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


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

Weingart Center’s Proposed Expansion

JWDA was retained by Chelsea Investment Corporation and Weingart Center Association for two towers at 6th and South San Pedro Streets in the Skid Row area of downtown Los Angeles.  Completion of the project is slated for 2021. The 12- and 18-story tower development is comprised of 382 studio and 1-bedroom apartments including 378 units of […] Learn More

Design Approval for Father Joe’s Villages Affordable Housing High-Rise

14th & Commercial is a 448-unit affordable housing development that was approved by the City of San Diego in early November.  The proposed permanent housing structure is part of Father Joe’s larger plan to bring 2,000 affordable housing units to San Diego.  JWDA was retained by Chelsea Investment Corporation in collaboration with Father Joe’s Villages […] Learn More

Alexan ALX Set to Open in November

Construction is complete on Alexan ALX.  This 313-unit upscale market-rate residence is located in the East Village neighborhood of downtown San Diego.  Retained by Trammell Crow Residential, JWDA provided full architectural services for the project. Located one block from the downtown Central Library and two blocks from Petco Park, this 20-story residence provides a variety […] Learn More

Millenia Grand Opening of Duetta and Volta Affordable Apartments

Chula Vista recently celebrated the grand opening of Duetta and Volta Apartments; a 210-unit family and senior affordable housing complex located in the up-and-coming Millenia Development of Otay Ranch.  JWDA was retained by Chelsea Investment Corporation for the project. Volta provides 87 units including 1- and 2-bedroom units for low-income seniors.  Amenities at Volta include […] Learn More

Atmosphere Receives 2017 Development of the Year Distinction

Cutting-edge architecture; Boosting Livability. The recently completed Atmosphere was honored in Our City San Diego as the 2017 Development of the Year in the Best Affordable Housing category. The $62-million project is a catalyst for change in the downtown community, combining the efforts of many to address the problem of homelessness. Atmosphere is a 205-unit, […] Learn More