Click here to purchase VIP tickets. VIP tickets include reserved seating and free parking in the library parking structure.
$125 early bird VIP tickets are available until March 25. To be included on the VIP invitation list, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
General admission tickets go on sale March 25.
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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.
Bring your own Food, Blanket, Chairs, Table, Centerpiece, Candles, etc ... and enjoy the Plaza de Panama. Just like these Belgians in the photo.
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.
San Diego Architectural Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organziation dedicated to education and promotion of outstanding architecture, planning and urban design throughout the San Diego region.
P.O. Box 122228
San Diego, CA 92112-2228
Federal Tax ID: 95-3513927