The American Institute of Architects San Diego


SBD_Logo_RGB_JPEG2017 Tour Series

Join AIA|San Diego, in cooperation with SDG&E’s Savings by Design program, for a professional development/continuing education tour series featuring some of San Diego’s most energy-efficient, yet beautiful, new buildings. All four projects are either ZNE or LEED Platinum, and embody many of the technologies and design approaches that are helping San Diego lead the country in the creation of innovative, attractive and efficient buildings.

The actual tour experience, typically led by the Project Manager and/or members of the design-team, will be followed by an informal panel to dig deeper into specific project attributes. (Learn more about each project below.)

Each tour counts for 1.5 hours of CE credit – HSW-eligible. 

Imperial Beach Branch Library
August 21 – 11AM

Design Architect: domusstudio
Executive Architect: Jeff Katz Architecture
Interiors: Delawie
General Contractor: T.B. Penick & Sons
Photo: Stephen Whalen

The sustainability strategies for this project were conceived and built not only to meet LEED Gold standards as recognized by USGBC and GBCI, but also as a Net-Zero Energy facility. Sustainability was treated as an integral part of the design concept throughout the Design-Build process.

Hollywood Casino Jamul
September 26 – 11AM

Design Architect: Anthony A. Marnell II,  AIA of Marnell Architecture

Hollywood Casino Jamul, a qualified Savings By Design program-participant, opened in mid-2016 and includes a three-story gaming and entertainment facility of approximately 200,000 sf and an enclosed below-grade, eight-level parking structure with over 1,900 spaces. Visually, the facility features an earth tone color palette and downcast lighting to integrate with and complement the surrounding area.

The Commons at the San Diego County Operations Center
October 12 – 11AM

Firm: RJC Architects, Inc.

The Conference Center is an $11 million LEED Platinum project located at the heart of the new County of San Diego Operations Center. It houses the County’s Planning and Environmental Review Board / Alternate Board of Supervisor’s hearing room; and the Campus Commons, a dining facility and central gathering place that will support up to 4,000 County employees. The project showcases the County of San Diego’s strong commitment to sustainability by incorporating water savings, renewable energy, improved occupant health and comfort, and energy efficient design strategies.

Alpine Branch Library
November 7 – 11AM

Firm: Ferguson Pape Baldwin Architects

The Alpine Library is a single-story structure that features unique spaces for children, teens and adults alike, not only serving as a vibrant learning center for its users, but also creating a busy hive of activity and cultural exchange. This is the County of San Diego’s first Zero Net Energy Certification.


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  1. Board of Directors Meeting

    August 24 @ 7:45 am - 9:00 am