Orchids & Onions

Grand Orchid Winner Station Tavern 5-Year Anniversary & Plaque Unveiling

09/18/2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

More details to follow!

2014 Orchids & Onions Nomination Period Closes


August 1st is the last day to submit nominations to be considered for the 2014 awards. Get your nominations in now www.orchidsandonions.org

2013 Orchids & Onions People's Choice Polls are open!

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.

2 weeks left to nominate your Orchids & Onions! August 1st deadline!

It is now peak season to plant your favorite and least favorite projects in the field of 2013 Orchids & Onions. The success of the program hinges on quality nominations and public participation, so take your camera for a walk and let us know what you think makes San Diego blossom - or stink!
Nominating is easy - if you have seen a new building, piece of public art, restaurant, park etc, go take a few pictures and then nominate it on the Orchids & Onions website. Also, be sure to "Like" the O&O Facebook page and you will be able to see featured nominations as they come in



The deadline for 2013 Orchids & Onions nominations is August 1st. Once the nomination window has closed, the jury will take their first, electronic scoring pass at every single nomination, viewing the photos, design details and your comments. The highest scoring projects are then short listed and toured, and deliberations commence. The People's Choice voting will occur online in September.  


Thanks to this year's title sponsor, NewSchool of Architecture & Design.
If you would like to be involved, be a sponsor of this year's program! Check out our sponsorship information here.
If you have any questions on how you can nominate a project, become a sponsor & be involved, please do not hesitate to contact SDAF board members Pauly De Bartolo or Craig Howard at orchidsandonions@sdarchitecture.org


2012 Orchids & Onions Awards Ceremony & Silent Auction

Join SDAF for the 2012 Orchids & Onions Awards Ceremony & Silent Auction on October 11, 2012 (10-11-12). Held at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla, emceed by Sam "The Cooking Guy" Zien, and with an impressive array of Silent Auction items (which may be viewed and pre-bid on now) - you don't want to miss it!

But really - would you ever want to miss an O&O?

Get your tickets today!

click here for printable flyer

2012 O&O Awards Ceremony

2011 Orchids & Onions Awards Ceremony & Silent Auction

10/27/2011 - 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Tickets on sale now! Click here for more info or to buy tickets.2011 Orchids & Onion Awards Ceremony & Silent Auction

Tickets on Sale Now for the 2011 Orchids & Onions Awards Ceremony & Silent Auction!!

The 2011 Orchids & Onions Awards Ceremony & Silent Auction is on October 27, and tickets are available now! The jury will have completed their deliberations, the People (that's you) will have voted, and the only thing left is the culmination of the nomination, commenting and voting process:


Early Bird tickets are available now, and we have another spectacular event in the works, including inspired set design by Bells & Whistles, fabulous furniture from HoldIt Contemporary Home, beer by Stone Brewing Co. and wine from Leonesse Winery, mind-blowing Auction items (including a 26-person luxury suite at Petco Park for a 2012 Padre game, amazing art, restaurant, spa and hotel gift certificates and much, much more!), and about 450 awesome attendees to mingle with. Early Bird ticket rates apply until October 1. If you are a member of SDAF, you should have received your ticket discount code. If you did not, please send a note to info@orchidsandonions.org and we will send one to you asap. Purchase tickets now.O&O Awards Ceremony

Orchids & Onions: One Day Left to Nominate!

Orchids & Onions: Nominate Now!

Click on flyer to go to the Orchids & Onions website.
No nomination? Leave a comment (or some). We want to hear from you!

For a printable flyer, please see the .pdf link below.

2010 O&O Awards Ceremony & Silent Auction

11/04/2010 - 5:30pm - 9:30pm

O&O Awards Ceremony & Silent AuctionJoin the San Diego Architectural Foundation on November 4 when, with a whole lot of help from our friends - the Culy Warehouse downtown will be transformed into an enchanting Orchids & Onions wonderland!

Replete with yummy food and beverages, fab tunes, Silent Auction items from luxurious to functional (and lots of things in-between), and a room full of funtastic people...what better way to celebrate and contemplate our spaces? Let's come together and applaud the things that are being done oh-so-well, and address the things that, shall we say... could use some improvement.

The evening will highlight the 2010 O&O theme; Outlook: Opportunity!
and offer perspectives on ways in which we may

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