Thursday, Oct. 18 from 2:15 - 5 pm
From BRAC to Beer
Chris Bittner, obr Architecture
Lisa Johnson, NTC Foundation
Alan Ziter, NTC Foundation
San Diego’s vibrant Liberty Station is the former site of a U.S. Naval Training Center that was shuttered during the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process in 1997. In last 20+ years, the base has been redeveloped into “a portal to the past, an experience for the present, and a promise for the future.” Featuring Spanish Colonial Revival style buildings from the 1920s designed by Bertham G. Goodhue, Liberty Station is a perfect example of historical adaptive reuse done right. International craft brewer Stone Brewing and San Diego’s first public market are among the anchor tenants in this sprawling park-like setting that combines residential, office, retail, restaurants, a golf course, museums and more. A representative of the developer, McMillin LLC, will discuss the challenges faced during the massive redevelopment. We’ll also partake in beer tasting and an overview of the brewing process.
Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. This tour is not ADA accessible.
Optional event, not included with a convention registration. Preregistration required by Sept. 13.