St. Teresa Supportive Housing Tower in East Village Opens for Homeless

St. Teresa of Calcutta Villas opened its doors this month to an estimated 500 people.  The $148 million permanent housing development is a part of Father Joe’s Villages’ (FJV) “Turning the Key” initiative to bring 2,000 affordable housing units to San Diego in an effort to solve homelessness.  Turning the Key will be funded through […] Learn More

Columba Affordable Multi-family Housing Development Receives City of Chula Vista Approval

Columba Apartments is a new affordable housing development in the Millenia Community of the Otay Ranch area.  Earlier this month, Columba was given final financial approval by the Chula Vista City Council and the city’s Housing Authority. This 5-story, 200-unit multi-family development is comprised of two apartment buildings and separate 3-story parking structure.  All of […] Learn More


San Diego Business Journal’s Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Awards showcase the most notable commercial real estate projects throughout San Diego.  Only a handful of projects make the winners list, with selections reviewed by an esteemed panel of local design, real estate and urban planning professionals.  JWDA wins big this year, with Alila Marea Beach Resort […] Learn More

Upcoming JWDA projects in East Village featured in San Diego Business Journal

In recent years, East Village has transformed into a major residential mixed-use hub for downtown San Diego.  With development and leasing basically unhindered during the pandemic, approximately 2,100 to 2,200 apartments are anticipated to come online in the next year.  Several notable JWDA projects – 800 Broadway, St. Teresa of Calcutta Villa and 13th & […] Learn More

Belmont Village Senior Living of La Jolla Tops Out

Luxury senior living complex Belmont Village Senior Living of La Jolla Tops Out this month, with an on-track completion slated for summer 2022.  Developed by joint venture team Belmont Village and Greystar, the 209,000-square-foot tower features independent and assisted living for seniors, equipped with high-end services and amenities that are reminiscent of a five-star hotel. […] Learn More

JWDA retained by Chelsea Investment Corporation for Millenia Development Phase 2

Following the success of Millenia Development Phase 1 – The Duetta and Volta Apartments, 210 units of affordable housing for family and seniors – JWDA has been retained a second time to provide full architectural services for Millenia Development Phase 2, a new multifamily affordable housing project in the Millenia Master Plan Community of Chula […] Learn More

San Diego State University’s New Gateway Student Housing – Viva 5750 – ready for Fall Term 2021

JWDA is providing full architectural services on Viva 5750, San Diego State’s newest luxury student housing building located at Campanile Mall Drive and Montezuma Road, with direct access to campus.  The project is set to open this fall 2021. At four stories, this modern Spanish-style development houses 182 beds, or 42 units ranging from one […] Learn More

Simone is Tallest Tower in Little Italy and Among the Tallest in Downtown

The new Simone tower, formerly known as Union & Ash, will rise 36 stories from grade in the heart of Little Italy. This will be Trammell Crow Residential’s biggest project in San Diego to date. JWDA is providing full architectural services on the project. The residential tower contains a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom […] Learn More

Broadway Block Tops Out

The 41-story & 21-story tower of Broadway Block has topped out! The Broadway Block promises to be a major player in the transformation of San Diego’s urban core.  Located at 7th, 8th, Broadway & C Streets, this $200-million, full-block development is slated for completion in spring 2021. At 720,000 square-feet, Broadway Block houses 617 residential […] Learn More

North Park Multifamily Development Breaks Ground

JWDA is providing full architectural services for a 150-unit multifamily housing project in North Park, San Diego.  The 180,000-SF development revitalizes a 2-acre site along 4469 Ohio Street that spans nearly two blocks. The high-density development includes a mixture of studios, one’s & two’s, with affordable housing located offsite.  To help break up the nearly […] Learn More