Orchids & Onions

It’s your town, San Diego. Let us know what you think about
San Diego’s spaces and places. Consider. Share. Comment. Vote.


Congratulations to all of our 2022 WINNERS!


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Orchid or Onion? You Help Decide.

Ever ask yourself why a place becomes a favorite spot that people return to time and again to make memories that last a lifetime? Or what makes San Diego “San Diego”? Why is our city so special, and could it be even more special? And what about the future of our downtown, the waterfront, the parks, the neighborhoods we call home?

To answer these questions, we turn to you—yes you! SDAF’s Orchids & Onions program brings San Diegans together to decide which parts of the built environment—be it building, park, or plaza—make our city a better place to live. Each year brings in a whole new crop of projects, spaces, and places to consider, nominate, comment on and vote into fame or infamy.

More About Orchids & Onions

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How to nominate, voting, and of course… the gala… for all the details on the Orchids & Onions program, visit the official Orchids & Onions website.


  • The only way forward, if we are going to improve the quality of the environment, is to get everybody involved.

    Richard Rogers
    Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

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