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.
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:
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.
Become a sponsor! Show your company's committment to civic engagement and excellence in San Diego's built environment.
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.
If you have your ticket already, see you tonight! If not, sorry but we have sold out of tickets!
Thanks for the nominations, San Diego! Now, you get to be the juror. Vote for the People's Choice Orchid & Onion today! Polls close September 26.
Orchids & Onions is the only interactive, community-based program dedicated to raising awareness and stimulating practical discourse in response to San Diego's built environment. The success of the program relies heavily on YOU; your nominations, your comments about the nominations, and now, it's time to cast your vote for the People's Choice Orchid & Onion.
You do have a say about the state of your region - in fact, your say is what makes Orchids & Onions bloom. So be sure to take a few moments to express your love (or lack thereof) for what you think makes San Diego blossom (or stink)! VOTE NOW
Join us as we celebrate the winners in grand style! The details...
2013 Orchids & Onions Awards Ceremony & Silent Auction Thursday, October 3, 2013 at the San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park with host Sam "The Cooking Guy" Zien
6:00 - 8:30: Pre-Party & Silent Auction in the May S. Marcy Sculpture Court & Garden
8:30 - 10:30: Orchids & Onions Awards Ceremony in the James S. Copley Auditorium
Details and ticket info may be found here. Early bird ticket pricing ends September 15.
The 2013 O&O Awards Ceremony & Silent Auction begins at 6:00PM with a pre-ceremony gathering of the Who's-Who of San Diego's design world in the May S. Marcy Sculpture Court & Garden.
The Members-Only VIP Party will feature magnificent views towards California Tower and enhanced menu and beverage options.
Throughout the pre-party, and in advance online, our fabulous selection of goods and services will be on display as part of the O&O Silent Auction. Visit www.orchidsandonions.org for more information and the link to view items.
Then, at 8:30, we migrate to James S. Copley Auditorium, where we welcome back Sam "The Cooking Guy" Zien as Master of Ceremonies, who will navigate us through the 2013 crop of Orchids & Onions in his own deft and entertaining fashion.
Tickets on sale now! Early bird pricing ends 09/15/13.
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