Archive: 2017 Awards

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2017 Orchids & Onions Awards Ceremony

The 2017 Orchids & Onions Awards Ceremony was held on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at the historic US Grant Hotel. The ceremony was emceed by Sam “The Cooking Guy” Zien.

The Orchid Winners

Celadon on 9th & Broadway Grand Orchid
Imperial Beach Public Library People’s Choice Orchid
National City Aquatic Center Architecture
The Duke Architecture
UCSD Jacobs Medical Center Architecture
UCSD Altman Clinical & Transitional Research Institute Architecture
Patrick Henry High School PHAME Building Architecture
Quonset Project Architecture
The Summit at Rancho Bernardo Landscape Architecture
Civita Park Phase 1 Landscape Architecture
Charles Lewis III Memorial Park Landscape Architecture
Tacos Libertad + Cache Interior Design
Hotel Churchill Historic Preservation
Liberty Station ARTS District Adaptive Reuse
Cypress Public & Ornamentation

The Onion Winners

San Diego International Airport Car Rental Facility People’s Choice Onion
The Vue on 5th Architecture
Washman Car Wash Architecture
Starbucks Urban Planning

Core Organizing Committee

Pauly De Bartolo, Craig Howard, Laura Warner, Margit Whitlock, and Gitte Russo: Chairs
Laura Duhachek: Graphics Chair
Ian Patzke: Lead Photographer


studio MAHA
Mike Torrey Photography
Andy McRory Photography
Darren Bradley Photography
Brandon Means


Doug Austin
Randy Van Vleck
Marvin Malecha, FAIA
Leigh Kyle
Laura Ducharme Conboy
Kristine Schnell
Jeana Renger
Jair Cortez


Yolanda Campbell
Maria Caneja
Melissa Clark
Brenda Cote
Anne Militante
Zubin Patrawala
Jessica Schwartz
Joniene Swick

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