Design Approval for Monsaraz Inn, A Hilton Tapestry Collection

08.2018

RSSH2018-07-11-pn-c01-ysh-gaiThe City of San Diego and Planning Commission recently approved the design for Monsaraz Inn, A Tapestry Collection by Hilton located at Garrison St and Rosecrans in Point Loma.  JWDA is providing full architectural services on the project.

The nearly 50,000-SF Monsaraz Inn is comprised of 92 guestrooms with amenities including a grand lobby, lounge, sundry, tapas & bar area, fitness room, outdoor garden & deck, office/administrative space and back-of-house facilities.

The design of the exterior is contemporary, yet understated, balancing linear geometries and angled planes with a gently-curved corner entryway.  A series of metal panels and glazing systems articulate the corner entryway while the use of a large glass door with a central pivoting hinge encourages visual connectivity and transparency between the exterior and interior space.    Large-scale wood louvers adorn the storefront, providing shading and architectural interest to the floor-to-ceiling glazing.

Click here for more information on the project.

Unanimous Approval for Weingart Center

02.2019

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

Construction Starts on $110 million Encinitas Beach Resort

01.2019

First envisioned in 1989, the construction of the Encinitas Beach Resort is finally underway this new year.  JWDA was retained by JMI Realty and Fenway Capital Advisors for full architectural services on the project.  The Resort will be managed by Two Roads Hospitality and carry the brand of the Alila Hotel and Resorts, based in […] Learn More

San Diego City Council Approves 6th & Olive Tower

01.2019

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

01.2019

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

01.2019

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

01.2019

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

11.2018

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

10.2018

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

Design Approval for Monsaraz Inn, A Hilton Tapestry Collection

08.2018

The City of San Diego and Planning Commission recently approved the design for Monsaraz Inn, A Tapestry Collection by Hilton located at Garrison St and Rosecrans in Point Loma.  JWDA is providing full architectural services on the project. The nearly 50,000-SF Monsaraz Inn is comprised of 92 guestrooms with amenities including a grand lobby, lounge, […] Learn More

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

08.2018

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

New Restaurant Development Approved by San Diego Unified Port District

07.2018

JWDA is providing full architectural services for a new restaurant development in Coronado’s Ferry Landing.  The project is being developed by San Diego-based Ferry Landing Associates (made of the same ownership group as Flagship Cruises and Events). The development is comprised of two restaurants that share the same building along the waterfront.  At 7,500-SF, the attractive design includes floor-to-ceiling glass […] Learn More

JWDA teams with Bosa Development on High-Tech Office

07.2018

The vacant Paladion property adjacent to Horton Plaza is being fully renovated into a 162,000-SF Class A creative office building.  JWDA was retained by Bosa Development and is providing full architectural services on the project. The four-story “atrium-style” space is comprised of a steel frame and floor-to-ceiling glass, with expansive floor plans and shared amenities including a […] Learn More

Atmosphere Wins 2018 Excellence in Energy Leadership Award by SDGE

06.2018

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

05.2018

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

03.2018

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

THE CONRAD STARTS CONSTRUCTION

02.2018

JWDA is excited to collaborate with Epstein Joslin Architects (EJA) on the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center for La Jolla Music Society.  The proposed 500-seat concert hall includes a 140-seat cabaret/multipurpose space, rehearsal rooms, a café, and an open courtyard.  The $76 million development is located at 7600 Fay Avenue in La Jolla, between Pearl Avenue […] Learn More

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

11.2017

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

11.2017

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

11.2017

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

09.2017

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

Nook East Village – Micro Units on Trend in Downtown San Diego

08.2017

Nook East Village is a 91-unit Single Room Occupancy (SRO) development located at the corner of 15th and K Streets in the East Village neighborhood of downtown San Diego.  The Nook’s SRO micro units are affordable by design and deliver a new housing option to the downtown community. Completion is slated for summer 2018. The […] Learn More

