|2012 Orchid Winner, the Ocean Beach Comfort Station, by Kevin deFreitas. Photo ©Darren Bradley|
Orchids & Onions is a great opportunity to have a dialog between architects, developers, designers, and the general public about the state of our built environment in our community.
|2012 Orchid winner, the SDG&E Innovation Center, by Hanna Gabriel Wells. Photo ©Darren Bradley|
It's also a nice chance to recognize some great work...
|2012 Orchid winner, CAR2GO Storefront and Office, by Paul Basile. Photo ©Darren Bradley|
|2011 Grand Onion recipient, Sherman Elementary School, by HMC Architects. Photo ©Darren Bradley|
Last year's event was co-chaired by Pauly de Bartolo and Ivana Vinski.
|The 2012 O&O Jury included (L to R) Nathan Lee Colkitt, Robin Wilson Carrier, Marcie Harris, Catherine Herbst, Christopher Puzio, and Gregory Strangman. Photo ©Darren Bradley|
|2012 Orchid winner, the UCSD Medical Education and Telemedicine Building by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Photo ©Darren Bradley|
So if you're local to San Diego and have seen any recent buildings or public art around town (must be within the last three years) that you feel are worth a mention as something worthy of an Orchid or an Onion, then I would encourage you to nominate it! You can do so here.
|2010 Grand Orchid winner, the UCSD Conrad Prebys Music Center by LMN Architects + Cyril Harris. |
Photo ©Darren Bradley
Personally speaking, several come to mind for both categories...
And don't forgot to comment on other nominations, and to vote for your favorites when the time comes!
|2012 Grand Orchid winner, the restoration of the murals at Chicano Park by various artists. Photo ©Darren Bradley|