Current issues in urban planning, specifically highlighting the possibilities of designing not just for communities, but with communities, will be discussed at a colloquium this evening, presented in conjunction with The San Diego Museum of Art's interactive installation Beneath the Moon II, Journey through the City. Speakers include Leo Orellana, Architect and Founding Director of Sirchal II; Michael Stepner, Architect and Professor, NewSchool of Architecture & Design and former City Architect; and Eric Naslund, Design Principal/Partner in Studio E Architects and Chair of the San Diego Planning Commission. James Brown of Public Architecture & Planning will serve as moderator.
More information and tickets here.
Tis the season to believe in something bigger than yourself, so we thought we would share some of the things we believe in - see our manifesto above.
As a architecture and design afficianado, or a member of San Diego's design community, we hope that you recognize the value of having an Architectural Foundation in San Diego, and share some of our passions.
If you are or have been a member, sponsor, or donor, we are exceedingly grateful. You have enabled SDAF to become the vital organization it is today. Help to keep SDAF active and set us up for success in 2013. Please consider enhancing your support, whether through membership or a tax deductible donation, to help us reach our year-end fundraising goal.
2012 has been another banner year for our programming and outreach. Some notable successes include:
We have a lively line up of events on the horizon in 2013; however, without your support, we cannot continue to make these great strides towards our mission to raise awareness about the value of excellence in our built environment.
We urge you to act now to show your support and belief in the future of SDAF.
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A few notes about tonight's PechaKucha Night...
Bar opens early. Presentations begin at 8:20, and take place in the courtyard, under the stars at MXD830 (830 25th Street). There will be plenty of hot toddy's and body heat, but be sure to bundle up, too!
$10 donation is suggested to offset SDAF production expenses.
Bring CASH for $5 drink tickets, available for the outside bar where aforementioned hot toddy's and other fun concoctions, as well as beer and wine, will flow.
Beer, wine and food are also available at our favorite neighborhood bistro, Counterpoint - and must be eaten and sipped on (or chugged) IN Counterpoint.
NO FOOD OR DRINK FROM COUNTERPOINT MAY BE TAKEN OUTDOORS.
Click here for event update! Love our flyers? See more at PR1ZE.com.It's time for a pre-holiday, near-year-end PechaKucha!
Come nourish your brain with grain-fed ideaburgers cooked up on stage in the form of our 20 images x 20 seconds presentations at PechaKucha Night San Diego: Volume 16.
SDV16 will be held under the stars in the courtyard of the Orchid-awarded MXD830 (830 25th Street, 92102), and home to Counterpoint, "... an urban tavern, a place to see neighbors, see friends, to feed your body, and, hopefully, your spirit, too."
So skate, waddle or roll on down to Golden Hill, grab yourself a beverage and some yummy eats, find a seat, and let your imagination and senses feast on the organic experiences, adventures, perspectives, projects and passions that our fabulous line-up of PechaKucha presenters have to offer.
This event is generously hosted by FoundationForForm Architecture & Development. Poster created by one of the most creative people we know, Terri Beth Mitchell of PR1ZE - who also happens to be presenting. In fact, we have a fabulous line up in store. Join us!
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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.
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?
Welcome to our inaugural "Inside the Design Studio" podcast project, produced by SDAF volunteer Kinsee Morlan.
We launch this new series with Craig Abenilla and Mike Burnett, the duo behind FoundationForForm Architecture & Development, who really like leftovers. They dig developing and building their creative, modern buildings on weird sites that other architects and developers leave behind. And with successful projects like MXD830 in Golden Hill (the hip, Orchid and Community Vision Award-winning urban space that houses businesses like Nest Vintage and Counterpoint Neighborhood Bistro) and Citron Court in Lemon Grove, it seems to be a funny little formula that's working well for them.
Click play and listen as San Diego Architectural Foundation executive director Leslee Schaffer digs a little deeper and introduces you to the entertaining minds of Craig and Mike.
If you haven't visited the Orchids, Onions & Opportunities exhibit or website, there's still time! Of course, the website will remain up indefinitely so that we may continue the conversation about how we can better and more thoughtfully design and develop our region, but the exhibit's days are numbered - in fact, it was supposed to come down at the end of June, until our generous friends at OliverMcMillan offered to house it for awhile longer - so come check it out at 877 G Street while you still can, and let us know what you think!
Mike Torrey photo
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$10 suggested donation. Cash bar. Must be 21 to enter.
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The weekend kicks off this evening at 6pm at 2010 Interior Design Orchid Vin De Syrah Wine Parlor, 901 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101. In this whimsical wonderland enjoy complimentary beverages and hors d'oeuvres as you meet and mingle with the architects, designers and other tour attendees. The icing? An exclusive tour by designer, Michael Soriano of Onairos Design. That alone is worth the price of admission. But wait, we haven’t even gotten to the tours yet. On Saturday and Sunday numerous projects will be available to tour, many guided by the people responsible for some of the best design San Diego has to offer. Get your tickets now!
Your $50 (members pay $30) ticket gets you:
Tickets are available at the door, and remain available online through Friday at midnight. Just click here. Tickets are availalbe through Saturday at our Orchids, Onions & Opportunities exhibit venue, 877 G Street at the corner of 9th & G Streets.
Great way to spend some quality time with Dad, too. Hope you can join us!
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