The Broadway Block Mixed-use Development is moving forward as it earned design review approval at Civic San Diego last month. The full-block, 60,000-SF site is bounded by 7th and 8th Streets, Broadway and C Street and includes 498 units and 19,000-SF of retail in its two towers – 21 and 41 stories, respectively.  The development […] Learn More


On November 3, The San Diego Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America, Inc. (AGC) presented the awards for the top construction projects at their 2015 Build San Diego Awards banquet.  The Valley View Casino & Hotel Extreme Makeover project was honored in the Unique Small Project -Private Work category.   Congratulations to the entire team for […] Learn More

JWDA Welcomes New Team Members

JWDA is pleased to announce the addition of several talented architects and designers to our team: Adrienne Westlund joined the JWDA team early 2015 as BIM Manager.  Ms. Westlund graduated with Honors from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, with a degree in Architectural Technologies.  She also holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Marketing from the University of Calgary.  Her experience includes specialized […] Learn More

JWDA Beijing Project Earns 2015 Gold Nugget Grand Award

JWDA received the 2015 Gold Nugget Grand Award for the Beijing Hutong Courtyard Villages, the highest honor awarded for an International On-the-Boards project in the Commercial and Residential category. Chosen from the elite pool of Merit Award Winners, Grand Awards were announced on June 25th at the San Diego Convention Center, as a feature highlight […] Learn More

Broadway Block Mixed-Use, High-Rise Development Featured in Architect’s Newspaper and

JWDA is leading the design team for the Broadway Block, a mixed-use, high-rise development in downtown San Diego.   Developed by Zephyr Partners, the design features two towers, 21 stories and 41 stories, respectively, rising from a residential and retail platform. The Broadway Block promises to be a major player in the transformation of San Diego’s […] Learn More

Joseph O. Wong, FAIA Receives 2015 UPAC Leadership Award

The Union of Pan Asian Communities (UPAC) honored Joseph Wong this month with the 2015 UPAC Leadership Award.  The 41st Annual UPAC Leadership Awards Celebration was held at the Hilton San Diego Resort, Mission Bay on May 13th 2015. Mr. Wong is particularly proud that JWDA has provided architectural services to the community, including projects for […] Learn More

Joseph Wong Guest Panelist at Executive Round Table

International Real Estate was the focus of a recent round table at The Daily Transcript, sponsored by the Greater San Diego Association of Realtors (SDAR) on March 25, 2015.  Joseph Wong, JWDA’s Founder and President, was invited to attend as a panelist.  The main discussion: Local Realtors want to improve the city’s recognition and make […] Learn More


JWDA welcomes David N. Priest, AIA as Senior Project Executive.  Priest is responsible for design development, construction administration, and project delivery.   He will augment JWDA’s strong team through oversight of firmwide practice management.  The core of his philosophy is to provide clients with efficient and innovative design, strong leadership, and smooth project delivery. Priest […] Learn More


JWDA recently joined Wakeland Housing and Development Corporation in celebrating the groundbreaking for the Atmosphere Affordable and Supportive Housing development, located in the heart of downtown San Diego.  With financing secured and generous community support for this $79 million project, construction on Atmostphere began on March 24. Atmosphere is a 205-unit, 12-story apartment complex, providing […] Learn More

JWDA Associate Principal Matthew Geaman AIA, LEED AP Honored with ENR California’s Top 20 Under 40

The JWDA team is delighted to announce that Associate Principal Matthew Geaman AIA, LEED AP was recently honored with ENR California’s Top 20 Under 40.  In its fifth year, the Top 20 Under 40 competition accepts entries for those under the age of 40 who work within the construction industry in California and Hawaii. Selected […] Learn More