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Oceanside Performing Arts Center Design a Winner at 2018 Orchids & Onions Awards


San Diego CA— The San Diego Architectural Foundation celebrated its 42nd annual Orchids & Onions Awards Ceremony at the historic US Grant Hotel on October 4, 2018.
The ceremony was emceed by Assembly-member Todd Gloria, announcing winners (and losers) from the 118 nominations received in various categories.
The purpose of the program is to raise public awareness and appreciation for the design and development of projects that both inspire and improve the quality of San Diego’s built environment.

Orchid – Architecture

  • Oceanside Performing Arts Center (Architect/Designer: Jennette La Quire – HED)
  • Superior Court of California – San Diego (Architect/Designer: Javier Arizmendi – SOM
  • Brandon-Beaver Building Renovation (Architect/Designer: domusstudio architecture)
  • Del Mar: Civic Center and Town Hall (Architect/Designer: Mike Jobes – The Miller Hull Partnership)
  • Bayside Fire Station #2 (Architect/Designer: Rob Wellington Quigley, FAIA)

Onion – Architecture

  • The Park Mixed Use – Bankers Hill (Architect/Designer: DIALOG)
  • WaterPoint Multi-Family Residences – Point Loma (Architect/Designer: Not Submitted)
  • Fire Station #22: Point Loma (Architect/Designer: Not Submitted)

Orchid – Landscape Architecture

  • Africa Rocks! at the San Diego Zoo (Architect/Designer: Quince Farm Studio and ELM Environments in  conjunction with The Miller Hull Partnership)

Orchid – Urban Design

  • IDEA 1 Mixed Use Project (Architect/Designer: Ben Dalton – The Miller Hull Partnership)
  • SR-15 Visions Project: Teralta Park, Centerline Transit Stations, and Commuter Bikeway  Architect/Designer: Jim Bliesner, Mike Singleton, Stephen Alvarez, Fu Sun, Mike Stepner, Steve Russell, Maria Cortez)
  • City Heights Canyons Loop Trail (Architect/Designer: San Diego Canyonlands, Community Members, City Heights Open Space Department)

Orchid – Interior Design

  • Nolita Hall Restaurant – Little Italy  (Architect/Designer: Tecture)
  • Born and Raised Restaurant  (Architect/Designer: Paul Basile/BASILE Studio)

Orchid – Public Art

  •  San Diego International Airport: Terminal 2 Parking Plaza  (Artist: Artist: Mark Reigelman)

Orchid – Sculptural Art

  • Lyle and Grace Prescott Memorial Prayer Chapel, Point Loma Nazarene University  (Architect/Designer: Carrier Johnson + CULTURE)

Orchid – Miscellaneous (Place Making)

  • Old Town Market Makeover: National City (Architect/Designer: Large collaboration including – A Reason to Survive (ARTS); BrightSide Produce San Diego and the Sage Project, two programs from Center for Regional Sustainability at San Diego State University; Spurlock Landscape Architects; the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency; the Live Well Community Market Program; the City of National City  representatives and their Together We Can! Program; and the store owner.

Orchid – Miscellaneous (Public Art)

  • Pacific Gate – Public Art and Plaza: Downtown San Diego  (Architect/Designer: Not Submitted (Owner –  BOSA)

Orchid – People’s Choice

  • Brandon-Beaver Building Renovation (Architect/Designer: domusstudio architecture)

Onion – People’s Choice

  • Eitol Multi-Family Residential – Hillcrest (Architect/Designer: Foundation For Form
Title Sponsor
  • NewSchool of Architecture & Design
Category Sponsor
  • BWE
  • Miller Hull
  • KPFF
  • PGAL
  • American Natl Investments
  • Port of SD
  • Jerry Shonkwiler
  • HMT
  • Suffolk
  • DCI
  • Affiliate Sponsor
  • Gensler
  • Cavignac
  • Bycor
  • ACI/Architectural Concepts
  • TLE
  • Brady Architectural Photography
  • Dal-Tile
  • Biscayne Hospitality
  • ASLA
  • Hensel Phelps
  • Emser Tile

About Orchids & Onions

Orchids & Onions is a fundraising program of the San Diego Architectural Foundation, an independent 501c3 nonprofit 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 the 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, visit

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Oceanside Performing Arts Center Design a Winner at 2018 Orchids & Onions Awards