Archive: 2015 Awards

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2015 Orchids & Onions Awards Ceremony

The 2015 Orchids & Onions Awards Ceremony was held on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at the San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park. The ceremony was emceed by Sam “The Cooking Guy” Zien.

The Orchid Winners

California Tower Lookout Grand Orchid
Balboa Park
Owner, San Diego Museum of Man; designer: Architectural Resources Group

Qualcomm AZ Building People’s Grand Orchid
10001 Pacific Heights Blvd.
Owner, Qualcomm; designer, BNIM Architects

Theta Chi Fraternity House People’s Choice Onion
5505 Lindo Paseo, San Diego
Owner, Theta Chi; designer, NOAA Group

Kettner Exchange Orchid for Architecture
2001 Kettner Blvd., San Diego
Owner, SDCM; designer, Bluemotif Architecture

The Quad Orchid for Architecture
200 E. Barham Drive, San Marcos
Owner, Urban Villages San Marcos; designer, Safdie Rabines Architects

San Ysidro port of Entry Orchid for Architecture
720 E. San Ysidro Blvd., San Diego
Owner, U.S. General Services Administration; designer, Miller Hull Partnership

J. Craig Venter Institute Orchid for Architecture
4120 Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla
Owner, J. Craig Venter Institute; designer, ZGF Architects

Sofia Lofts Orchid for Architecture
Owner-designer, Nakhshab Development and Design

Mesa College Math & Science Building Orchid for Landscape Architecture
7250 Mesa College Drive, San Diego
Owner, San Diego Community College District; designer: Wimmer Yamada and Caughey

The Patio on Goldfinch Orchid for Interior Design
4020 Goldfinch St., San Diego
Owners, Carleton Management, American National Investments, the Patio Restaurant Group; designers, Tecture, Lahaina Architects, Sustainability Matters, Urbane Boheme, Oo-D-A Design

UnderBelly North Park Orchid for Interior Design
3000 Upas St., San Diego
Owner, Consortium Holdings; designer, Basile Studio

Quartyard Orchid for Miscellaneous
1102 Market St., San Diego
Owner, RAD Lab; designer, RAD Lab

Smarts Farm Orchid for Miscellaneous
1504 F St., San Diego
Owner and designer, Humane Smarts

The Onion Winners

Pier South Resort Onion for Architecture
800 Seacoast Drive, Imperial Beach
Owner, Pacifica Companies; designer, Durrall Design Consultants

Ballast Point gate and bars Onion for Miscellaneous
2215 India St., San Diego
Owner, Ballast Point Brewers; gate designer unknown

Bargarten Onion for Interior Design
551 J St., San Diego
Owner, unknown; designer, Lark Design

Lincoln Apartments Onion for Architecture
1410 Lincoln Ave., San Diego
Owner, Amir Aghassi; designer, Abe Toussi.

The Core Organizing Committee

Craig Howard: Chair
Yolanda Campbell: Marketing Chair
Pauly De Bartolo: Jury Liaison
Darren Bradley: Lead Photographer

The Organizing Commitee

Lucy Campbell
Bethany DeWitt
Sonja Helton
Taylor McGrady
Tom Quaas
Jose Villamizar
Laura Duhachek
Daniela Hess

Hannah Hobbs
Kate Johnson
Erin Minnaugh
Brandon Nash
Katinka Read
Mikaela Rosvall
Steve Spence
Danielle Zhang

The Jury

Gordon Carrier Janene Christopher James Denton Nick Ferracone Heath Fox Ginger Hitzke John Oliver Lewis Glen Schmidt, FASLA

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