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Orchids and Onions Awards Ceremoney

Be sure to join us for the Orchids & Onions Awards Ceremony and Silent Auction on on November 12 at On Broadway Event Center! Join us for the announcement of 2009's Orchids & Onions, and learn what The Jury and The People (that's YOU!) think makes San Diego blossom - or stink! Click here for tickets!

Orchids & Onions People's Choice Polls are open!

Vote now! We want to know what you think makes San Diego blossom -
or stink! Click here to cast your ballot, and be sure to join us for the Orchids & Onions Awards Ceremony and Silent Auction on on November 12 at On Broadway Event Center!

San Diego Council of Design Professionals and SDAF
present urban theorist Leon Krier.

Krier's appearance will be held on Tuesday, November 10 at 6:30 PM at Balboa Park's Museum of Photographic Arts Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theater. RSVPrequired and tickets are $10 for the general public and free to members of the SDCDP and SDAF. A private receptionfor SDCDP and SDAF members will follow the lecture. To RSVP please contact Howard Blackson at 619.955.2559

Catch a great homage to a great.

Give a listen to Los Angeles NPR station KCRW's tribute to the brilliant architectural photographer Julius Shulman.

Curious about Pecha Kucha Night? Learn a little by watching this great video - then have a look at San Diego's presence on the International Pecha Kucha Night website. Next - be sure join us up close and personal for the next 20x20 experience on October 20!

Homer Delawie (1927 - 2009)

“The great thing about architecture,

is getting to know everything about the client”
- Homer Delawie, September 2002

Read more about this legendary architect's life and work at

Modern San

Architects! Your membership contribution will be matched dollar for dollar! Learn more about the 100% Match Challenge.

Become a 2009 Orchids & Onions Sponsor!

Click here to visit the Orchids & Onions site, read the latest blog post, see and comment on this year's crop, and nominate something! We always want to hear from you. Keep those nominations rolling in, keep the conversation going, and contribute to the cultivation of the finest San Diego imaginable.

This year the SDAF will also be hosting a Silent Auction as part of the pre-ceremony festivities. Click the links to learn more or to donate something!

2009 Orchids & Onions Sponsors





Did you know that a Podcast tour of downtown San Diego is now available?

Want to learn more about San Diego's downtown architecture? Pop your iPod earbuds in and enjoy a 60-minute leisurely stroll through historic downtown. Click here for details.

San Diego Architecture featured on YouTube!

Architect, author and SDAF board member David Marshall has created and uploaded a dozen short videos featuring San Diego architecture, design and history. The videos include historic postcard slide shows of Balboa Park and the Hotel Del Coronado. The site also features architecture-related video clips from Ken Kramer's About San Diego, and San Diego Insider.
Click here to view the videos.

Friends of San Diego Architecture is celebrating its 23rd year of lectures on architecture, design and the built environment. Meetings are held on the third Saturday of the month (except in the summer) at the NewSchool of Architecture & Design in Downtown San Diego (1249 F Street, Get Directions). Program time is 9:30 a.m.

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