Open House San Diego Dates Announced, with Gordon Carrier

Gordon Carrier

The international OPEN HOUSE movement is blossoming in San Diego, where its major 2017 lineup has been announced by the San Diego Architectural Foundation and its two honorary chairs, the architect Gordon Carrier, FAIA, NCARB, and Mary Lydon.

Held on the weekend of March 25-26Open House San Diego (a.k.a., OH! San Diego) will bring design aficionados from Southern California and nearby Mexico a rare — and free — opportunity for behind-the-scenes access to the city’s most iconic buildings and sites.

“This is an exceptional lineup of new sites and outstanding architecture that will attract record participation, including attendees and volunteers,” says Maxine Ward, director of San Diego Architectural Foundation (SDAF) and OH! San Diego chair. “Joining New York and Chicago, we’re proud to be only the third U.S. official Open House Worldwide City.­”

Added honorary co-chair Gordon Carrier, “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.”

The OH! San Diego sites include architecture and design studios, museums, schools, hotels, high­-rises, and many SDAF Orchid award winners. Many of the locations boast innovative use of materials, repurposing of space, environmental sustainability, and energy efficiency, adds Ward.

WHAT: OPEN HOUSE San Diego, a citywide architecture festival

WHEN: Saturday-Sunday, March 25th and 26th, 2017

WHERE: San Diego, various locations

A full list of locations will follow, and program details are here:

Volunteers may sign up using the online form here.

Other Open House Worldwide Cities
San Diego • London • New York • Chicago • Melbourne • Rome • Milano • Nicosia • Barcelona • Lisbon • Tel Aviv • Jerusalem • Dublin • Belfast • Cork • Galway • Limerick • Helsinki • Slovenia • Perth • Adelaide • Brisbane • Monterrey • Buenos Aires • Thessaloniki • Athens • Gdansk/Sopot/Gdynia • Vienna • Prague • Vilnius • Madrid • Bilbao • Porto • Santiago • Stockholm • Zurich • Lagos

Be a part of the international Open House movement!

About Open House Worldwide (
Open House Worldwide (OHWW), founded in London over twenty-­two years ago by Victoria Thornton, OBE, is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating and engaging the public about the best in urban design, architecture, and the critical challenges facing our cities, such as rapid population growth, density, transportation, and the environment. Over one million people in over thirty-­seven cities attend OHWW programs each year.

About Carrier Johnson + CULTURE
Reflecting a new focus in the practice of architecture and design, Carrier Johnson + CULTURE is reinventing a model for the future of designed environments. As a design-centric practice focused on the merger of architecture, interior design and strategic branding, Carrier Johnson + CULTURE works in partnership with market leaders in higher education, hospitality, healthcare, civic life, mixed-use development to deliver meaningful design innovation in building, living, wellness, and communication solutions. Our focus on solutions steeped in authenticity, reflects the unique three-dimensional brand opportunity of each commission. Visit for more.