Press Release – June 2020

SDAF Press Release: Nominations Open June 2020
San Diego Architectural Foundation (SDAF) Invites Public to Nominate San Diego’s Best and Worst in Architecture

SAN DIEGO, CA — The San Diego Architectural Foundation (SDAF) is inviting the public and design industry professionals to nominate the best and worst of San Diego’s architecture in the run up to the 44th annual Orchids & Onions awards ceremony. For the first time, the annual event will be hosted in a virtual setting on October 1, 2020. To nominate a project, visit http://www.orchidsandonions.org/ and fill out the form before July 10, 2020.

The program recognizes the best (Orchids) and worst (Onions) in architectural design, form and function, and brings San Diegans together to decide which parts of the built environment make our city a better place to live. Nomination categories include: Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, Historic Architecture, and a Miscellaneous Category for Public Art or other community improvements.

John Martinez, Co-Chair of Orchids & Onions commented: “As millions of San Diegans have been relegated indoors due to COVID-19 – many of us have never been more aware of the affect that the built environment can have on our wellbeing.”

“Orchids & Onions is a chance for San Diegans to tell us what they like and don’t like in the built environment. It’s about finding out what truly brings people value in their everyday lives, so that design can continue to evolve and serve those human needs. For the first time ever, we’re excited to host the event virtually and welcome more participants into the conversation than ever before.”

How to get involved:

Facts and Figures

  • The first Orchids & Onions event was held in 1976.
  • Last year’s Malone Grand Orchid winner for Architecture was Palomar College Maintenance Operations Complex. The People’s Choice Onion winner was Shift Apartments, in the East Village
  • SDAF started in 1978 and hosts over 10 events a year that open up over 100 architectural sites to the public to help educate on the value of good design to San Diegans’ lives

About Orchids & Onions

Orchids & Onions is a fundraising program of the San Diego Architectural Foundation, an independent 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to education and the promotion of outstanding architecture, planning and urban design throughout the San Diego region. The objective of Orchids & Onions is to raise awareness and encourage practical discourse about the environment, thereby effecting positive change and more thoughtful design. Orchids & Onions affords all San Diegans an opportunity to nominate what they believe deserves praise or critique, comment on all nominations, and even present an award by voting for the People’s Choice Orchid & Onion as part of the program. To learn more, visit www.orchidsandonions.org.

About SDAF

The San Diego Architectural Foundation (SDAF) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with the mission to educate and promote outstanding architecture, landscape, interior, and urban design to improve the quality of life for all San Diegans. SDAF sponsors public programs throughout the year, including youth programs, architectural tours and social events.

To learn more about SDAF, visit www.sdarchitecture.org

Media contact:
Alicia Griffiths
PR representative
951 404 8349
Alicia.gonzales@gmail.com

SOCIAL POSTS:

Below are several social posts and images which are offered as suggestions to help promote nominations for this year’s awards across your relevant social channels.

For social media images please visit https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1PmYyVVGc5Ij7QWLaXs91PfBGqbGih0Bw?usp=sharing for images that can be used on your social channels to help make the process even easier!

Instagram

It’s time to nominate the best and worst in San Diego’s architecture! The 44th annual #OrchidsandOnions2020 is approaching, and needs your input. Nominate projects at http://www.orchidsandonions.org now through July 10, and follow @SDarchitecture for more info

Twitter

It’s time to nominate the best and worst in San Diego’s architecture! The 44th annual #OrchidsandOnions2020 is approaching, and needs your input. Nominate projects at http://www.orchidsandonions.org now through July 10, and follow @SDAFinfo for more details

Facebook

It’s time to nominate the best and worst in San Diego’s architecture! The 44th annual #OrchidsandOnions2020 is approaching, and needs your input. Nominate projects at http://www.orchidsandonions.org now through July 10, and follow @SDAFinfo for more details

LinkedIn

It’s time to nominate the best and worst in San Diego’s architecture! The 44th annual #OrchidsandOnions2020 is approaching, and needs your input. Nominate projects at http://www.orchidsandonions.org now through July 10, and follow San Diego Architectural Foundation for more info

 

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