SD Home and Garden

04.2017

The JWDA team is excited to have our Founder & President, Joseph Wong, FAIA, featured in the April edition of San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles.  This esteemed publication has long been a resource to our firm and it is with great pride and humility that Mr. Wong and his vision for JWDA is acknowledged. “Keeping it […] Learn More

RENOVATION OF THE UCSD SCHOOL OF GLOBAL POLICY & STRATEGY COMPLETE

01.2017

The renovation of the UCSD School of Global Policy & Strategy (GPS) is complete! A year after its rebranding from IR/PS to GPS, the School of Global Policy & Strategy celebrated the return of students and faculty with a grand re-opening of its updated facilities.   The renovations included a beautification of the GPS auditorium and complete […] Learn More

BROADWAY BLOCK PENDING CITY APPROVAL

11.2016

Design approval for the Broadway Block is underway.  JWDA is leading the design team for the high-rise, mixed-use development in downtown San Diego.   Developed by Bosa Development Corporation, 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 […] Learn More

Matthew Geaman Honored with San Diego 2016 YAYA

11.2016

JWDA Associate Principal Matthew Geaman AIA, LEED AP was recently honored with AIA San Diego’s 2016 Young Architect of the Year Award.  The JWDA team could not be more excited for our esteemed colleague! This prestigious award recognizes Mr. Geaman for his professionalism, design achievement, and community leadership in the San Diego region. Mr. Geaman […] Learn More

Alpha Square Receives 2016 Development of the Year Distinction

10.2016

“Big Project, big heart.” Alpha Square Affordable Apartments was honored in Our City San Diego as one of six projects recognized as the “2016 Development of the Year.” The $47.6-million project is a catalyst for change in the downtown community, combining the efforts of many to address the problem of homelessness.  The San Diego Housing Commission, the […] Learn More

UCSD SCHOOL OF GLOBAL POLICY & STRATEGY CELEBRATES GRAND RE-OPENING

10.2016

The UC San Diego School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS) rebranded itself on a large scale with a new name, greater ambitions, and a state-of-the-art renovation.  A year after its rebranding from IR/PS to GPS, the School of Global Policy & Strategy celebrated the return of students and faculty from summer break with […] Learn More

Nook East Village Receives Civic San Diego Approval

08.2016

Civic San Diego has approved Nook East Village, a 5-story, 91-unit Single Room Occupancy (SRO) development located at the corner of 15th and K Streets in the East Village neighborhood of downtown San Diego.  The Nook’s studios are affordable by design and will deliver a new housing option to the community. The Nook will feature […] Learn More

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Breaks Ground

07.2016

Construction has begun on the 9-story TownePlace Suites by Marriott® in downtown San Diego.    The project site is a 7,500-SF mid-block parcel located on 6th Avenue between Beech and Cedar Street in the Cortez Hill neighborhood. The building design is focused on providing a very transparent street frontage while respecting the existing modern architecture of […] Learn More

Atmosphere Topping Off Ceremony

07.2016

JWDA recently joined Wakeland Housing, City Officials, and the local San Diego community in celebrating the topping off ceremony of Atmosphere Affordable and Supportive Housing Development.  Located in the heart of downtown San Diego, Atmosphere will soon be open to families who are looking for a more affordable place to live.  The topping off ceremony […] Learn More

Broadstone at North Park Breaks Ground

07.2016

Broadstone at North Park is a new market-rate multi-family housing complex located between Texas and Arizona Streets, one block south of El Cajon Boulevard in the North Park neighborhood of San Diego.  Alliance Residential Company retained JWDA for full architectural services on the project. This 5-story structure contains 118 rental units, ranging from studio to […] Learn More

Matthew Geaman, AIA, LEED AP Named San Diego’s The Daily Transcript “Top 40 under 40”

06.2016

Associate Principal Matthew Geaman, AIA, LEED AP was named San Diego’s The Daily Transcript Top 40 Under 40. Matthew’s careful attention to the practice of architecture, and engagement with and for the local community, contributes to the many reasons he was recognized for this esteemed honor. The entire team at JWDA could not be happier for […] Learn More

