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Sep 3, 2021
Mingei International Museum, Plaza de Panama, Balboa Park
Design: LUCE et studio / Inside Outside | Petra Blaisse
Mingei International Museum San Diego CA
photo Courtesy of Mingei International Museum
Mingei International Museum San Diego
The Museum reopened to the public on September 3, 2021, exactly three years after closing for a transformative construction project. Entry into the Museum Labor Day weekend, Friday, September 3 through Monday, September 6, will be free for all as a gift to the city. The museum building will be open 10am-5pm, seven days a week, with expanded evening hours until 8pm on Thursdays and Fridays.

Aug 1, 2021
The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park, Embarcadero, San Diego waterfront
Design: Tucker Sadler Architects ; performance shell design: Soundforms
The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park, San Diego
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The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park
The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park—a spectacular new year-round venue with 360-degree views of San Diego’s downtown, marina, and bay—will open with a weekend celebration as the first permanent outdoor home of the San Diego Symphony. Designed to host more than 100 concerts and events year-round, The Rady Shell is the centerpiece of the 3.7-acre public Jacobs Park on the city’s scenic Embarcadero.

Feb 4, 2020
ADU – Garage Conversion
Architects: Losada Garcia Architects
ADU – Garage Conversion, San Diego by ModernGrannyFlat and Losada Garcia Architects
picture courtesy of architects office
San Diego Garage Remodel
ADU/Garage Conversion is a complete remodel of a large capacity garage. It is a space that mutates quickly and constantly and designed to address strategies for innovation, flexibility and possibility of future changes.

Dec 4, 2019
Del Mar Civic Center, Del Mar, California, USA
Architects: Miller Hull Partnership
Del Mar Civic Center San Diego
photography © Chipper Hatter
Del Mar Civic Center in San Diego County, California
The new Del Mar Civic Center resolves this seaside village’s longstanding need for a centralized venue where people can come together to celebrate community and exercise civic engagement. Prior to this development, Del Mar’s public activities were scattered throughout the city, often occurring in private-sector spaces.

Jan 14, 2019
Formation Installations, San Diego, CA, USA
Artist Mark Reigelman
Formation Installations at San Diego International Airport
photography : Pablo Mason / Mark Reigelman II
Formation Installations at San Diego International Airport
Mark Reigelman’s Formation punctuates the façade of San Diego International Airport’s parking structure with vibrant colors and energetic patterns. As travelers exit the main Airport Terminal they are greeted by massive graphic tapestries on the adjacent Parking Structure.

Aug 27, 2017
Amenities Building at the Pacific Center Campus Development
Design: BNIM architects
Pacific Center Campus Amenities Building, San Diego
photography : Nick Merrick, Hedrich Blessing
Pacific Center Campus Amenities Building
The Amenities Building at the Pacific Center Campus Development (PCCD) is a highly interactive, porous facility that promotes connection on multiple scales: it connects employees to services that support wellbeing; it connects employees to one another; and it brings together the existing buildings within the PCCD.

Nov 3, 2016
PETCO Park Ballpark, Park Boulevard, East Village, San Diego, California, USA
Design: Populous architects
PETCO Park Ballpark in San Diego
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PETCO Park Ballpark in San Diego
The coast of California is a place of sea, sky, and amazing natural beauty. These are the traits the San Diego Padres had in mind in the late 1990s when they set out to build the city a new ballpark. Rather than reaching back into history, they challenged Populous to create a new ballpark concept – something that would revolutionize sports stadiums the way Camden Yards did decades ago.

Jun 2, 2016
BRIC IHG Hotel San Diego Bay
Design: John Portman & Associates, Architects
BRIC Marriott Hotel San Diego Bay Phase Two
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BRIC IHG Hotel San Diego Bay
The building will add a new InterContinental Hotel to the recently-open dual-branded select service hotel featuring a SpringHill Suites and Residence Inn, providing an unprecedented choice in accommodations in one amazing waterfront location. It is expected that the new 18-story hotel and underground garage will open in 2018.

Apr 8, 2016
BRIC Marriott Hotel San Diego Bay Building
Design: John Portman & Associates, Architects
BRIC Marriott Hotel San Diego Bay
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BRIC Marriott Hotel San Diego Bay
Designed by John Portman & Associates, BRIC Phase One is a dual-branded Marriott with a 253-key select service Springhill Suites hotel and a 147-key extended stay Residence Inn hotel, leased retail areas for shops and restaurants and above-grade structured parking.

Oct 26, 2011
US Fish and Wildlife Service Administrative Headquarters
Design: Line and Space
San Diego National Wildlife Refuge: US Fish & Wildlife Service
photo : Mike Torrey
San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Building
As a “portal” to San Diego Bay’s ecologically unique Sweetwater Marsh, the new Administrative Headquarters for the US Fish and Wildlife Service provides a collaborative facility where in-house wildlife biologists and environmental education specialists perform work and analysis within the habitat.

Oct 21, 2010
San Diego Coronado Bridge Lighting Competition
San Diego Coronado Bridge Lighting, California
image from Peter Fink / FoRM Associates
San Diego Coronado Bridge Lighting
An international team led by London based artist Peter Fink (Form Associates) and lighting designer Mark Major (Speirs + Major) in association with Buro Happold in Los Angeles has been announced as the winner of the largest interactive green energy lighting project in North America. The San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge, built in 1969 in the spectacular context of the bay, has become a symbol of the San Diego area – just as the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges are symbols for San Francisco.

Sep 25, 2008
University of California Housing
Design: Carrier Johnson + CULTURE
University of California San Diego Housing
image courtesy of architects practice
University of California San Diego Housing
The university selected the firm’s master plan from several designs submitted by nationally renowned architectural firms, in a competition to determine the most suitable design for the university’s re-branding strategy. Carrier Johnson + CULTURE is teamed with Clark Design/Build of California, to deliver the project under a design-build contract.

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