$200 Million Azuriik Apartment Tower to start Construction Later this Year


Azuriik is a new publicly funded affordable housing project located on Roosevelt Avenue and East 2nd Street in National City, a neighborhood 10 miles south of downtown San Diego.  JWDA was retained by Mirka Investments in partnership with the Metropolitan Area Advisory Committee (MAAC) to provide full architectural services on the project.  See 2023-0306 San Diego Business Journal for more info.

At 22 stories, the project will be one of the tallest buildings in south county, with high visibility from the surrounding Interstate 5 and marina.  Azuriik is geared towards families with annual incomes from 30% to 80% of the area median income.  Amenities include an onsite daycare center, a business center, community rooms and several outdoor terraces.  Construction for Azuriik is planned for late 2023 with anticipated completion in 2025.

The 400-unit development is primarily clad in curtain wall and metal panel.  Paneling color and orientation is designed to accentuate the approximate 240 foot building height and features building projections and roof overhangs.

The JWDA team is led by Joseph Wong, FAIA; Matthew Geaman, AIA, LEED AP; David Priest, AIA; Sophia Del Mar English, Assoc. NOMA; Adrienne Westlund; Marcella Italiano; and Zimo Ren.


Design Team:

Owner/Developer: MAAC in partnership with Mirka Investments, LLC

Owner Rep: Boretto + Merrill Consulting, LCC

GC: Suffolk

Architect: JWDA Architects

Structural: DCI

MPE: Robison Engineering

Landscape Architect: Schmidt Design Group

Interior Design: Design Line Interiors