by Chicano activists on April 22, 1970, Chicano Park has received international recognition as a major public art site for its commanding murals. Located beneath the San Diego-Coronado Bridge, the 90+ murals painted on the bridge’s flyover columns, ramps and retaining walls depict the social, political, cultural, and historical struggles of Chicanos/Mexicanos. In 1980, the San Diego Historical Resources Board added the park to the Historical Landmarks Registry, and, in 1997, it was listed on the California Register of Historical Resources. The park was officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places on January 23, 2013, and was designated a National Historic Landmark on December 23, 2016. The Turning Wheel Project mobile classroom, which displays the history of Chicano Park and the Logan Heights community, will be on site for visitors to explore.

Established 1970

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