Lane Field Dual-Branded Hotel Celebrates Opening

04.2016

JWDA served as Associate Architect with John Portman & Associates for the newly completed Lane Field dual-branded hotel and mixed-use development. JWDA provided architectural services including construction administration for this project. Located in San Diego’s downtown waterfront, this 400-unit, 19-story Marriott SpringHill Suites and Residence Inn hotel combination is now open to the public. The […] Learn More

COMMUNITY HOUSING WORKS RETAINS JWDA FOR SENIOR HOUSING AFFORDABLE DEVELOPMENT

04.2016

JWDA has been retained by Community Housing Works to provide full architectural services for Mission Cove Senior Housing; an affordable residential project located in the City of Oceanside, California. Sited within a larger mixed-use master development, this project is a four-story structure containing 138 residential apartment units.  Approximately 15,500 square-feet of resident amenities include an […] Learn More

SAN DIEGO COMMUNITY CELEBRATES BREAKING GROUND ON BROADSTONE AT MAKERS QUARTER IN EAST VILLAGE

04.2016

Construction began Monday April 11th on the new “Innovation District” of Makers Quarter in downtown San Diego. Many years in the making, Makers Quarter is a mixed-use site with the intent to invigorate downtown’s East Village neighborhood by providing 175,000-square-feet of retail space and restaurants, one million-square-feet of office space, 800 residential units and 60,000-square-feet […] Learn More

JWDA’S BEST WESTERN BAYSIDE INN REMODEL FEATURED IN RETROFIT

04.2016

The Best Western Bayside Inn is ideally located in the bustling Little Italy neighborhood of Downtown San Diego.  JWDA teamed with the owners “to create a modern new look that would reposition their property in terms of appeal to a new and younger class of business traveler.“ The use of sustainable and recycled materials, selection of high-performance systems, […] Learn More

CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON EAST VILLAGE’S ALEXAN

04.2016

Construction has begun on The Alexan: a mixed-use residential development located in the up-and-coming East Village neighborhood of Downtown San Diego. Retained by Trammell Crow Residential, JWDA is providing full architectural services for the project. Located one block from the Downtown Central Library and two blocks from Petco Park, this 313-unit project is an 18-story […] Learn More

BROADWAY BLOCK EARNS DESIGN REVIEW APPROVAL

12.2015

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

ALPHA SQUARE GRAND OPENING

11.2015

Mayor Kevin Faulconer was joined by other state and local officials November 18, 2015 to open Alpha Square Affordable Apartments in downtown’s East Village.  The $47.6-million project is a catalyst for change in the local community, combining the efforts of many to address the problem of homelessness.  Alpha Square Apartments were a joint effort by […] Learn More

NEVP Phase 1 receives 2015 AIASD Urban Design Honor Award and “Divine Details” Distinction

11.2015

The North Embarcadero Visionary Plan (NEVP) Phase 1 project has received the 2015 San Diego AIA Urban Design Honor Award and Divine Detail Award.  JWDA shares this distinction with an esteemed list of designers, consultants and city entities. Following a highly collaborative public engagement process with over 20 public workshops, the design and ownership teams […] Learn More

VALLEY VIEW CASINO RECEIVES AGC BUILD SAN DIEGO AWARD

11.2015

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

11.2015

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

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Hosts North City Campus Tour

10.2015

JWDA’s recently completed North City Campus will be the main event at an upcoming Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Architecture and Design (A+D) Series.  Circle-level Members and above are invited to join Associate Principal Matthew Geaman, AIA, LEED AP, and San Diego Community College District Architect Lance Lareau , for a comprehensive tour of the two-story, […] Learn More

JWDA DESIGNING AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROJECT FOR MILLENIA DEVELOPMENT

10.2015

JWDA is eager to start construction on two apartment communities in the up-and-coming Millenia Development.  Retained by Chelsea Investment Corporation, the project includes 5-story Multi-family and Active Senior Apartments comprised of 210 units, 30,000-square-feet of active outdoor area and interior amenities including leasing lobby, community room, business center, laundry facility and support areas. Located in […] Learn More

JWDA EDUCATION PROJECT FEATURED IN METAL ARCHITECTURE, AGAIN!

