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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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Architect Community Loses Two Greats

Architects Helmut Jahn and Art Gensler Our condolences to the families, friends, and colleagues of the two industry giants we lost this week.German-American architect Helmut Jahn designed the iconic 1 American Plaza in downtown San Diego (an unmistakable addition to our beautiful skyline) and his many wonderful buildings all over …

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New Membership Announcement!

Changing Tides I started 2021 by announcing that we were going to prioritize our membership engagement and well, I think we’ve just about taken the most significant first step possible towards that commitment. With the committee leadership of SDAF Director Michelle Harrison-McAllister, our board recently voted unanimously to give back …

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Green Highlight

Learning from Social Insect Engineering   Based in Mumbai, India, Nuru Karim is the Founder and Design Principal of Nudes, a practice that “…operates within the realms of cross-disciplinary cultures of public art, architecture-urbanism.” Nuru gave a TEDx Talk, The Humble Termite, and Other Stories, and spoke to the collective …

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Green Product Highlight

DCI Engineers Change the Vision of Future Building DCI Engineers, a longstanding partner with SDAF and a leader in the design of mass timber structures, has announced its SE-2050 Committing to Net Zero “…to promote embodied carbon education across our profession.” In order “to achieve the globally stated goal of net zero carbon …

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