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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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