Orchid Tours

SDAF is pleased to present San Diego Orchid Tours. Orchid Tours are geographically segmented, self-paced and typically guided by project architects, designers, developers and/or owners.
Urban Orchid Tour
Our first Orchid Tour will highlight Urban Orchids, and include some of the most thoughtful and inspired designs in our urban landscape.

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Thursday, June 14
6:00 - 8:00 pm.
Vin De Syrah
901 5th Avenue, downtown San Diego
SDAF's Urban Orchid Tour kicks off with an Evening At An Orchid reception at 2010 Interior Design Orchid Vin de Syrah. There, you will enjoy complimentary beverages and hors d'oeuvres, meet and mingle with other attendees, and receive your copy of a keepsake guide created especially for the tour. The guide contains a pull-out map and fill-in itinerary for your weekend. You will also receive an attendee wristband*. To cap it all off, you'll enjoy an exclusive tour of this ecelectic and whimsical wonderland by its designer, Michael Soriano of Onairos Design.

Saturday and Sunday, June 16 & 17
9:00 am - 6:00 pm.

multiple locations
On Saturday and Sunday you can explore featured Urban Orchids on the tour at your own pace and in the order that you choose. You may plan your day(s) around the pre-arranged tours offered at some of the Orchids - or use the field guide we will have provided to self-guide at all (35+!) Orchids Urban from 2006-2011.

*A partial list of Architect/Designer-guided tours:
Art Produce guided by Lynn Susholtz
Balboa Theater guided by David Marshall
Banker's Hill guided by Paul Basile
Centre Street Lofts guided by Lloyd Russell
Children's Museum guided by Rob Quigley
Craft & Commerce guided by Arsalun Tafazoli
MXD830 guided by Mike Burnett
Starlite guided by Jason St. John of Bells & Whistles
The Station guided by Lloyd Russell
Woodbury University guided by Rinehart/Herbst 

Ticket Information
All tickets include a copy of the field guide, Urban Orchids 2006-2011, entry to the Evening at An Orchid reception, and a wrist band allowing entry to all weekend tours. All attendees MUST have a wristband for entry to weekend tours.

SDAF Members  $30
Non-Members:    $50 or $75*
*$75 includes 1-year, Individual Level membership in SDAF!

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