Civita Park
The amphitheater at Civita Park. Photo by Schmidt Design Group

The San Diego Architectural Foundation has honored Civita Park with an “Orchid” award for design excellence during the annual Orchids & Onions ceremony at the U.S. Grant Hotel.

The 14.3-acre City of San Diego neighborhood park, which officially opened in April, was designed by Schmidt Design Group, built by Hazard Construction Company, and developed by Sudberry Properties, master developer of the Civita community.

Highlights of the park include an outdoor amphitheater, community garden, open fields, half-court basketball courts, interactive water feature, gardens, game area, and Military Tribute surrounding a 100-foot-tall flagpole and American flag.

“The Orchids & Onions winners are selected by a panel of top design professional with input from the entire community,” said Marco Sessa, senior vice president of Sudberry. “We couldn’t be more honored.”

Civita is being developed on the site of an old sand and gravel quarry. The 230-acre urban village will ultimately have 4,780 homes and apartments, 480,000 square feet for a retail center and 420,000 square feet for offices.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.