OB’s “Comfort Station” Could Make the Onions and Orchids Contest List

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in Culture, Environment, Ocean Beach

In Roger Showley’s article today on the upcoming annual Onions and Orchids list, he says this about the Brighton Avenue “comfort station” on the beach:

On the Orchid side, architect Kevin deFreitas’ Ocean Beach comfort station design got a plug as “really cool… a fun little project that clearly reflects the values and character of the OB community: bohemian, artistic, environmentally sensitive, all while encapsulating the super laid-back beach town vibe.

By Roger Showley / U-T San Diego / August 9, 2012

Is an Ocean Beach bathroom the best development of 2012?

 Is a Shelter Island sign the worst?

 The annual Orchids & Onions contest is under way to crown great design and stuff that stinks. But you have only until Wednesday, Aug. 15, to have your say.

That’s when nominations close for the program sponsored by the San Diego Architectural Foundation. The results, as reached by a jury of experts, are to be announced in October.

 The program has been a local tradition since the 1970s and is thought to be among the last nationally that involve kudos as well as kicks-in-the-pants to architects, landscape architects, urban planners and other makers of our “built environment.” (The natural environment can take care of itself until people come along and mess it up.)

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