High-rise Residence Simone Opens in Little Italy

Little Italy’s most sought-after address 1401 Union Street is now leasing.  At 36 stories, Simone will be the tallest tower in Little Italy, equipped with spectacular unobstructed views of downtown San Diego, the Marina, and Point Loma beyond.  Please visit Simone for more project information and this VIDEO to experience an aerial tour of the […] Learn More

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

Framework Wins 2023 Gold Nugget Award of Merit for Innovative Housing Concept

This year’s PCBC’s 2023 Gold Nugget Award (GNA) of Merit Winners includes JWDA’s Framework, a new mixed-use micro-apartment development located on a 10,000-SF corner lot in the East Village neighborhood of downtown San Diego.   Averaging 350-SF/unit, Framework targets the “missing” middle-income and affordable workforce housing market of the locality.  Framework is recipient of the GNA […] Learn More

JWDA Architects Celebrates Groundbreaking of ALX Camellia

Community leaders and city officials, including Mayor Todd Gloria, gathered alongside the JWDA team to celebrate the groundbreaking of ALX Camellia, a new 531-unit apartment and mixed-use development located along Convoy Street between Raytheon and Ronson Road in the Convoy District of the Kearny Mesa neighborhood of San Diego, California.  The Convoy District is among […] Learn More

800 Broadway tops out at 40 stories in downtown San Diego

JWDA in partnership with Chicago-based CA Ventures celebrated the topping out of 800 Broadway, a new 40-story residential tower in downtown San Diego.  The development is a mixed-use, multi-family apartment building comprised of a 40-story tower over a 6-story podium with 3 levels of subterranean parking. The 360,000-SF development fully utilizes the nearly half-acre site […] Learn More

Chelsea Investment Corp in partnership with JWDA Architects Wins Bid to Build the First Affordable Housing Project on SDSU Mission Valley Campus

San Diego State University (SDSU) selected the Chelsea Investment Corporation / JWDA team to develop the first affordable housing project as a part of the larger mixed-use SDSU Mission Valley campus.  At full build out, SDSU Mission Valley includes 80 acres of parks and open space, up to 4,600 market-rate and affordable housing units, 1.6 […] Learn More


JWDA is excited to co-host a post-concert reception with the La Jolla Music Society at The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center for upcoming video installation and music performance by acclaimed architect Hakan Demirel, accompanied by award winning pianist Alice Sara Ott.  Located at 7600 Fay Avenue in La Jolla, between Pearl Avenue and Kline Street, […] Learn More

$200 Million Azuriik Apartment Tower to start Construction Later this Year

Azuriik is a new publicly funded affordable housing project located on Roosevelt Avenue and East 2nd Street in National City, a neighborhood 10 miles south of downtown San Diego.  JWDA was retained by Mirka Investments in partnership with the Metropolitan Area Advisory Committee (MAAC) to provide full architectural services on the project.  See 2023-0306 San […] 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