New Workforce Micro-Housing Development 1st and Beech Breaks Ground

A new 20-story micro-unit tower recently broke ground in Little Italy.  Known by its address, 1st and Beech is located in a highly connected area of Little Italy, sandwiched between Bankers Hill and downtown, with convenient access to mature businesses and urban amenities. 1st and Beech neighbors the easily recognizable cylinder-shaped tower, Four Points by […] Learn More

Newly Completed Simone Little Italy is Certified LEED Gold

Simone is a new 395-unit residence located in one of the hottest zip codes of downtown San Diego: Little Italy.  Simone offers a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments and penthouses, with 32 of the 395 apartments set aside for low-income renters.  The project soars to new heights – literally – as the tallest […] Learn More

San Diego Architectural Foundation Tours Simone Little Italy

The San Diego Architectural Foundation toured Little Italy’s newest high rise, Simone.  At 36 stories, Simone is the tallest tower in Little Italy, equipped with spectacular views of downtown San Diego and the Marina.  Developed by Trammell Crow Residential (TCR), JWDA provided full architectural services on the project, with Parisa O’Connell serving as the Interior […] Learn More

AIA Members Tour Award-Winning Alila Marea Beach Resort

JWDA was invited by the San Diego Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to lead a tour of the recently completed Alila Marea Beach Resort, located in the small beach community of Encinitas, California.  Perched on a beautiful cliffside bluff, the design for Alila Marea is immersive; and balances between the site’s natural […] Learn More

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