Alila Marea Featured in Hospitality Design as Best of 2021

Alila Marea Beach Resort is a January feature in Hospitality Design Magazine as “Best of 2021”, selected by HD as one of 30 hotels from around the world that showcase the best hospitality has to offer.  Developed by JMI Realty and Fenway Capital Advisors, JWDA Architects provided full architectural services on the project with MARKZEFF […] Learn More

Momentous Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Held for St. Teresa of Calcutta Villa Supportive Housing

The San Diego community at large joined forces on Thursday to celebrate the ceremonial ribbon-cutting for St. Teresa of Calcutta Villa.  A long list of project sponsors, stakeholders, neighbors and city and state leadership attended and gave praise to the project, with the celebration covered by local and state news outlets and social media.   Three […] Learn More


Alila Marea Beach Resort is a November feature in Interior Design (ID) Magazine and was selected by ID as a “Best of Year 2021” Honoree. Mark Zeff served as Interior Designer on the project with JWDA providing full architectural services. Alila Marea debuted in early 2021 on San Diego’s North County coast as the Hyatt […] Learn More

Joseph Wong Honored by San Diego Chinese Historical Museum

Our Founder & President, Joseph O. Wong, FAIA was recently honored by the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum (SDCHM) for his career and lifelong commitments to the museum and greater San Diego community. The SDCHM serves as a cultural and community center for the city of San Diego.  Early in his career, Joseph Wong led […] Learn More

JWDA Receives Top Design Awards for The Conrad

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center has been awarded the 2019 People’s Choice Orchid and ENR California’s Best Project Award.  A heartfelt thank you to our community, friends and colleagues for this distinction. JWDA is the Architect of Record and collaborated with Cambridge, MA based Epstein Joslin Architects.  The $82 million development is located at […] Learn More


JWDA is excited to collaborate with Epstein Joslin Architects (EJA) on the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center for La Jolla Music Society.  The proposed 500-seat concert hall includes a 140-seat cabaret/multipurpose space, rehearsal rooms, a café, and an open courtyard.  The $76 million development is located at 7600 Fay Avenue in La Jolla, between Pearl Avenue […] Learn More

Alpha Square Receives 2016 Development of the Year Distinction

“Big Project, big heart.” Alpha Square Affordable Apartments was honored in Our City San Diego as one of six projects recognized as the “2016 Development of the Year.” The $47.6-million project is a catalyst for change in the downtown community, combining the efforts of many to address the problem of homelessness.  The San Diego Housing Commission, the […] Learn More

NEVP Phase 1 receives 2015 AIASD Urban Design Honor Award and “Divine Details” Distinction

The North Embarcadero Visionary Plan (NEVP) Phase 1 project has received the 2015 San Diego AIA Urban Design Honor Award and Divine Detail Award.  JWDA shares this distinction with an esteemed list of designers, consultants and city entities. Following a highly collaborative public engagement process with over 20 public workshops, the design and ownership teams […] Learn More

north embarcadero visionary plan project receives CMAA and ASCE Design awards

The North Embarcadero Visionary Plan (NEVP) project has received awards from the San Diego chapters of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).   From ASCE, the NEVP project was awarded “Outstanding Project” in the Urban or Land Development Category. The 105-foot wide esplanade includes formal gardens, […] Learn More