Did you know we have a peaceful meditation labyrinth? How about a one-of-a-kind Harry Potter library? All these secrets and more will be revealed at the Open House San Diego tours on Saturday March 23 from 10 am to 4 pm ( last tour at 3:30). In addition 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 public Law library does and how it could benefit you — for free!
Get ready for Open House San Diego by planning your own customized itinerary from the 100 curated sites. Each OH! SD site was selected because it contributes in a unique way to the fabric of our city, with architectural, historic, or cultural significance. Bring your friends and family for a unique (and free!) weekend of urban exploration. 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. The souvenir event guide will only be available at the hubs for a suggested donation of $3.
OH! SD is the largest architectural event in San Diego. The locations provide attendees a wide range of fascinating experiences showcasing San Diego’s architectural diversity. Don’t forget to bring your camera and participate in the architectural photo competition. Prizes will be awarded in three categories – Interior, Exterior and Detail.
There is a souvenir event guide with all the details and is available online. Also, please remember to check the web page for any last minute changes – there will be some. An interactive Google map will help you plan your route.
Most sites are open access or self-guided and some offer guided tours on a first come first served basis. A few guided tours require advanced reservations and are filling up fast. Book your spot now! Tours will be available at the Law Library on Saturday, March 23, between 10 AM and 4 PM.
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 including a permanent hand painted labyrinth and a Hogwarts-inspired lounge.