New Restaurant Development Approved by San Diego Unified Port District

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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