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

UCSD is the new owner of Framework, a new micro-unit mixed use residence designed by JWDA located in East Village

The University of California San Diego (UCSD) recently purchased Framework – an 87-micro-unit mixed-use residence – to provide modern and efficient housing to faculty and staff for the downtown satellite campus.  JWDA Architects provided full architectural services on Framework from concept design and entitlement to completion.  Please watch this short VIDEO by Glenn Rose of […] Learn More

Alila Marea Encinitas Beach Resort Wins 2022 Best of LaCantina for Best Commercial Project

Alila Marea wins Best Commercial Project in this year’s Best of LaCantina competition.  Architizer sponsered the competition, with winners published on the Architizer website.  Project entries include submissions from architecture and design firms around the world, each integrating LaCantina’s doors and windows into their projects in innovative ways. The Alila Marea Beach Resort debuted in […] Learn More

TCR’s Simone is Tallest Tower in Little Italy – to be Completed Summer 2023

Expected to open in July 2023, Little Italy’s Simone Tower soars to new heights amongst its downtown neighbors. At 36 stories, Simone will be the tallest tower in Little Italy, equipped with spectacular unobstructed views of downtown and the marina.  Civic San Diego unanimously approved the design in December 2018.  JWDA was retained by Trammell […] Learn More

Joseph Wong Honored in the SDBJ’s 2022 edition of the SD500 as One of the Most Influential People in San Diego for two consecutive years.

In spite of a global pandemic, the construction industry continues to move forward with vigor, with the JWDA team working hard these past two years to bring thousands of new homes to San Diegans.  Even during these unprecedented times, the team’s active pursuit of new projects and enduring relationships with members of this industry (and […] Learn More

The San Diego Business Journal’s 2022 CRE Awards Honors St. Teresa of Calcutta Villa and 525 Olive with Project of the Year

The Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Awards showcases the “biggest, best and most notable commercial real estate projects and sales throughout San Diego.” JWDA is honored to receive this year’s Project of the Year for two of its projects.  A complete list of award winners can be found in the October 17 – 23 2022 Edition […] Learn More

Construction of Downtown Los Angeles’ Largest Supportive Housing Tower is Underway

Construction for Weingart Center’s new 19-story residential tower (phase 1) is underway with anticipated completion scheduled for late 2023.  Non-profit developer Weingart in partnership with Chelsea Investment Corporation retained JWDA for entitlement with LA firm AXIS/GFA as the Architect of Record.  For more info. please visit the 2022-09 editorial of Urbanize LA. The project is […] Learn More