Archive: 2019 Awards

Archive | 2019

2019 Orchids & Onions Awards Ceremony

The 2019 Orchids & Onions Awards Ceremony was held on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at the historic US Grant Hotel. The ceremony was emceed by State Assembly Member Todd Gloria. For a self-guided tour map of the winners, download the ArchiMaps app on your smartphone, and select Orchids & Onions San Diego.

The Orchid Winners

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Malone Grand Orchid Palomar College Maintenance Operations Complex, San Marcos
Architecture Borrego Springs Library, Park and Sheriff’s Office
Architecture C3 Encinitas
Architecture Makers Quarter Block D, downtown East Village
Interior Design Miller Hull, San Diego Studio, Point Loma
Interior Design Raised by Wolves
Landscape Architecture C3 Encinitas
Placemaking Linda Vista Skate Park
Architectural Detail Morning Glory, Little Italy
Collaborative Architecture The Ilan-Lael Center
Public Art Climate Clocks (Abstraction Devices)
People’s Choice Orchid Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center

The Onion Winners

Architecture Shift Apartments, East Village
Architecture Millennium Mission Valley
Architecture Mission Hills-Hillcrest Harley & Bessie Knox Branch Library
Landscape Architecture Truax House/Leon at Laurel
People’s Choice Onion Shift Apartments, East Village

Planning Committee

Laura Warner: Co-Chair
Ben Dalton: Co-Chair
Steve Eidle: Events Manager
Anne Militante: Vice Chair
Jim Brady: Sponsorship Lead
John Martinez: Jury & Media
Brandon Nash: Jury & Media
Roger Showley: Archimaps Lead
Suzanne Clemmer: Jury Scribe & Program Script Writer
Sonja Helton: Sponsorship
Rachel Morel: Communications


Ian Patzke: Lead Photographer
Jim Brady: Photographer
Maha Comianos: Photographer
Andy McRory: Photographer
Milan Kovacevic: Event Photographer


Miti Aiello: Asst. Professor, NSAD/Owner, Archist Design Studio
Jim Brown: Principal, Public Architecture and Planning
Matthew Ellis: AIA, NCARB, PGAL
David Hecht: AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Tannerhecht Architecture
Amber Lake: PLA, ASLA, LEED AP, Carrier Johnson + CULTURE
David Malmouth: Developer
Tatiana Ortiz-Rubio: Visual Artist
Jessica Pope: Masters Student, NSAD/Design Asst. SGPA
Brian Rickling: AIA, NCARB, Heritage Architecture and Planning
Heather Ruszczyk: Architect, Miller Hull Partnership
Regina Vanderwerff: Development Manager, Suffolk Construction

Gala Volunteers

Susie Burgin
Dale Boyer
Maria Caneja
Maria Coleman
Karl Greschner
Jonathan Gonzalez
Audrey Herrin-Warner

Leslie Luna
Jennifer Mayfield
Colleen McKnight
Michael Palmore
Diana Tracy
Dominique Valentino
Monica Valentino

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