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Exclusive: Open House San Diego reveals 2017 open house sites

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Exclusive: Open House San Diego reveals 2017 open house sites. (Courtesy Robert Lamb)
Exclusive: Open House San Diego reveals 2017 open house sites. (Courtesy Robert Lamb)

Open House San Diego (OSD), an organization that aims to make San Diego’s architectural heritage free and accessible to the public, has announced its full line-up of open house sites for this year’s festivities. San Diego is one of three American cities—including New York City and Chicago—to be designated as a Open House Worldwide City, a program started in London in 1992.

The festivities, headed this year by chair Maxine Ward, director of the San Diego Architectural Foundation (SDAF), and honorary co-chairs Gordon Carrier of Carrier Johnson + CULTURE and Mary Lydon of Lydon and Associates, will hold open house events across several of the city’s neighborhoods this year, including Bankers Hill, Barrio Logan, Downtown San Diego, and Balboa Park the weekend of March 25 to 26. Ward, in a press release announcing OSD’s program for the year, said, “This is an exceptional lineup of new sites and outstanding architecture that will attract record participation, including attendees and volunteers.”

Carrier, in the same press release, added, “Each of the Open House locations contributes in a unique way to the fabric of our city, with special significance in architectural, historic and cultural value. The innovation behind our city is truly showcased in this big spring weekend.”

OSD has shared a list of this year’s open house sites with The Architect’s Newspaper exclusively:

Bankers Hill:

1 First Presbyterian Church of San Diego
2 Hollander Design Group @ The Design Center
3 St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral
4 First Church of Christ, Scientist
5 Marston House Museum & Gardens
6 The Barcelona
7 House of Hospitality
8 Botanical Building
9 Hubbell & Hubbell ArchitectsDsign Group
10 The Abbey on Fifth Avenue

Downtown San Diego:

11 Copley Symphony Hall
12 Santa Fe Train Depot
13 Hotel Churchill
14 SDSU Downtown Gallery @ Electra
15 Fire Station No. 2 Bayside
16 Carrier Johnson + Culture
17 American Institute of Architects San Diego
18 Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Gaslamp Quarter:

19 The US Grant Hotel
20 Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown
21 The Keating Hotel
22 The New Children’s Museum
23 San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
24 Gaslamp Museum @ the Davis–Horton House
25 Sparks Gallery
26 Roesling Nakamura Terada Architects

East Village:

27 Mitra
28 Basile Studio
29 BNIM
30 IDEA1group
31 e3 Civic High
32 SMARTS Farm
33 Mission Brewery
34 Makers Quarter
35 Baker Nowicki Design Studio
36 San Diego Central Library
37 Urban Discovery Academy

Barrio Logan:

38 La Esquina
39 Chicano Park
40 San Diego Opera Scenic Studio
41 Tecture
42 Ergo Architecture
43 Woodbury University School of Architecture
44 The National
45 LPA Inc.
46 Public Architecture @ Bread & Salt
47 Villa Montezuma Museum

For more information, see the SDAF website.

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