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Spotlight on Orchids & Onions Sponsor Perkins & Will

Orchids & Onions 2020 is upon us, and we couldn’t be more excited! In anticipation of SDAF’s biggest fundraiser of the year, taking place tomorrow, we connected with one of Orchids & Onions’ key 2020 sponsors, Seattle-based Perkins & Will (their Center for Novel Therapeutics is up for an Orchid …

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New Scholarship Will Promote Diversity in Architecture

After George Floyd’s death and the protests against police brutality that followed, the San Diego Architectural Foundation (SDAF) expressed its support for the Black Lives Matter movement and a desire to do more to support diversity in architecture. As a first step toward bringing those commitments to life, SDAF is …

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The SDAF Volunteer Whose Heart Beats for a Border Town

Carolina Salgado loves building community, whether she’s south of the border or north of it.  On a Tijuana hilltop with one road in and one road out, Carolina Salgado spent the fabled days of her youth. It was the kind of idyllic upbringing where kids played in the street and …

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A Shared Mission to Design with People in Mind

NewSchool of Architecture & Design has joined Orchids & Onions 2020 as the title sponsor. In appreciation of that, we take a look at the longstanding relationship between our two organizations, one deeply rooted in a shared passion for San Diego’s built environment. We caught up with NewSchool’s Head of …

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Using Design to ‘Build Bridges’ at the Border

From the start, Tariq Jaber was a living incarnation of a topic that would become increasingly important to him — borders. Years later, as a 2019 Pillars Scholar at the NewSchool of Architecture & Design, the topic would inform his study and channel his focus. Jaber visited several international borders …

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A Seat at the Table

At McCullough, India native Maha Balachandran finds acceptance and success.   When Maha Balachandran said she was pondering a career in architecture, her family wasn’t exactly thrilled. In Chennai, the southern Indian city where she was born and raised, carrying on the family tradition of teaching or engineering was a …

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Orchids & Onions 2020

With Orchids & Onions 2020 just two short months away, our flagship event of the year will be here before we know it! Not even a pandemic is going to stop this celebration from happening. What’s more, Covid-19 has inspired us to put a creative spin on 2020 festivities, so …

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