10.2015

JWDA is delighted to announce that a second education project is featured in the October issue of Metal Architecture.   Designed for the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) Continuing Education Program, North City Campus is a recently completed 42,500-square-foot facility that includes general classroom space, computer labs, multipurpose space and administrative offices to support the […] Learn More

JWDA EDUCATION PROJECT PUBLISHED IN METAL ARCHITECTURE

09.2015

  JWDA’s recently completed Social and Behavioral Sciences Building at San Diego Mesa College is featured in the September 2015 issue of Metal Architecture.  The three-story, 73,700-square-foot project was completed in February 2015 and is on track to obtain LEED® Silver certification.  The academic facility is comprised of classrooms, labs, administrative offices and a series […] Learn More

JWDA RETAINED AS ARCHITECT FOR TRANSFORMATIVE UCSD PROJECT

08.2015

The UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS) is rebranding itself on a large scale with a new name, greater ambitions, and a state-of-the-art renovation. Formerly known as the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS), the first phase of the renovation will include a complete overhaul of the second floor […] Learn More

JWDA Beijing Project Earns 2015 Gold Nugget Grand Award

07.2015

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 GlobeSt.com

05.2015

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

05.2015

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

north embarcadero visionary plan project receives CMAA and ASCE Design awards

05.2015

The North Embarcadero Visionary Plan (NEVP) project has received awards from the San Diego chapters of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).   From ASCE, the NEVP project was awarded “Outstanding Project” in the Urban or Land Development Category. The 105-foot wide esplanade includes formal gardens, […] Learn More

Alpha Square Topping Out Ceremony

04.2015

JWDA recently celebrated Alpha Square’s “Topping Out” Ceremony with The Alpha Project, community leaders, city representatives, and project team.  At 60% complete, ahead of schedule and under budget, Alpha Square will include 203 studio apartments for homeless and low income individuals in Downtown San Diego.  Located at the corner of Market and 14th Street in the […] Learn More

Joseph Wong Guest Panelist at Executive Round Table

04.2015

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

04.2015

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 CELEBRATES BREAKING GROUND ON ATMOSPHERE AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT

04.2015

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

03.2015

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

mesa college’s grand opening for the social and behavioral sciences building

02.2015

The JWDA team was invited to celebrate the grand opening for Mesa College’s Social and Behavioral Sciences Building earlier this week.  San Diego Community College District’s “growth spurt” across San Diego includes Clairemont’s Mesa College – with much more new construction to come.  JWDA provided full architectural services for the Social and Behavioral Sciences Building. […] Learn More

Hyatt Chongming Hotel Featured in Hospitality Design Magazine Online Gallery

12.2014

The JWDA team is pleased to announce that our recent Gold Nugget Grand Award recipient, the Hyatt Chongming Hotel,  is now featured in the Hospitality Design online gallery.   To visit the Hospitality Design online gallery, please visit the link below. Hyatt Chongming Hotel / Hospitality Design Online Gallery          

North City Campus Receives LEED Gold Certification – Project Featured in Architect Magazine Online

11.2014

The JWDA team is pleased to announce that North City Campus, a 42,942 square-foot facility designated as the Campus of Excellence for Business and Information Technology for San Diego Continuing Education, has achieved LEED Gold Rating for New Construction.  The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Rating System was designed by the US Green […] Learn More

Broadstone Makers Quarter Received Civic San Diego Approval

11.2014

Civic San Diego has approved the first development in the up-and-coming Makers Quarter of downtown’s East Village neighborhood.  JWDA is providing full architectural services for the 269-unit, seven-story project.  This mixed use apartment complex is located on a 50,000- square-foot site, bounded by Broadway and 16th, 17th and E streets.  As part of the larger […] Learn More

North Embarcadero Celebration To Mark Phase 1 Completion

11.2014

The San Diego community was invited to celebrate the opening of the North Embarcadero Visionary Plan Phase 1 on Saturday November 15, 2014.  The free family event hosted an array of entertainment including musicians, street performers, and food trucks.  The 105-foot wide esplanade includes formal gardens, landscaped plazas, shade pavilions and a 30-foot-wide waterfront promenade, […] Learn More

