45th Annual Orchids & Onions
Drum roll, please! Here we are again, ready to announce our Jury for this year’s 45th Orchids & Onions event coming October 7th!
This year is going to be a hybrid event…in-person and live streaming!
Architect: Gemma Hsiueh
Gemma is a Registered Architect & Principal at RNT Architects who (mainly, but not only) create incredible institutional architecture such as the City College Campus. There is an excellent interview with Gemma for you to get to know her in her Unfamiliar Voices video.
Architect & Developer: Jeff Svitak
Jeff trained under prominent San Diego Architect Sebastian Mariscal in the Developer as Architect mindset and has had a successful career working on custom homes and some of our city’s most dynamic mixed-use developments. Jeff’s use of space, light, and materiality is fantastic in every project.
Architect & HRB Member: Matthew Winter
Matthew is LPA San Diego’s Director of Mixed-Use Projects. He sits on the Historic Resources Board and the Pacific Beach Town Council, and formerly on the Uptown Community Plan. He’s a heck of a nice guy, a great storyteller, and a solid chap to have a beer and a laugh with!
Designer: Rachelle Domingo-Rogers
A designer best known for her restaurants like Cloak & Petal, Little Italy & Mina Lounge in Gaslamp. Young & fun. Nominated by Michelle Harrison-McAllister, one of SDAF’s Directors.
Artist / Educator: Dave Adey
Dave is both an artist and educator as a Professor of Art and Design at Point Loma Nazarene University. He is a recommendation from SDAF Director Kevin de Freitas, citing Dave’s passion for the built environment and his commitment to using his works to spark dialogue.
Construction Manager: Katinka Read
Katinka is an architect who spent several years in the industry, transitioning into Construction Management with Ryan Companies and managing her architectural firm. She volunteered for O&O a few years ago and is fun and passionate who brings lots of laughs to the jury experience!
Landscape Architect: Neil Hadley
Neil is Principal of Land-Lab Environmental Design. In 2013 Brian Garrett from Land-Lab was a thoughtful contributor to O&O, and having Neil on this year’s Jury will be a real treat as an industry leader in Landscape Architecture.