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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

 

EAST VILLAGE

Downtown’s largest and fastest growing neighborhood is in transition from a former warehouse district to an eclectic, thriving enclave. Re–purposed brick warehouses stand side-by-side with modern mixed–use developments. Filled with energy, arts and innovation, East Village is fast becoming San Diego’s next great neighborhood.

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45 NEWSCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN
747 Park Boulevard

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

The campus lies in the heart of the rapidly transforming East Village design district, where former industrial spaces are becoming creative studios, offices and residences – the ideal launching pad for future architects and designers. Innovation and creativity are on display throughout the school in its studios, digital fabrication lab and exhibition spaces.

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46 AVRP SKYPORT
703 16th Street, Suite 200

Guided tour every hour / SAT & SUN 1PM – 4PM

Located in the historic Snowflake Bakery building, this visionary local design studio has been re-purposed as creative office space. The building’s brick facade, original painted sign, and corner entry were restored based on historical photos and earned an SDAF Orchid Award for Historic Restoration. Visit and learn more about the office’s vision for the new Seaport Village.

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47 URBAN DISCOVERY ACADEMY
840 14th Street

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

The vibrant color palette and energetic environmental graphics at this urban charter school make it a neighborhood landmark. The state-of-the-art facility features 22 classrooms, a library, fine and performing arts studios, a rooftop PE area with views of downtown, and STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts Mathematics) curriculum.

AVRP Studios, 2015

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49 PETCO PARK
215 Tony Gwynn Drive

Guided tour / SUN 12PM / Reservation Required (Tour Full)

As of today, we have 10 registered for your 10:30AM tour and none for your 11:30AM tour at the Tour 93 Coronado Clubroom and Boathouse.

We hope to promote the tour and have more signups by weekend.

Please feel free to share the tour reservation link.

Thank you,
Carol

The San Diego Padres play baseball in this one-of-a-kind stadium that embraces San Diego’s climate and natural beauty. The wide open air concourses have breathtaking views of the bay and the skyline, as well as views onto the field. The outer “garden” buildings that ring the exterior of the stadium are clad in sandstone reminiscent of the color of local sandy cliffs and the exposed steel structure of the seating bowl is a white marine finish that recalls San Diego’s nautical heritage. The character of the former warehouse district is preserved in the Western Metal Supply Co. building, a hundred-year-old brick structure that had been scheduled for demolition, but was adaptively reused in the design. The renovated warehouse contains the team store, private suites, a restaurant and rooftop seating, with its southeast corner serving as the left field foul pole.

Antoine Predock & Populous, 2004

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50 SEMPRA ENERGY HEADQUARTERS
488 Eighth Avenue

Guided tour / SAT 12PM, 1PM, 2PM & 3PM / Reservation required (Tour Full)

This 16-story office building with a sky blue glass facade and elegant lines is an iconic addition to the downtown skyline. Designed to maximize worker comfort and ‘share the light’, the LEED Gold certified, energy efficient building incorporates smart planning principles including raised floors, demountable walls, and floor-to-ceiling glass walls that let in natural light and offer city and ballpark views to 90% of the employees. At street level, the building peels back to create an outdoor plaza and displays public art.

Carrier Johnson + CULTURE, 2015

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51 SPACES AT BLOCK D MAKERS QUARTER
845 15th Street

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

Spaces offers co-working and private offices with full amenities in the LEED Platinum certified Block D building in Makers Quarter. The collaborative office hub maximizes natural ventilation with motorized windows and garage doors on each level. The building’s high-performance facade features a motorized screen system for shading that adjusts to the time of day and year. Manually-operated screens offer customizable shading levels to individual tenants within the highly flexible office suites.

BNIM, 2018

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52 BROADSTONE MAKERS QUARTER
1601 Broadway

Self–guided tour / SAT & SUN 10AM – 1PM

The spirit of Makers Quarter is captured in the design of this mixed-use, 265-unit, 7-story residential community. The exterior composition of Corten-steel, cold-rolled steel, and large expanses of glass create a dynamic facade. The interior design of the lobby, craft kitchen, lounge, and outdoor pavilion is inspired by technological revolutions from the industrial age to the present. The community features artwork by Christopher Konecki, Carly Ealey, and Abe Aguilar.

JWDA and Basile Studio, 2018

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53 LC FISHER ARCHITECTURE AT IDEA1
1290 F Street, #120

Self–guided tour / SAT & SUN 1PM – 4PM

The art-centric concept of the IDEA1 Building, attracted Architect Laurie Fisher to set up shop here. Her LCFA Studio blends architectural practice and art. As the host of the Collateral Collective (14 diverse, professional artists, all available for collaborative, commissioned work), LCFA Studio is a multi-function space with office and meeting space for the practice of architecture, as well as gallery and event space for displaying artwork and hosting events.

The Miller-Hull Partnership and LdG Landscape Architects, 2017 / LCFA Studio, 2018

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54 E3 CIVIC HIGH
395 11th Avenue

Self-guided tour / SAT 1PM – 4PM

Here is our nation’s first example of a high school within a library!  Its design complements the school’s mission to teach students to be innovators, problem solvers, and communicators and encourage civic engagement. With its movable glass walls, modular furniture, demonstration kitchen, and break–out learning spaces, e3 is well–equipped for its experiential, project based curriculum.

LPA Inc., 2013

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