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The nomination of the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union highlights its sustainable design, mission revival architecture and an abundance of student space. The nomination of the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union highlights its sustainable design, mission revival architecture and an abundance of student space.
 


Student Union Nominated for Architecture Award

The Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union is nominated for a People’s Choice Orchid Award.
By Alyson Faucett
 

The Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union has caused a stir in the world of architecture and design since its unveiling in January 2014. With an award for Best Overall Sustainable Design and the promise of LEED Platinum Certification, the student union has now been nominated for a People’s Choice Orchid Award.

“The Orchid Award is a celebration of outstanding design in San Diego,” said Robert Schulz, assistant vice president of real estate, planning and development at San Diego State University. “We are very proud of the way the student union fits into the San Diego State campus.”

The Orchids & Onions project is an educational and fundraising program of the San Diego Architectural Foundation. Each year, the public is encouraged to submit their suggestions for the best San Diego has to offer in a variety of design related categories.

Each submission is taken into consideration by a panel of experts which determines the final list of nominations. The nomination of the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union highlights its sustainable design, mission revival architecture and an abundance of student space.

“It is so exciting to see the union gain support and attention from not only SDSU students, but also the San Diego community as a whole,” said Associated Students President, J. Cole. “I encourage everyone to take the time to vote so that the union can be recognized for its incredible architectural achievements.”

To cast your vote for the student union in the people's choice category, visit the Orchids & Onions website. The awards ceremony will be held on Oct. 2 at the San Diego Air and Space Museum.