Archive: 2011 Awards

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2011 Orchids & Onions Awards Ceremony

The 2011 Orchids & Onions Awards Ceremony and Silent Auction was held on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at the Westfield Horton Plaza Event Space and historic Balboa Theater in downtown San Diego. The ceremony was personably and articulately emceed by linguist Grant Barrett, co-host of NPR’s “A Way With Words.” Inspired new branding and a brilliant design team made 2011 a standout.┬áCheck out our event photos here.

The Orchid Winners

Fallbrook Library People’s Choice Orchid
Centre Street Lofts Orchid for Architecture
Craft & Commerce Grand Orchid
Thomas Jefferson School of Law Orchid for Landscape Architecture
San Dieguito River Park Headquarters Orchid for Architecture
David Kreitzer Lake Hodges Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge and Bike Path Orchid for Landscape Architecture
Art Produce Orchid for Sustainability
Snowflake Bakery Building Orchid for Historic Recognition
Meshuggah Shack Orchid for Community Intervention
Pier 32 Marina on San Diego Bay Orchid for Architecture
The Deni & Jeff Jacobs Challenged Athletes Foundation Center Orchid for Adaptive Reuse
Banker’s Hill Bar & Restaurant Orchid for Interior Transformation
Co-Merge Orchid for Adaptive Reuse

The Onion Winners

Sherman Elementary School Grand Onion
Pacific Highway Inactivity People’s Choice Onion
State Street Offices Onion for Architecture
Harbor Point Onion for Architecture
Hillcrest LED Sign Onion for Historic Preservation

The O&O A-Team

Suzanne Clemmer: Program Co-Chair
Anney Rosenthal-Hall: Program Co-Chair
Terri Beth Mitchell of Pr1ze: Branding and Graphic Design
Bells & Whistles: Set Design and Construction
Terri Beth Mitchell: Set Design and Construction
Tend Living w/Jason Lane: Set Design and Construction
Hold It Contemporary Home: Set Design and Construction
Ivana Vinski: Event Planning
Chuck Crawford & Pauly De Bartolo: Jury Liaisons
Seana Sowell & Gretchen Sorenson: Auction Organizers
Mike Torrey: Lead Photographer
Robert Gabriel Jury: Photographer & Videographer
Amy Estes: Sponsor Liaison

The Jury

Craig Abenilla
Brooke Peterson
Michael Soriano
Robert Watson
Michael Brennan
Jim Gabriel

Organizing Commitee

Homer Bernal
Darren Bradley
Patricia Burdick
Kevin Davies
Jenny Duck
Kelly Dvorak

Alex Esquibel
Bobby Falar
Avideh Haghighi
Mike Hatter
Craig Howard
Kevin Leon

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