JWDA Welcomes Newest Team Members

11.2014

JWDA is pleased to announce the addition of four talented designers to our team: Austin Weller, an Ohio native, joined the JWDA team in August 2013.  Mr. Weller holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from The Ohio State University and a Master of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati.  In 2011, Mr. Weller received […] Learn More

JWDA Receives 2014 American Institute of Architects Merit Award for the Hyatt Regency Chongming Hotel

11.2014

The annual American Institute of Architects (AIA) San Diego Awards Event was held on October 30th at the San Diego State University Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union.  The event celebrates distinctive architectural works in the San Diego region. In the Foundation Project Commercial category, JWDA was honored with the 2014 AIA San Diego Merit Award […] Learn More

JWDA Sponsors ‘Future Magazine’ POLIS Competition

11.2014

The first POLIS Future Architectural Design Competition, exclusively sponsored by JWDA, co-hosted by JWDA and Future Architects Association, sought talented students to submit fresh, creative designs regarding the future of architecture in the urban environment.  The winners were selected on October 20, 2014 by a panel of esteemed judges including Cul Kai, Vice President of China […] Learn More

18-Story Residential Tower Approved For East Village

11.2014

JWDA has been retained by Trammell Crow Residential to provide full architectural services for Alexan, a mixed use residential development located on 13th and J Street/14th and K Street in the East Village neighborhood of downtown San Diego.  This 320-unit project is an 18-story luxury residence that will provide a variety of unit types including […] Learn More

JWDA To Partner with Epstein Joslin Architects on New Performing Arts Center

08.2014

JWDA is excited to collaborate with Epstein Joslin Architects on a new Performing Arts Center for the La Jolla Music Society.  The proposed facility includes a 500-seat concert hall, a 150-seat cabaret theatre/educational forum, new offices for La Jolla Music Society, a cafe, rehearsal rooms, and a large open courtyard.  The $40-million Performing Arts Center […] Learn More

JWDA Earns Coveted Gold Nugget Honors

07.2014

JWDA received the Gold Nugget Grand Award for the Hyatt Regency Hotel, the highest honor awarded for an International Commercial and Special Use project. Chosen from the elite pool of Merit Award winners, Grand Awards were announce on June 26 as a feature highlight of PCBC, the nation’s largest regional conference and trade show for […] Learn More

Coastal Chic: The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa mixes a clean aesthetic and Southern charm

05.2014

By Nicole Carlino, Hotel Business Magazine | May 7, 2014 With a guest mix that heavily favors leisure travelers and vacationing families, The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa needed a renovation that retained the property’s familiar Southern hospitality while updating its aesthetic. The resort tapped California-based Cole Martinez Curtis and Associates for the […] Learn More

Groundbreaking in Downtown San Diego: Alpha Square

05.2014

Alpha Square Apartments, an affordable and supportive housing community at 14th and Market Street in Downtown San Diego, broke ground on May 1, 2014. This 203-unit project will serve as replacement housing for the 193-unit Hotel Metro, a dilapidated single-room occupancy hotel located in the East Village neighborhood. It will also provide permanent housing for […] Learn More

Marriott Springhill Suites Mission Valley Construction Planned for Fall 2014

04.2014

JWDA has been retained by OTO Development to provide full architectural services for the Marriott Springhill Suites located in Mission Valley, San Diego.  This project is a five story hotel with approximately 82,500 square feet comprised of 135 guest rooms with gracious hotel amenities including a ground level meeting space, restaurant, common space, and outdoor […] Learn More

Award-winning Bachelor Enlisted Quarters (BEQ) P-405 Homeport Ashore

03.2014

Recently completed BEQ P-405 was named an American Public Works Association (APWA) Public Works Project of the Year – honored for its Sustainable/Green design- by the San Diego/Imperial chapter. BEQ P-405 supports the Navy’s Homeport Ashore Program to provide energy efficient housing for homeport single sailors.  The mission is to provide adequate space and living […] Learn More

