Journey Through the City

A new exhibit space is open at the San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park.  Made possible in part by a new partnership that the San Diego Museum of Art forged with the Pompidou in Paris. The exhibit is located in the newly renovated Welcome Gallery of the Museum.  Free to the public and on view now through the end of April, the interactive space will be a place for individuals and families to participate in the sustainability discussion in new and unique ways. 

Several San Diego building professionals including: Eric Naslund of Studio E Architects, James Brown of Public Architecture and Planning, and local SDGBC chapter member Joseph Balestreri of Balestreri Building Group were invited to participate in the preparations for the museum exhibition.  

Viewed through the lens of art, the exhibition explores several of the core concepts of sustainable building and urban design. Among the highlights visitors to the museum will see examples and representations of Highline Park in New York City, redesign concepts for the National Mall in Washington DC, and Japans Shinjuku Rail Station. 

It is the hope of those that participated in the creation of this exhibit, that as the show comes to a close and travels on to the next location, that the discussion and activism around sustainable building practices and there importance is continued and encouraged amongst all members of the San Diego community.

To learn more about the exhibition please visit the museums website.


Joseph Balestreri is Principal at Balestreri Building Group, a Design Build General Contracting Firm. Joseph has been a contributing member of the SDGBC since 2010 and is a LEED Green Associate.