Many individuals, groups and events have played a role in the evolution of Downtown San Diego. In many ways the city has become a national model for successful downtown redevelopment. Urban areas across America have tried to stimulate downtowns by building a shopping center, a convention center, or a ballpark. San Diego has done it all and reinforced it with historic preservation, housing, public transportation and public facilities. Join Alicia and Mike for a fascinating introduction to the little-known history of San Diego’s remarkable transformation.
NOTE: This tour will leave from NewSchool. We will walk approximately 3 miles over a 2-hour period. Wear comfortable shoes. A map of the planned route can be found HERE. If you lose the group or wish to end early, meet at The Nolen Rooftop Bar at 6:00 pm for happy hour.
One of the most recognizable buildings in San Diego, The Geisel Library was designed by William Pereira and opened in 1970. The tower is a prime example of brutalist architecture. Fallen Star is a public art installation by Do Ho Suh. Sitting atop the School of Engineering, it juxtaposes art with science, and home with the academic institution.
NOTE: This tour will leave from the Geisel Room in the Geisel Library, UCSD. We will walk approximately 1 mile over a 1-hour period. Wear comfortable shoes. A map of the UCSD campus can be found HERE. If you lose the group or wish to end early, meet at The Suess Library at The UCSD Faculty Club for lunch at 12 noon.
Louis Kahn's masterpiece was designed to draw the best researchers in the world, and today The Salk consistently ranks among the world's top biological research institutes. Join professionally trained docents for their excellent architectural tour.
NOTE: We will take the bus from the Geisel Library to The Salk, and then return to The Omni Hotel San Diego.
OH! San Diego is a FREE event giving the public rare behind-the-scenes access to, and in-depth information about, the architecture and design of the city’s finest buildings and places.
Julius Shulman: Photographs from the School of Architecture Collection
Woodbury University San Diego
School of Architecture Library
2212 Main Street San Diego 92113
Monday-Friday 10AM - 4PM or by appointment
RICHARD WELSH LIBRARY at NewSchool of Architecture +Design
1249 F Street San Diego CA 92101
619 684 8783