North City Campus Featured in ArchDaily

02.2014

The North City Campus is a two‐story, 42,942 square-foot facility designated as the Campus of Excellence for Business and Information Technology for San Diego Continuing Education. The new facility supports and further enhances the Client’s region wide reputation for providing high quality cutting edge business technology courses and job training programs. The diverse program required […] Learn More

Aloft Hotels Slated to Debut in San Diego

02.2014

Aloft Rancho Bernardo Opens in Mid-2016, Catering to the Next Generation of Travelers with Modern Style, Innovative Technologies and Live Music Programming STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.® (NYSE:HOT) today announced that its sizzling Aloft brand is ramping up portfolio growth in California with a new hotel planned for Rancho Bernardo, an upscale […] Learn More

China Mansion Design & Technology Congress 2013

12.2013

JWDA was honored to participate in this year’s GBE Chinese luxury housing summit. Global Business Engine (GBE) held their China Mansion Design & Technology Congress 2013 event at the Shanghai Marriot Luwan Hotel from December 17th-18th. JWDA Shanghai’s Founding Principal and Managing Director, Jason Hu, served as a keynote speaker for the event. Hu presented […] Learn More

Liberty Station Hotels Approved

12.2013

The California Coastal Commission approved The Corky McMillin Cos. proposal, designed by JWDA, for three hotels with a total of 650 guest rooms at Liberty Station on December 12, 2013. Liberty Station is a mixed use development in the Point Loma community of San Diego, California. It is also the former site of the Naval […] Learn More

Inauguration of JWDA Associate Principal Matthew Geaman as President of AIA San Diego

12.2013

Join us at the Hotel Del Coronado for the inauguration of JWDA Associate Principal Matthew Geaman as the 2014 AIASD Board of Directors President on Thursday, December 12th at 6:00 PM. The evening will include the “passing-of-the-gavel” from Richard Nowicki, AIA to Matthew Geaman, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, as well as the presentation of an […] Learn More

ULI Mainland China Annual Meeting 2013

12.2013

JWDA is proud to have participated in the Urban Land Institute’s Mainland China Annual Meeting 2013 as one of three Gold Sponsors. The theme of this year’s meeting was “Urban Regeneration: Facilitating Healthy and Sustainable Environment”. JWDA’s Joseph Wong, Founder & President, as well as Perry Jacobs, Shanghai Associate Director & Senior Design Director, were […] Learn More

SDCCD North City Campus Grand Opening

10.2013

Wednesday, October 30th 2013 marked the Grand Opening of North City Campus, a two-story, 42,500-square-foot facility designated as the Campus of Excellence for Business and Information Technology for San Diego Continuing Education. The new facility supports and further enhances the San Diego Community College District’s region wide reputation for providing high quality, cutting edge business […] Learn More

Award-Winning Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside Expansion

10.2013

The new Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside Expansion has been honored by the Point Loma Association for Outstanding Architecture, Landscape, and Sculpture. The $13 million, 44,000 square foot, four-story expansion was deemed “most deserving” by Richard Lareau, Point Loma Associate spokesperson. The Point Loma Association is made up of volunteers committed to improving the quality […] Learn More

Camp Pendleton Housing Wins Design-Build Award

07.2013

By Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor, Multi-Housing News Online | July 24, 2013 Camp Pendleton, Calif.—The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) has awarded the United States Marine Corps’ Bachelor Enlisted Quarters Package 8 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton a national Design-Build award. The award will be presented in November at the DBIA’s annual awards dinner […] Learn More

Joseph Wong, FAIA Appointed to the CED Dean’s Advisory Council

07.2013

Joseph Wong, FAIA has been appointed to the UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design Dean’s Advisory Council. “I am honored to be appointed by Dean Wolch” stated Wong. Joseph Wong will join the Council in reviewing strategic plans developed by Jennifer Wolch’s, Dean of William W. Wurster College of Environmental Design, and the leadership team. […] Learn More

