The San Diego Architectural Foundation Opens Nominations For The 2019 Orchids & Onions Program

The San Diego Architectural Foundation (SDAF) has announced the return of the 43rd Annual Orchids & Onions program with the opening of public nominations for the best and “not so best” projects in San Diego County.

San Diego Architectural Foundation

The Mission

The SDAF’s mission is to educate and promote outstanding architecture, landscape, interior, and urban design to improve the quality of life for all San Diegans. The community can submit their nominations now until July 6. Projects that garner the most online interest during the nominations period become eligible to be nominated for a People’s Choice Award in August.

“Orchids & Onions provides the community an opportunity to be a part of a larger discussion about the quality of San Diego’s built environment and how it impacts their day-to-day life,” said Laura Warner, Orchids & Onions Program Co-Chair and Principal Architect for CityWorks. “It provides San Diegans the opportunity to share their thoughts about what makes for a good or bad place that ultimately results in better planning, growth and future development of San Diego.”

San Diego Architectural Foundation

Categories for Nomination

Participants can nominate projects for the following categories: architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture, interior design, historic preservation, and miscellaneous. The ‘miscellaneous’ category encompasses other environmental design features such as public art, lighting programs, and wayfinding systems.

“We’re thrilled to launch this one-of-a kind-program again this year! Orchids & Onions opens the discussion for locals to share feedback on the beautiful designs and inspiring architecture America’s Finest City has to offer,” said Rachel Morel, O&O Communications Director and PGAL Senior Associate. “We invite everyone to share their insights and feelings on our city’s buildings – this includes Downtown, North County, South County and everywhere in between.”

Following the nominations period, a group of design professionals determine the official Orchids & Onions based upon the submissions. Between Aug. 1 to Aug. 31, the public can vote online for the People’s Choice Award. The community-based program culminates with the 43rd Annual Orchids & Onions Awards Ceremony at the historic U.S. Grant Hotel on Oct. 3.

Orchids & Onions Program of Events

Nominations Period: June 1 to July 6
Jury Process: July
People’s Choice Award Nominations: Aug. 1 to Aug. 31
Annual Awards Ceremony: Oct. 3

The public can nominate a project at www.orchidsandonions.org/nominate.
To comment and share ideas about nominated projects go online go to www.orchidsandonions.org.
To learn more about Orchids & Onions, visit www.sdarchitecture.org/program/orchids-onions/.

This is a cool opportunity to have your voice heard regarding the real estate projects that shape how we live and work! And from what we’ve heard, the developers, architects and designers in our community pay attention to these!

Be sure to nominate your ‘Orchids & Onions’!

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