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2021 Orchids & Onions Awards Ceremony

The 45th annual Orchids & Onions Awards Gala was held at the Park & Market Plaza on October 21, 2021. Want to look at the winning projects in person? Use our app to take a self-guided tour! Download Archimaps for free: For Android | For iOS

The Orchid Winners

High Tech High Mesa Architecture
UCSD North Torrey Pines Living & Learning Neighborhood Architecture
San Diego Fire Station 50 Architecture
The Link Architecture
Lift Landscape Architecture
Barnes & Thornburg Interiors
Realm of the 52 Remedies Interiors
THE MAP of the Grand Canyons of La Jolla™ Misc. Art
Park & Market Urban Design
Remmen Building Rehabilitation Historic Preservation
Top Gun/Graves House Restoration Historic Preservation
UCSD North Torrey Pines Living & Learning Neighborhood Teen Jury Award
Mater Dei Catholic Church People’s Choice

The Onion Winners

Southwestern College Demolition Historic Preservation
West Mesa Bathrooms Historic Preservation
Stadium Demolition (SDCCU/Qualcomm/Jack Murphy Stadium)
 Historic Preservation


Planning Committee

John Martinez: Chair
Anne Militante
Jim Brady
Ian Patzke
Roger Showley
Pauly De Bartolo
Nadine Viola



Rachelle-Domingo Rogers: Owner/Designer, Arch5 Design Studio
Gemma Hsiueh: Architect and Principal, RNT Architects
Matthew Winter: Director, LPA Studios
Katinka Read: Project Manager, Ryan Companies
Jeff Svitak: Owner, Jeff Svitak Inc.
Neil Hadley: Owner, landLAB
Dave Adey: Professor of Art & Design, Point Loma Nazarene University
Lucy Campbell: Librarian, NewSchool of Architecture & Design


Teen Jury

Rory Long
Ilan Jinich
Hannah Tison
Caylee Pierce
Richard Santineau-Wager
Rian Buess
Simone Shupper
Sabah Wahab

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