Alila Marea makes Travel and Leisure 2022 Editor’s list of Best New Hotels in the World

May 2022 Travel + Leisure Editors Pick Alila Marea Beach Resort  The Alila Marea Beach Resort debuted in early 2021 on San Diego’s North County coast as the Hyatt brand’s first new-build in the United States.  Located in the small beach community of Encinitas, Alila Marea is the perfect laid-back getaway with easy access to […] Learn More

JWDA participates in Urban Land Institute (ULI) Urban Revitalization Tour of 525 Olive

Hosted by Greystar, JWDA was honored to participate in a tour with the Urban Land Institute Revitalization Council for the “525 Olive” project in the Bankers Hill neighborhood of downtown San Diego.  Construction for 525 Olive is nearly complete with tenants scheduled to move in end of April.  Greystar is the Owner-Developer for this $100.2 […] Learn More

Palisade at Westfield UTC Featured in METAL ARCHITECTURE MAGAZINE

Metal Architecture featured JWDA’s Palisade at Westfield UTC for its exterior application of custom metal panel and floor-to-ceiling glazing in its April 2022 publication. Full article as found in the 2022 April MA Online: The Palisade at Westfield UTC is a 23-story, cast-in-place concrete residential tower clad in a semi-transparent skin of aluminum panels and […] Learn More

Azuriik Affordable Development Planned for National City

Azuriik is a new publicly funded affordable housing project located on Roosevelt Avenue and East 2nd Street in National City, approximately 10 miles south of downtown San Diego along the San Diego Bay.  At 22 stories, the project will be one of the tallest buildings in south county, with high visibility from the surrounding Interstate […] Learn More

Alila Marea Featured in Hospitality Design as Best of 2021

Alila Marea Beach Resort is a January feature in Hospitality Design Magazine as “Best of 2021”, selected by HD as one of 30 hotels from around the world that showcase the best hospitality has to offer.  Developed by JMI Realty and Fenway Capital Advisors, JWDA Architects provided full architectural services on the project with MARKZEFF […] Learn More

$100 Million Residential Tower ‘525 Olive’ Set to Open in April 2022

Completion is approaching for 525 Olive, a new mixed-use residential tower located in Bankers Hill, north of downtown San Diego.  The $100.2 million development is set to open this April with rents starting at $2,440 per month.   JWDA was retained by Greystar to provide full architectural services on the project with Jules Wilson Design Studio […] Learn More

Momentous Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Held for St. Teresa of Calcutta Villa Supportive Housing

The San Diego community at large joined forces on Thursday to celebrate the ceremonial ribbon-cutting for St. Teresa of Calcutta Villa.  A long list of project sponsors, stakeholders, neighbors and city and state leadership attended and gave praise to the project, with the celebration covered by local and state news outlets and social media.   Three […] Learn More

St. Teresa Supportive Housing Tower in East Village Opens for Homeless

St. Teresa of Calcutta Villa opened its doors this month to an estimated 500 people.  The $148 million permanent housing development is a part of Father Joe’s Villages’ (FJV) “Turning the Key” initiative to bring 2,000 affordable housing units to San Diego in an effort to solve homelessness.  Turning the Key will be funded through […] Learn More


Alila Marea Beach Resort is a November feature in Interior Design (ID) Magazine and was selected by ID as a “Best of Year 2021” Honoree. Mark Zeff served as Interior Designer on the project with JWDA providing full architectural services. Alila Marea debuted in early 2021 on San Diego’s North County coast as the Hyatt […] Learn More

Joseph Wong Honored as One of Most Influential People in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal’s 2021 edition of the SD500.

Joseph Wong, FAIA has been honored as one of the most influential business leaders in San Diego by the SDBJ, for bringing a remarkable impact to our business community and the community at large. As Founder and President of JWDA Architects, Joe is involved on every project that makes its way to the firm, including […] Learn More