Context Volume 2 | What's the big IDEA? | Tickets on sale now!

Tickets for Context Volume 2 | Reception and Forum | June 4th at SILO are on sale now. Hear some inspiring takes on the future of Upper East Village! Additonal information here.

Early bird pricing ends May 1st.
Early Bird | Member $50 | Non-member $75
General Admission | Member $65 | Non-member $90
Special Student Pricing | $30 (Student ID will be checked on entry)
Tickets include a catered reception and host bar.

Register now for the free Context Volume 2 | Community Workshop | May 2nd. Only 80 spots available. Be a part of the conversation! Additional information here.


Become a member of the 2014 Orchids & Onions Jury!

The San Diego Architectural Foundation is proud to introduce a new & dynamic way for the San Diego public to be engaged & involved in the Orchids & Onions program. For the first time ever, a member of the public will be selected by the Board of Directors to join our jury of design professionals as they award Orchids and Onions to publicly nominated projects throughout the San Diego region. This jury will tour many of the nominated projects, and together they will help define the architectural hits and misses of 2014.

To be eligible, you must be a current member of SDAF. Not a member? Join here.

Already a member? Then complete the juror application process here. Submit your juror application before July 31st to be considered.

Individuals who complete the form will have until July 31st to become an SDAF member and be eligible.


Context Volume 1 Teaser


Check out the teaser from Breadtruck Films for Chapter 1 of Context Volume 1. Got your civic pride flowing?

Then head over here and purchase tickets for this one of a kind event! Where else can you:

  • Show your civic pride and mingle at a premier reception featuring hosted craft cocktails and hors d'oeuvres on the Qualcomm Dome Terrace with San Diego's business and community leaders.
  • Be inspired by tales from the trenches about the completion of the San Diego Central Library direct from two of the people whose civic courage made it happen.
  • Hear what San Diego’s major philanthropist, Dr. Irwin Jacobs and top architect, Rob Quigley think should be the next big civic project for San Diego. And then let us know your thoughts!
  • Get engaged. Keep the conversation going. Together we can make an even better San Diego!



Context Tickets Available Now!

Tickets are now on sale to the public for this unique event celebrating the Central Library and featuring Dr. Irwin Jacobs and Architect Rob Quigley.

Mingle with San Diego's business and community leaders and celebrate this singular civic and architectural achievement at an exclusive reception featuring hosted craft cocktails and hors d'oeuvres on the Qualcomm Dome Terrace overlooking our magnificent city. Reception starts at 6pm. The main program will follow at 7.30pm in the Library Auditorium

Click here to purchase tickets. VIP tickets are still available and  include reserved seating, free parking in the library parking structure and a VIP champagne reception.

  • SDAF Members: $100 pre-purchased, $125 at door, if available
  • Non Members: $125 pre-purchased, $150 at door, if available
  • VIP, if still available:  $150 pre-purchased, $175 at door, if available

Sponsorships Still Available!

Become a sponsor! Show your company's committment to civic engagement and excellence in San Diego's built environment.

Announcing Context Vol 1: San Diego Central Library: Celebrating Civic Courage

We are pleased to announce our newest program, Context, an ongoing forum to keep the conversation alive about the value of excellence in the design of our built environment.

Our goal is public education and engagement about how San Diego's most important civic projects are brought to fruition. By selecting the new Central Library as the focus of the first program, we are not only celebrating the completion of a masterful piece of civic architecture, but examining the unique and storied efforts that were put forward to make this project a reality.

Join Dr. Irwin Jacobs and Architect Rob Quigley on April 29th for this unique opportunity. Click here for more details. Early bird VIP tickets are available here. General Admission tickets go on sale March 25th.

Show your company's committment to civic engagement and leadership by becoming a sponsor of this event. Sponsorship opportunities are available here.


2013 Orchids & Onions Awards Ceremony & Silent Auction is SOLD OUT!!!

If you have your ticket already, see you tonight! If not, sorry but we have sold out of tickets!

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