2020 Awards

2020 Orchids & Onions Awards Ceremony

The 44th annual Orchids & Onions Awards Gala was held online on October 1, 2020 in partnership with Every.org. Announcer Marti Krane led us in celebrating the good and calling out the bad. In partnership with SD-NOMA, we raised funds to create a scholarship for a local architecture student of color. And for the first time ever, we voted for the People’s Choice award orchid and onion during the ceremony, with the winners announced at the end of the night.

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The Orchid Winners

Center for Novel Therapeutics Malone Grand Orchid
Center for Novel Therapeutics Teen Orchid
The Children’s Workshop People’s Choice Orchid

Canadian contractors in architecture and design

Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center Landscape Architecture
UCSD Tata Hall for the Sciences Landscape Architecture
Civita Park Phase 2 Landscape Architecture
Laundry Building at the Hotel del Coronado Historic Preservation
Guild Hotel Historic Preservation
BioLegend Campus Architecture
East County Assessor, Recorder, County Clerk (ARCC) and Archive Architecture
Louisiana Architecture
Chula Vista Fire Station No. 10 at Millenia Architecture
Mesa College Fine Arts Architecture
Fit Plunge Interior Design
Louisiana Architecture
Broadstone Makers Quarter Common Areas
 Interior Design
UCSD Mesa Housing Pedestrian Bridge Urban Planning

The Onion Winners

Apartments at 1836 Columbia Street Grand Onion
Apartments at 1836 Columbia Street Teen Onion
Lofts on Laurel People’s Choice Onion
Campland on the Bay Lease Extension Miscellaneous
Chula Vista Public Library South Branch Historic Preservation
Hampton Inn and Suites San Diego Airport Liberty Station and Townplace Suites by Marriott Architecture
BLVD North Park Apartments Architecture
Lofts on Laurel Architecture

Planning Committee

Ben Dalton: Co-Chair
John Martinez: Co-Chair
Steve Eidle: Events Manager
Anne Militante: Vice Chair
Alicia Griffiths: PR
Jim Brady: Sponsorship Lead
Brandon Nash: Jury
Roger Showley: Archimaps Lead


Ian Patzke: Lead Photographer
Jim Brady: Photographer


Adonia Akers: Project Executive, DPR
Brett Allen: Associate, VDLA Landscape Architects; President, ASLA San Diego
Dame Brown: Project Engineer, ISEC
Daniela Deutsch: Principal, Exitecture Architects; Professor, NSAD
Ione Stiegler: Partner, IS Architecture
Matthew Wells: Partner, Hanna Gabriel Wells
Rocio Gertler: Principal/Design Director, LDG Landscape Architects
Shawn Dixon: Interior Design Director, Gensler
Simon Ha: Partner, Steinberg Hart
Stacey Lankford Pennington: Founder, SLP Urban Planning
Steven Florman: Founder, Steven Florman Architecture, Art & Furniture

Teen Jury

Milo Bishop
Ella Criswell
Jaedon Daniel
Paolo Innocenzi
Ruben Martinez
Ryan Moss
Mira Madhavapeddy