Archive: 2018 Awards

Archive | 2018

2018 Orchids & Onions Awards Ceremony

The 2018 Orchids & Onions Awards Ceremony was held on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at the historic US Grant Hotel. The ceremony was emceed by State Assembly Member Todd Gloria.

The Orchid Winners

Brandon-Beaver Building Renovation People’s Choice Orchid
Brandon-Beaver Building Renovation Architecture
Del Mar Civic Hall & Town Hall Architecture
Bayside Fire Station #2 Architecture
Oceanside High School Performing Arts Center Architecture
Superior Court of California – San Diego Architecture
Born and Raised Steak House Interior Design
Nolita Hall Interior Design
Africa Rocks! San Diego Zoo Landscape Architecture
Old Town Market Makeover: National City Placemaking
Pacific Gate Plaza Sculpture Public Art
San Diego International Airport: Parking Plaza Art Public Art
Lyle & Grace Prescott Memorial Prayer Chapel at Point Loma Nazarene University Sculpture
City Heights Canyons Loop Trail Urban Design
IDEA 1 Urban Design
SR-15 Visions Project: Teralta Park Centerline Transit Stations and Commuter Bikeway Urban Design

The Onion Winners

The Eitol People’s Choice Onion
Fire Station #22 Point Loma Architecture
Water PointMulti-Family Residences Architecture
The Park Mixed-Use Architecture

Planning Committee

Laura Warner: Chair
Ben Dalton: Vice Chair
Anne Militante: Logistics
Jim Brady: Sponsorship Lead
Carmen Vann: Sponsorship
John Martinez: Media
Brandon Nash: Sponsorship
Kurt Stolle: Content


Ian Patzke: Lead Photographer
Jim Brady: Architectural Photography
Maha Comianos: Architectural Photography
Eddie Osuna: Gala Photography
Chalsey Falk: Gala Photography


Jennifer Ayala: Architect, Nexus Planning and Research
Jorge Gracia: Architect, Gracia Studio
Roxanna Kreisler: Architect, SGPA Architecture & Planning
James Watts: Artist
Andrew Malick: Director, Malick Infill Development
Mary Michaelson: Interior Designer, IIDA, CID, NICIDQ, Hollander Design Group
JT Barr: Partner & Principal, Schmidt Design Group
Amelia Capron: Project Manager, Spurlock Landscape
Jason Anderson: CEO, Cleantech

Gala Volunteers

Tina Angeles
Susie Burgin
Suvin Choi
Maria Coleman
Brenda Cote
Jonathan Gonzalez

Jenn Montgomery
Michael Palmore
Onofrio Prinzivalli
Erika SaldaƱa
Jennie Sullins

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