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2021 Orchids & Onions Jury Tour; a tale of a tour.

 On Saturday July 31st, our esteemed panel of Architects, Designers, Developers & Artists took off for a 21-stop tour around the county to experience in person the top-crop of this year’s Orchids & Onions nominations. In addition to our jury of design professionals, which you can read all about here, …

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Napkin Sketch: Marvin Malecha

  One of my favorite parts of being involved with SDAF has been the opportunity to get to connect with some really wonderful people in our industry. I’ve built friendships throughout various creative disciplines and been able to connect with some amazingly talented folks that I otherwise may never have crossed paths …

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2021 Orchids & Onions – Meet the Jury!

As our Orchids & Onions Committee is hustling together to prepare this year’s program, we wanted to make a super big announcement – our jury! Over the years, we have always had an engaging team of jury members, and this year is absolutely no different. With thought-leaders from a variety …

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Membership update, a really longwinded update.

 Being my third post already this year about membership, I wanted to explain why I feel SDAF’s new membership structure is kind of a big deal. This could get long-winded, so here goes… When I first volunteered for SDAF as a jury liaison for the 2011 Orchids & Onions (shout out to …

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45th Annual Orchids & Onions

Jury Announcement 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 …

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Evolving & Diversifying in 2021

An Interview with SDNOMA President, Michael Robinson   SDAF, in partnership with SDNOMA, held an event last week, Overcoming the 2%: Seeking Equity and Diversity, where we discussed the lack of diversity in the built environment industry. We sat down with the president of SDNOMA, Michael Robinson, to get his …

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BEEP Home

BEEP Activities BEEP offers activities such as the popular KidSketch program, which is a series of free sketching lessons to encourage drawing as a way to learn about and explore the world around us, as inspiration for the next generation of built-environment visionaries, and just to have fun! This program …

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Getting to Know the 2% – Carmen Vann

CONTEXT VOL 7 INTERVIEW “When you deal with diversity, sometimes it’s not comfortable, but it’s not an attack on anybody. It is a call for the greater good of the industry.” Carmen Vann We spent a few minutes speaking with Carmen Vann, chair of this Thursday’s event, Overcoming the 2%: …

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Getting to Know the 2% – Mathew Picardal

Seeking Equity & Diversity in Our Built Environment In partnership with SDNOMA, we are proud to present, Overcoming the 2%: Seeking Equity and Diversity in our Built Environment. As it is approaching quickly, we created a video capturing our panelist’s views on the most significant challenges people of color currently face in entering the profession. Did …

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