The historic Greek Theater at Pt. Loma Nazarene University is one of the sites on tour. Courtesy SDAF

More than 80 architectural and historical landmarks will be open for free, behind-the-scenes tours on the weekend of March 24 and 25.

The annual Open House San Diego, sponsored by the San Diego Architectural Foundation, includes buildings and sites downtown and in Bankers Hill, Balboa Park, Barrio Logan and Point Loma.

Each site on this year’s list has an original feature, or its own unique story: innovative use of materials, re-purposing of space, environmental sustainability, energy efficiency, or unique use of public areas. They include architecture and design studios, museums, schools, hotels, high-rises and historically designated sites.

Honorary co-chairs of the trademark OH! SD event are architects Gordon Carrier of Carrier Johnson + CULTURE and Jennifer Luce of Luce et Studio. The title sponsor is Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty.

“Everyone, including local residents, families, students and out-of-town visitors, is welcome to attend,” said Susanne Friestedt, founder of OH! SD.

The tours run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days. The event is free, but advance registration is required online.

Attendees must check in at a hub in each of the five neighborhoods to a receive a “passport” with a list of the sites.

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