UCSD and Belmont Village La Jolla Partner on the First-of-its-Kind Living Lab

La Jolla’s newest senior living facility, Belmont Village, has partnered with UCSD’s Center for Healthy Aging and the Stein Institute for Research on Aging to create a living lab on the premises.  The grand opening of the living lab comes one year after Belmont Village La Jolla opened its doors.  This unique partnership will serve […] Learn More

Joseph Wong, FAIA is honored with the 2023 Distinguished Alumni Award by UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design

  UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design selected Joseph Wong, FAIA as recipient of the 2023 Distinguished Alumni Award.   Joe (BA Class of 1972; Master of Architecture 1974) joins a group of exceptional alumni for his extraordinary work as architect and civic leader.  See CED news for more info on the acknowledgment. President of JWDA […] Learn More

Members of the San Diego Architectural Foundation Tour JWDA’s 525 Olive

JWDA Architects was honored to participate in a tour – see video recap here – with the San Diego Architectural Foundation (SDAF) for the recently completed “525 Olive” in Bankers Hill downtown San Diego. Tour participants were given exclusive view of the residential grand lobby and leasing office, sky lounge and pool deck, and model […] Learn More

TCR’s Simone is Tallest Tower in Little Italy – to be Completed Summer 2023

Expected to open in July 2023, Little Italy’s Simone Tower soars to new heights amongst its downtown neighbors. At 36 stories, Simone will be the tallest tower in Little Italy, equipped with spectacular unobstructed views of downtown and the marina.  Civic San Diego unanimously approved the design in December 2018.  JWDA was retained by Trammell […] Learn More

Joseph Wong Honored in the SDBJ’s 2022 edition of the SD500 as One of the Most Influential People in San Diego for two consecutive years.

In spite of a global pandemic, the construction industry continues to move forward with vigor, with the JWDA team working hard these past two years to bring thousands of new homes to San Diegans.  Even during these unprecedented times, the team’s active pursuit of new projects and enduring relationships with members of this industry (and […] Learn More

Luxury Tower 525 Olive is Complete

Construction has finished for 525 Olive, a nearly $100 million tower sited in the Bankers Hill neighborhood of San Diego.  JWDA was retained by the unique partnership of Greystar and St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral to provide full architectural services on the project, with Jules Wilson Design Studio as Interior Designer.  For more info., please visit […] Learn More

Vivian Tria Promoted to Associate Principal

JWDA is pleased to announce that Vivian Tria has been promoted to Associate Principal. With over 15 years of experience at JWDA, Vivian has become an expert in successfully delivering complex, high-density residential projects to our clients. She works closely and collaboratively with the design and development team from project conception through construction.  In addition […] Learn More

Palisade at Westfield UTC Featured in METAL ARCHITECTURE MAGAZINE

Metal Architecture featured JWDA’s Palisade at Westfield UTC for its exterior application of custom metal panel and floor-to-ceiling glazing in its April 2022 publication. Full article as found in the 2022 April MA Online: The Palisade at Westfield UTC is a 23-story, cast-in-place concrete residential tower clad in a semi-transparent skin of aluminum panels and […] Learn More

Azuriik Affordable Development Planned for National City

Azuriik is a new publicly funded affordable housing project located on Roosevelt Avenue and East 2nd Street in National City, approximately 10 miles south of downtown San Diego along the San Diego Bay.  At 22 stories, the project will be one of the tallest buildings in south county, with high visibility from the surrounding Interstate […] Learn More

Joseph Wong Honored as One of Most Influential People in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal’s 2021 edition of the SD500.

Joseph Wong, FAIA has been honored as one of the most influential business leaders in San Diego by the SDBJ, for bringing a remarkable impact to our business community and the community at large. As Founder and President of JWDA Architects, Joe is involved on every project that makes its way to the firm, including […] Learn More