Did you know we have a peaceful meditation labyrinth? How about a one-of-a-kind Harry Potter lounge? All these secrets and more will be revealed at the San Diego Architectural Foundation’s Open House San Diego tours on Saturday, March 23, from 10 am to 4 pm (last tour at 3:30). The beautiful lines of this iconic mid century building are on display after its 2012 renovation restored much of the original public spaces. Come hear what the SDLL does and how it could benefit you — for free!
OH! San Diego is the largest architectural event in San Diego. The locations provide attendees a wide range of fascinating experiences showcasing San Diego’s architectural diversity. You can create your own customized itinerary from the 100 curated sites and an interactive Google map will help you plan your route.
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 in three categories – Interior, Exterior and Detail.
Start at one of ten neighborhood hubs to check in and receive your free map and collectible passport to collect stamps at each site you visit. There is a souvenir event guide with all the details available online or at the hubs for a suggested donation of $3. Also, please remember to check the web page for any last minute changes – there will be some.
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!
The San Diego Law Library was a state-of-the-art resource for people needing legal assistance when it was built in 1958. Over 50 years later, it was completely renovated. It restored the original clean sight lines and mid-century modern design aesthetic. 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.