Context Volume 1: San Diego Central Library

Celebrating Civic Courage - 

ONLY AT THE DOOR - 15 Tickets still available!

Show your civic pride and mingle at a hosted premier cocktail and hors d’oeuvre reception on the Qualcomm Dome Terrace with San Diego's business and community leaders.

The Art Gallery will be open for our exclusive reception April 29 at the San Diego Central Library.  

Intersecting Lines: The Tenth Invitational Drawing Show

Description: The Central Library is pleased to present Intersecting Lines: The Tenth Invitational Drawing Show. Like its predecessors, this exhibition showcases San Diego-based artists applying a broad range of concept, media, and process to demonstrate the value of this quintessential image-making technique. Featured artist include Joshua Eggleton, John Halaka, May-ling Martinez, Jessica McCambly, Bhavna Mehta, Herbert Olds, and Marisol Rendón.                                    

Chapter One
Context Volume 1 is an informative presentation on the 35 years of perseverance and civic courage involved to bring about this remarkable monument to San Diego and the Southern California region.

Chapter Two
Dr. Irwin Jacobs and architect Rob Wellington Quigley moderated by Ms Darlene Shiley will engage in an intimate conversation about the building's architecture and the important role of our public buildings in our community. How can we make it easier to have public and private partnerships? What changes need to be made?  The evening promises to be an engaging, thought-provoking conversation with two great leaders.

Chapter Three
What is next in San Diego? A CALL TO ACTION. With so many projects that are still on the shelf, what is the future of San Diego;s built fabric? Jacobs and Quigley will weigh in on what they feel are some of the major projects that could be the next big pursuit.

DR. JACOBS                          MS. SHILEY                            MR. QUIGLEY



Welcome to Context Volume 1 Ticket Registration!

Date: Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Reception 6-8:00pm

Program 8-9:30pm

Place: San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common

Program: San Diego Central Library: Celebrating Civic Courage

Join the San Diego Architectural Foundation for the first forum of an ongoing series titled Context. This thought-provoking examination moderated by Ms Shiley with Dr. Irwin Jacobs and Rob Wellington Quigley, FAIA, will discuss the extraordinary public and private efforts that brought the new San Diego Central Library to realization.

If you have any questions regarding your membership, contact the SDAF office by calling 619-232-1385 or send an email to

A portion of your ticket price is tax deductible, and goes to support the San Diego Architectural Foundation, and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to education and the promotion of outstanding architecture, planning and urban design throughout the San Diego region, and to the San Diego Central Library. Federal Tax ID number: 95-351392


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