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Early Bird Tickets on Sale Now for San Diego Architectural Foundation’s Orchids & Onions

Orchids and Onions Awards Program takes place October 13, 2016

San Diego County CA— The San Diego Architectural Foundation (SDAF) is now selling early bird tickets for its annual Orchids & Onions awards ceremony. Each year, SDAF recognizes the best (and worst) in architectural design, form and function at the awards ceremony. Over 160 nominations in various categories have been submitted and are currently featured on the Orchids & Onions website. Early bird ticket pricing is available for the first 150 tickets sold.

The 2016 Orchids & Onions Awards Ceremony, sponsored by NewSchool of Architecture + Design, will be held on October 13th at Horton Plaza Park and Spreckels Theatre starting at 5 p.m. Attendees will enjoy cocktails by Snake Oil Cocktail Company, food by Home Kitchen Culture, and a celebration of 40 years of growth and development in San Diego.

Produced by Breadtruck Films and sponsored by The Shiley Foundation, a special film will premiere at the awards ceremony that will look back on the past 40 years of Orchids & Onions.
“This event will be a meeting of the past and present, remembering some past awardees and jury members, and a look toward where development in San Diego is going,” said Perriann Hodges, SDAF Director, 2016 Orchids & Onions Program Co-Chair and Designer at Studio E Architects.

“We expect tickets to go fast this year with the special celebration of 40 years of Orchids & Onions,” said Lauren Kim, 2016 Orchids & Onions Program Co-Chair and Architect at Studio E Architects. “The public involvement in our awards program and on our interactive website has been at an all-time high and we continue to encourage the public to view and comment on their favorite projects before ‘People’s Choice’ voting opens on September 1st.” Click [here] to see the full list of Peoples Choice nominees

Ticket pricing:

  • General Admission (Reception + Ceremony): Early Bird: $85 Regular: $105
  • Non-members can upgrade to VIP for an additional $40 and will receive a one-year SDAF membership. Current SDAF members are automatically VIP.
  • Ceremony Only Ticket: $20

Ticket Benefits:

  • Members Only VIP Benefits
    • VIP access at 5:00 p.m.
    • Tray pass appetizers
    • Food from Home Kitchen Culture
    • Cocktails from Snake Oil Cocktail Company
    • Uber code to be chauffeured to the venue in style
    • US Grant Hotel reservation discount
    • Mingle with our 2016 Jury Panel
    • First access to furniture provided by Hold It Contemporary Home
    • Preferred seating at the Awards Ceremony
    • Sponsorship “Thank You” Tote
  • General Admission Benefits
    • Entry at 6:00 p.m.
    • Food from Home Kitchen Culture
    • Beer and wine
    • Furniture provided by Hold It Contemporary Home
    • Preferred seating at the Awards Ceremony
    • Sponsorship “Thank You” Tote
  • Ceremony Only Benefits
    • Entry at 8:00 p.m.
    • Access to Awards Ceremony
    • Sponsorship “Thank You” Tote

Tickets can be purchased at orchidsandonions.org. This year, SDAF is featuring a one-of-a-kind SDAF published book documenting awardees from the past 40 years. This celebration book, sponsored by BuiltCulture, can be purchased pre-sale with tickets on the ticket website beginning September 1st.

“People’s Choice” voting opens on September 1st and goes through September 15th. The public can vote for their favorite Orchids & Onion online at orchidsandonions.org, at various voting booths in farmers markets throughout the San Diego region, as well as at the “People’s Choice” Event at the Quartyard on September 15th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This event is free to the public with food and beverages available for purchase.


About Orchids & Onions

Orchids & Onions is a fundraising program of the San Diego Architectural Foundation; an independent 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to education and the promotion of outstanding architecture, planning and urban design throughout the San Diego region. The objective of Orchids & Onions is to raise awareness, and encourage practical discourse about our environment, thereby effecting positive change and more thoughtful design. Orchids & Onions affords all San Diegans an opportunity to nominate what they believe deserves praise or critique, comment on all nominations, and even present an award by voting for the People’s Choice Orchid & Onion as part of the program. To learn more, please visit orchidsandonions.org.