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San Diego Architectural Foundation Announces the 2018 Orchids & Onions Awards Ceremony, Open Voting for the People’s Choice Award

San Diego CA— The San Diego Architectural Foundation (SDAF) will host its annual Orchids & Onions reception and awards ceremony on October 4, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The event will be held at past Orchid winner, the US Grant Hotel, located at 326 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101.

Every year, SDAF recognizes the best (and worst) in architectural design, form and function at the awards ceremony. The 2018 Orchids & Onions event will be a fun-filled, inspiring evening with food and drinks provided.

The San Diego community can participate in voting for the People’s Choice Awards, which will be announced at the awards ceremony. The public can vote for their favored Orchid and Onion online now at orchidsandonions.org through September 16, 2018. With a diverse collection, San Diegans have a wide range of projects to choose from, including buildings, parks, plazas, public art and more.

Tickets for the event are on sale now at sdaf.wildapricot.org and expected to go fast. Ticket pricing:

  • General Admission (Non-SDAF member):               $125
  • General Admission (SDAF members):                      $90
  • Ceremony Only Admission (entry at 7:45pm):       $30
  • VIP Pre-Event (Non-SDAF member):                        $145
  • VIP Pre-Event (SDAF members):                               $110

General Admission includes a reception with appetizers and drinks, as well as the awards ceremony. The VIP Pre-Event will include all general admission fun and extra perks, including an extended social hour with the most influential SDAF supporters, a chance to meet the jurors who judged this year’s winners (and losers), an event-themed signature cocktail and much more.


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. The NewSchool of Architecture & Design along with other SDAF supporters sponsors the 2017 program. To learn more, please visit http://www.orchidsandonions.org/.