days
-1
-3
hours
-1
-5
minutes
0
0
seconds
0
-3
October 4, 2018
Reception & Ceremony
The US Grant

Miscellaneous

SD Convention Center Light & Sound Display

A new LED lighting system illuminates the Convention Center rooftop sails in a variety of colors and can be synchronized to music.

Installed at a cost of $377,000, the lighting feature is being touted primarily as a way to give San Diego a competitive edge when luring groups to bring their conventions to San Diego.

“Part of what we do is create uniqueness, something that’s different than the other guy, namely, Anaheim, Los Angeles, Denver, Seattle, San Francisco,” said Clifford “Rip” Rippetoe, the San Diego Convention Center’s CEO.

“We’re constantly looking at ways to give our meeting planners options so they can create a better experience for their attendees, and this is one of those ways, by setting the mood, place, and atmosphere. It helps us to be cutting edge and sell us as a destination.”

Beyond that, the new feature will allow the center to light up the pavilion — and by extension, the night sky — on holidays like St. Patrick’s and Fourth of July and for special events, such as the Susan G. Komen walk for cancer, Rippetoe added. A rainbow of lights would be ideal, he said, for San Diego’s annual Pride celebration.

  • Orchid Nominee

  • Project Address:

    111 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

    Project Owner/Developer:

    San Diego Convention Center

    Owner Contact Name/Email:

    Rita de la Fuente/ Rita.DeLaFuente@visitsandiego.com

    Project Architect/Designer:

    Pro-Cal Lighting Inc / Brian Morales

Contact Us

Contact Us

Phone
619.232.1385

Email
info@sdarchitecture.org

Address
P.O. Box 122228
San Diego, CA 92112-2228
Federal Tax ID: 95-3513927

Sign Up

Stay on top of your Architectural news

About
Orchids & Onions is an educational and fundraising program of the San Diego Architectural Foundation, a 501(c)3, nonprofit organization dedicated to education and the promotion of outstanding architecture, planning and urban design throughout the San Diego region.

Get in the Mix