$82.5M Affordable Rental Project OK’d

06.2013

By Lily Leung, U-T San Diego 8:41 a.m. June 13, 2013 | Updated 11:34 a.m. The proposed Atmosphere project in the Cortez area of downtown San Diego. Photo courtesy of Civic San Diego. A proposed $82.5 million mixed-use project will bring more than 200 affordable-housing units to downtown San Diego. The San Diego City Council recently […] Learn More

Bund House Presented with 2013 Gold Nugget Grand Award

06.2013

The latest addition to Shanghai’s Bund District, a new, high-rise luxury residential development, Bund House, designed by JWDA for Greentown China Holdings Limited is the recipient of a 2013 Gold Nugget Grand Award. The Gold Nugget Awards, sponsored by Builder Magazine and presented by PCBC, recognizes architects, builders, developers, and planners who improve communities through […] Learn More

Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa Renovation Completed

05.2013

JWDA is pleased to announce that work has been completed on the renovation of the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. A “Grand Renewal Celebration” was held on April 19, 2013. Southwest Value Partners, the new owners of the resort property, welcomed Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina, […] Learn More

Aviation Maintenance Technology Center Completed

10.2012

Miramar College celebrated the grand re-opening of its historic Aviation Maintenance Technology Center (AMTC) which has been the site of a major modernization and expansion project for the past year. The $10 million dollar project was funded by the San Diego Community College District through major bond funding provided by Propositions S and Proposition N. […] Learn More

Bund House Shanghai Phase 1 Completed

07.2012

This 168,482 square meter luxury residential complex located next to the historic Bund District and faces the Central Business District of Pudong. Considerable attention was given to create elegant design with quality materials and details throughout the development, contributing to an iconic form of architecture that defines contemporary Shanghai. Phase I consists of two towers […] Learn More

JWDA Received three Gold Nugget Awards 2012

06.2012

On June 28th, 2012 Joseph Wong Design Associates Inc. received three awards for three diverse projects at the 49th annual Gold Nugget Award design competition, sponsored by the Pacific Coast Builders Conference. The winning projects were announced on Thursday awards luncheon at the convention in San Francisco. JWDA received the Grand Award for the CIFI […] Learn More

Joseph O. Wong, FAIA received Manuel and Laura Rosen Professional Service 2012 Award

06.2012

San Diego architect Joseph Wong, FAIA, received the Manuel and Laura Rosen Professional Service Award for his distinguished service to the profession at the NewSchool of Architecture and Design’s commencement ceremony in La Jolla. NewSchool of Architecture and Design (NSAD) is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). Founded in 1912, […] Learn More

JWDA wins APWA Project of the Year award for Bachelor Enlisted Quarters at Camp Pendleton

05.2012

The Bachelor Enlisted Quarters at Camp Pendleton was lauded as a 2012 Project of the Year by the San Diego/Imperial Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA), and was recognized in the “Structures, $75 Million and Above” category. APWA’s Public Works Project of the Year Awards was established to promote excellence in public works […] Learn More

JWDA receives top award from Student Housing Business Magazine

04.2012

JWDA had the honor of receiving the 2012 Student Housing Business Innovator Award for The Granada on Hardy, located at 55th & Hardy adjacent to San Diego State University Campus under the category of Best Architecture and Design. The award was given to the best architecture and design used in the construction of a new […] Learn More

JWDA Designing New Mesa College Social and Behavioral Sciences Building

01.2012

JWDA has teamed with Swinerton Builders to provide design-build services for the new $30 million Social and Behavioral Sciences Building for San Diego Community College District at Mesa College. The project includes approximately 66,000 SF of new classroom and laboratory space as well as student/faculty common areas. Departments served by the new facility will include […] Learn More

North Embarcadero Visionary Plan Breaks Ground

01.2012

A groundbreaking ceremony was held on January 5, 2012 for a new $28.6 million project to redevelop the San Diego bayfront. The first phase of the project will feature a 150-foot wide esplanade along Harbor Drive from the Navy Pier to B Street. The esplanade will feature gardens, shade pavilions and ticket kiosks as well […] Learn More