The San Diego Architectural Foundation Has Announced The Official 2019 Orchids & Onions Winners!

The San Diego Architectural Foundation (SDAF) recognized this year’s best and “not so best” projects throughout San Diego County at the 43rd Annual Orchids & Onions Awards Ceremony held at the historic US Grant Hotel on Thursday, Oct. 3.

The ceremony was emceed by State Assembly Member Todd Gloria.

The San Diego Architectural Foundation Has Announced The Official 2019 Orchids & Onions Winners!

The projects awarded Orchids and Onions were nominated by the design community and the public. A jury made up of architects, landscape architects, interior designers, a historic preservation architect, a developer, a visual artist, an architecture professor and a student conducted a day long tour of short listed projects, followed by deliberations.

This process resulted in this year’s awards. Along with the jury selected awards there are the People’s Choice awards: one Orchid and one Onion were selected by the public through an online voting process.

A total of 14 projects were awarded Orchids or Onions in the architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, public art, place making and architectural detail.

Here’s The Complete List of 2019 Orchids and Onions:

Palomar College Maintenance Operations Complex

Photo by: Javer Laos

1. Palomar College Maintenance Operations Complex, Malone Grand Orchid for Architecture
1140 W. Mission Road, San Marcos
Owner/developer: Palomar College
Architect: BNIM Architects

The San Diego Architectural Foundation Has Announced The Official 2019 Orchids & Onions Winners!

Photo by: Jeff Durkin

2. Borrego Springs Library, Park and Sheriff’s Office, Orchid for Architecture
2580 Country Club Road, Borrego Springs
Owner/developer: County of San Diego
Architect: RNT Architects

The San Diego Architectural Foundation Has Announced The Official 2019 Orchids & Onions Winners!

Photo by: Paul Rivera

3-4. C3 Encinitas (bank building), Orchids for Architecture and Landscape Architecture
850 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas
Owner/developer: ABP Capital, C3 Bank
Architect: Brett Farrow Architect
Landscape Architect: Richard Risner

The San Diego Architectural Foundation Has Announced The Official 2019 Orchids & Onions Winners!

Photo by: John Durant

5. Ilan-Lael Center (for arts education), Orchid for Collaborative Architecture
930 Orchard Lane, Santa Ysabel
Owners/developers: Ilan-Lael Foundation and James and Anne Hubbell
Architect: Hubbell & Hubbell Architects

The San Diego Architectural Foundation Has Announced The Official 2019 Orchids & Onions Winners!

Photo by: Glen Schmidt

6. Linda Vista Skate Park, Orchid for Placemaking
6893 Osler St., San Diego
Owner/developer: City of San Diego
Architect and landscape architect: Schmidt Design Group and Site Design Group

The San Diego Architectural Foundation Has Announced The Official 2019 Orchids & Onions Winners!

Photo by: Nick Merrick

7. Makers Quarter Block D (office building), Orchid for Architecture
845 15th St., San Diego
Owner/developer: L2HP
Architect: BNIM Architects

The San Diego Architectural Foundation Has Announced The Official 2019 Orchids & Onions Winners!

Photo by: Chipper Hatter

8. Miller Hull San Diego Studio, Orchid for Interior Design
4980 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego
Owner/developer: Miller Hull Partnership
Architect: Miller Hull Partnership

The San Diego Architectural Foundation Has Announced The Official 2019 Orchids & Onions Winners!

Photo by: Janet Zweig

9-10. Mission Hills-Hillcrest/Harley and Bessie Knox Library, Orchid for Public Art (Climate Clocks located inside library), Onion for Architecture
215 W. Washington St., San Diego
Owner/developer: City of San Diego
Architects: Mosher Drew, Manuel Oncina Architects and Ferguson Pape Baldwin Architects
Artist: Janet Zweig

The San Diego Architectural Foundation Has Announced The Official 2019 Orchids & Onions Winners!

Photo by: Zack Benson

11. Morning Glory (restaurant), Orchid for Architectural Detail
550 W. Date St., San Diego
Owner/developer: CH Projects
Designer: Basile Studio

The San Diego Architectural Foundation Has Announced The Official 2019 Orchids & Onions Winners!

Photo by: Maha Bazzari

12. Millennium Mission Valley, Onion for Architecture
5080 Camino del Arroyo, San Diego
Owner/developer: Dinerstein Companies
Architect: TCA Architects

The San Diego Architectural Foundation Has Announced The Official 2019 Orchids & Onions Winners!

Photo by: Zack Benson

13. Raised by Wolves (cocktail lounge), Orchid for Interior Design
University Towne Centre, 4301 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego
Owner/developer: CH Projects
Designer: Basile Studio

The San Diego Architectural Foundation Has Announced The Official 2019 Orchids & Onions Winners!

Photo by: Jim Brady

14. Truax House (apartments), Onion for Landscape Architecture
2513-2515 Union St., San Diego
Owner/developer: Soheil Nakhshab
Architect: Nakhshab Development & Design

The San Diego Architectural Foundation Has Announced The Official 2019 Orchids & Onions Winners!

Photo by: Ian Patzke

15-16. Shift Apartments, Onion for Architecture and People’s Choice Onion
1501 Island Ave., San Diego
Owner/developer: LMC Communities (Lennar Corp.)
Architect: Carrier Johnson + Culture

The San Diego Architectural Foundation Has Announced The Official 2019 Orchids & Onions Winners!

Photo by: Darren Bradley

17. People’s Choice Orchid, Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center
7600 Fay Ave., La Jolla
Owner/developer: La Jolla Music Society
Architects: Epstein Joslin Architects and JWDA

To learn more about the Orchids & Onions program, visit www.sdarchitecture.org/program/orchids-onions/.