Unanimous Approval for Weingart Center

Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved entitlements for the Weingart Center to build long-term affordable housing in Skid Row.  The 12- and 18-story tower development is comprised of 382 apartments including 278 very-low income units and four manager units; support space for Weingart Center operations; and retail space at the ground floor.  Project amenities include […] Learn More

San Diego City Council Approves 6th & Olive Tower

204 new homes are coming to Bankers Hill.  San Diego City Council unanimously approved the 20-story mixed-use tower late Monday afternoon with strong support demonstrated by city leaders, public officials and community groups including the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and the nonprofit Climate Action Campaign.   JWDA was retained by Greystar to provide full […] Learn More

Civic San Diego Approves Union & Ash Residential Tower

A 36-story residential tower with 395 apartments is coming to Little Italy.   Civic San Diego unanimously approved the design in December 2018.  JWDA was retained by Trammell Crow Residential to provide full architectural services for the project. The tower contains a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom units, with 32 of the 395 units set […] Learn More

Civic San Diego Unanimously Approves Design for 13th & Broadway

Civic San Diego unanimously approved the design for 13th & Broadway, an affordable housing tower in the East Village.  JWDA was retained by Chelsea Investment Corporation to provide entitlement design services for the project. The 14-story, 273-unit tower contains a mix of studio and two-bedroom units, with nearly 50% of the units set aside for […] Learn More

ENR California Awards Atmosphere with Best Projects 2018

Atmosphere has been honored with an Award of Merit for the Excellence in Safety category by ENR California Best Projects 2018. Each year, ENR California assembles an independent group of judges to review, score and determine final winners.  Work was evaluated on the ability of the project team to overcome challenges; contribution to the industry […] Learn More

UTC Luxury Apartment Tower slated to open in early 2019

JWDA was retained by Westfield Group to perform full architectural services on a 23-story luxury apartment tower in University Town Center, La Jolla, California.  The topping-out ceremony was celebrated earlier this month with completion slated for early 2019.  This is Westfield’s first residential project in the United States. The 300-unit development features studios, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom units, all with private balconies.  Amenities […] Learn More

Construction Begins on 137-unit affordable project in San Ysidro

JWDA was retained by Chelsea Investment Corporation on a 137-unit affordable apartment complex in San Ysidro.  Construction began in September with a projected completion of late fall 2019.  This $43.2 million project is comprised of six three-story buildings at Paseo La Paz.  The San Diego Housing Commission and Casa Familiar have partnered with Chelsea and […] Learn More

Amid San Diego’s housing crisis, micro-unit developer works to clear path for more micro-housing

Micro-Units in San Diego As a big proponent of Urbanism and forward-thinking trends, JWDA is excited to be a part of the design team for The Nook.  There is strong individual, community and city support for developing micro-units in San Diego; and projects like The Nook will soon transform our traditional ideas on urban housing. […] Learn More

Atmosphere Wins 2018 Excellence in Energy Leadership Award by SDGE

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) recognized Atmosphere with the 2018 Excellence in Energy Leadership Award. The $79-million development provides secure affordable and supportive housing to individuals and families.   The project achieved LEED Certification of Silver for its use of sustainable practices.  JWDA provided full architectural and interior design services for this award winning project. Click […] Learn More

2018 SAN DIEGO HOUSING FEDERATION HONORS ATMOSPHERE WITH TOP RUBY AWARD

The San Diego Housing Federation recognized Atmosphere with the 2018 Ruby Award for “Project of the Year” in New Construction.  The $79-million development provides a safe place to call home for a diverse resident population including homeless individuals, families that make 60 percent of the area median income, and youth that are transitioning out of the […] Learn More