1995 Orchids & Onions Awards
For Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Interior Design
1995 ORCHIDS & ONIONS CONTEST THEME: "LOVE THY NEIGHBORHOOD"
The nonprofit Orchids & Onions program is celebrating its
20th year of community consciousness-raising to encourage quality
design and sensitive urban planning. Some of this year's awards
went to projects that help (or failed to help) disadvantaged people
in the access to public buildings.. The jury also rewarded historic
Proceeds from the 1995 program went to benefit the Tijuana-San
Diego chapter of Habitat for Humanity, an international group
that helps poor people build their own homes. $15,000 was raised.
The 1995 Jury:
Michele Caputo: San Diego State University student and
member of the city of San Diego Mayor's Subcommittee on Removing
Helen Duffy: Mission Beach activist and Mission Bay Park
Joan FitzSimmons: President, Community Heights Development
Helen-Maria Erawan Ofield: Lemon Grove activist and preservationist.
Andrea Skorepa: Executive Director, Casa Familiar - San
David Swarens: President, Sherman Heights Community Center,
and former president of Save Our Heritage Organization.
Master of Ceremonies for this year's awards event: Neil Morgan:
Senior Editor of the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Orchids & Onions chariman: Thomas Anglewicz, AIA
The Grand Orchid:
South Chula Vista Library, for architecture, disabled accessibility,
graphics and signage, interiors, landscape architecture, lighting,
- The Ayres Group office, Symphony Towers, San Diego,
for interiors and lighting.
- Balboa Park Club, Balboa
Park, San Diego, for historic
preservation: architecture and interiors.
- Batiquitos Lagoon enhancement, Carlsbad, for environmental
- Campina Court Apartments, La Mesa, for architecture,
disabled accessibility and planning.
- New Carlsbad Village transit station, Carlsbad, for
- Cedros Design District, Solana Beach, for planning.
- City Heights Tower, San Diego, for public art.
- Del Mar Highlands Town Center, Del Mar, for landscape
- Horton Fourth Avenue apartments, San Diego, for architecture.
- Lowenstein Building (housing
Bob Johnstons's Sports Palace), Gaslamp
Quarter, San Diego, for
historic preservation: facade.
- Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor and Interpretive Center,
San Diego, for architecture, disabled accessibility, environmental
planning, graphics and signage and landscape architecture.
- Sanitarium arch, Paradise Valley Hospital, National
City, for historic preservation: historic treatment of a landscape
- Sportsfishing basin at America's Cup Harbor, Point
Loma, San Diego, for graphics and signage and lighting.
- Tecolote Shores tot lot, Mission Bay Park, San Diego,
- Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center, Imperial Beach, for
architecture, environmental planning an landscape architecture.
- Transitional Housing and Women's Center, Oceanside,
- Vermont Street bridge, Hillcrest/University Heights,
San Diego, for public art and planning.
- East County Square habitat conservation project, Lakeside,
for environmental planning.
- Washington Street median, Mission Hills, San Diego,
for landscape architecture.
Poinsettia Coaster station, Carlsbad, for architecture,
disabled accessibility, environmental planning, graphics and signage
and landscape architecture.
- California Center for the Arts, Escondido, for disabled
accessibility: lack of integrated accessibility.
- Gaslamp Quarter sign implementation,
San Diego, for graphics and signage, sign regulations.
- Georgia Street bridge, North Park, San Diego, for historic
preservation: proposed demolition of a 1914 historic landmark.
- Hillsdale Middle School, El Cajon, for architecture
- Sidewalk portable toilets for the homeless, San Diego,
- La Jolla Village Square renovation, San Diego, for
graphics and signage and interiors.
- Planet Hollywood, Horton Plaza,
San Diego, for architecture, graphics and signage.
- Pink stucco buildings, 2878 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego,
- San Diego Unified Port district's non-controversial public-art
policy, San Diego, for art in public places.
- Maryland Street Senior Housing Renovation, University
Heights, San Diego, for lighting and planning.
- Seaside Day Use Park, South Cardiff State Beach, Cardiff,
for environmental planning and landscape architecture.
VILLAGE GREEN AWARDS:
For Neighborhood Programs -
- Carlsbad Village Streetscape Project
- Mission Avenue Median Improvements, San Diego, University
- Park Boulevard Streetscape Program, San Diego, University
- Community of Azalea Park
For Neighborhood Landmarks -
- Lemon Grove "Lemon" monument.
For Educational Programs -
- North Park Historic Bungalow Tour Hosted by the ASID Student
Chapter of the San Diego Design Institute.
- Neighborhood History Days Hosted by the California Council
for the Humanities. Program highlighted San Diego
Diego Little Italy, and San Ysidro.
FERTILE FIELDS AWARDS FOR PLANNING PROGRAMS
- Mission Bay Park Master Plan Process, San Diego
- Bay-to-Bay Planning Process, city of San Diego
- City of San Diego Livable Neighborhoods Program
SCORCHED EARTH AWARDS FOR PLANNING PROGRAMS
Other San Diego Web pages:
- Gaslamp Quarter --"The
Historic Heart of San Diego". A short walk from the San Diego
Convention Center, fine restaurants, clubs, galleries and shops.
Includes a "virtual" tour.....photos and text help you
plan your visit to San Diego's downtown area.
- Seaport Village -- Over
50 fine restaurants and shops along San Deigo's sparkling bay.
Just a short walk from the San Diego Convention Center.
- Horton Plaza -- 140 stores,
restaurants in a 7-level, 6 1/2 city block mall that is a total
delight to visit.
For a complete listing of other sources of information on San
Diego news, events, restaurants, clubs, shops, hotels, try the
latest edition of the HomeTown Free-PressSM
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