In San Diego Architecture, Orchids Outweigh Onions
Monday, October 8, 2018
Laura Warner, architect and chair, San Diego Architectural Foundation's Orchids & Onions awards
Ben Dalton, architect and vice-chair, San Diego Architectural Foundation's Orchids & Onions awards
Of 118 projects nominated for the 2018 awards by the public, fourteen were awarded orchids for good design by the jury, including the new superior court building in downtown San Diego and Oceanside High School's Performing Arts Center.
Just four Onions for poor design were awarded, including The Park in Bankers Hill and Eitol, a rental building and gathering place for the LGBT community in Hillcrest. Eitol was also nominated for an Orchid, but didn't win.
Laura Warner, architect and design partner, for CityWorks and chair of the 2018 Orchids & Onions awards, and Ben Dalton, architect with Miller-Hull Partnership and vice-chair of the event, talk about the awards and how they shape discussion and appreciation of San Diego design on Midday Edition.
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