Orchids & Onions Awards Ceremony & Silent Auction; O&O

2014 Orchids & Onions Awards Ceremony & Silent Auction

10/02/2014 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Tickets are on sale NOW! Early bird pricing ends September 14th.

The 2014 Orchids & Onions Awards Ceremony and Silent Auction will be held at the San Diego Air and Space Museum, an art deco jewel with roots dating back to the International Exposition of 1935.

Patrons are welcomed at 6:30 to enjoy food and drink catered by Snake Oil Cocktail and Home Kitchen Culture. Guests will also have an opportunity to bid at the O&O Silent Auction with proceeds benefiting the programs of the San Diego Architectural Foundation.

The Members-Only VIP Party will be treated to a private lounge furnished by Hold-It Contemporary Home highlighted with enhanced menu items and craft cocktails.

At 8:30, we welcome comedian Lauren O’Brien as our emcee to kick off the O&O awards ceremony; where guests will cherish and condemn the 2014 Orchids and Onions awardees as we look back on a year of growth and development in our community.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Orchids & Onions Awards Ceremony & Silent Auction - SOLD OUT!!

10/03/2013 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

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.

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: A Brief Recap

2012 Grand Orchid Chicano Park2012 Grand Orchid, the Restoration of Chicano Park. Photo by Darren Bradley. Click on image for more info.

The official 2012 Orchids & Onions were announced on October 11 at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla. In spite of the first rainfall in months, everyone had a blast at the pre-party and silent auction, and the bids were flying! Then, the crowd of 450+ moved into Sherwood Auditorium where Sam "The Cooking Guy" Zien reprised his role as Master of Ceremonies, and the 2012 Orchids & Onions were announced. For a full recap, including awarded projects and event photos, click here.

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