Did you know that our Downtown location was custom built in 1958 as a public resource for people needing legal assistance? The building boasts an iconic floating staircase, black Escondido granite facings, floor-to-ceiling west-facing windows, white Carrara marble floors, a buried peek-a-boo time capsule, and one-of-a-kind spaces. We have also added some amazing modern touches, like state-of-the-art training rooms, and a magical employee lounge.

You can see the beauty of our building for yourself at the San Diego Architectural Foundation’s Open House San Diego tours on Saturday, March 7, from 10 am to 4 pm.  Participants can view the beautiful lines of this iconic mid century building, see the amazing updates we made during our 2012 renovation, and learn about the services provided by SDLL and how they can benefit you!

Open House (OH!) San Diego is the largest architectural event in San Diego. It is FREE and gives the public behind-the-scenes access to, and in-depth information about the architecture and design of our city’s finest buildings and spaces. Participants will be able to visit architectural award-winners, design studios, schools, hotels, residences, workplaces, research laboratories, theaters, galleries, and the LAW LIBRARY!

There are nine neighborhoods with 96 locations offering self-guided, guided and expert-led tours. SDLL is offering self-guided and guided tours on a first come first served basis. Guided tours will occur on the half hour between 10:00 am and 3:30 pm. But, other locations require advanced reservations and are filling up fast. Book your spot now!

And, for all the future architects, on Saturday in La Jolla, and Sunday in Coronado,  kids can participate in KidsSketch. KidsSketch is a program that invites children to observe and sketch architecture under guidance of local architects. And, if they register in advance (using the links) they can receive a FREE SKETCHBOOK!

Each location provides attendees with a wide range of fascinating experiences showcasing San Diego’s architectural diversity. So, bring your friends and family for a unique (and free!) weekend of urban exploration, and don’t forget your camera! There is an architectural photo contest, and prizes will be awarded.