Columba Affordable Multi-family Housing Development Receives City of Chula Vista Approval

Columba Apartments is a new affordable housing development in the Millenia Community of the Otay Ranch area.  Earlier this month, Columba was given final financial approval by the Chula Vista City Council and the city’s Housing Authority. This 5-story, 200-unit multi-family development is comprised of two apartment buildings and separate 3-story parking structure.  All of […] Learn More


San Diego Business Journal’s Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Awards showcase the most notable commercial real estate projects throughout San Diego.  Only a handful of projects make the winners list, with selections reviewed by an esteemed panel of local design, real estate and urban planning professionals.  JWDA wins big this year, with Alila Marea Beach Resort […] Learn More

Principal Matthew Geaman Named San Diego County’s 2021 Men of Influence by SD Metro Magazine

Please join us in celebrating Matthew Geaman, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, NCARB, having recently been named San Diego County’s 2021 Men of Influence by SD Metro Magazine. As Principal at JWDA, Matthew is an esteemed colleague and friend, with significant ties to the architectural profession and community.  With 20 years of experience, overlapping 13 years […] Learn More

Upcoming JWDA projects in East Village featured in San Diego Business Journal

In recent years, East Village has transformed into a major residential mixed-use hub for downtown San Diego.  With development and leasing basically unhindered during the pandemic, approximately 2,100 to 2,200 apartments are anticipated to come online in the next year.  Several notable JWDA projects – 800 Broadway, St. Teresa of Calcutta Villa and 13th & […] Learn More

Belmont Village Senior Living of La Jolla Tops Out

Luxury senior living complex Belmont Village Senior Living of La Jolla Tops Out this month, with an on-track completion slated for summer 2022.  Developed by joint venture team Belmont Village and Greystar, the 209,000-square-foot tower features independent and assisted living for seniors, equipped with high-end services and amenities that are reminiscent of a five-star hotel. […] Learn More

Travel + Leisure Magazine Ranks Alila Marea Encinitas Beach Resort as 15 Best Beach Resorts in the U.S.

Alila Marea Encinitas Beach Resort coveted a spot in T+L’s 15 Best Beach Resorts in the U.S.  With 5-star amenities and breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, this recently completed boutique hotel is drawing national attention. “Alila Marea is on the pristine Southern California coast, below Orange County but just above San Diego. The resort […] Learn More

Monsaraz Celebrates Grand Opening

The Monsaraz Inn, A Hilton Tapestry Collection celebrated its Grand Opening in early June, just in time for the summer season.  JWDA provided full architectural services on the project. Located at 1451 Rosecrans Street in Point Loma, Monsaraz sits adjacent to the Americas Cup Harbor in the San Diego Bay, with easy and convenient access […] Learn More

San Diego’s Largest Residential Development Diega Tower is now Leasing

The Diega Tower by Bosa (Formerly known as Broadway Block) is complete with leasing officially open to prospective tenants.  Please find leasing information at As San Diego’s largest residential development with 617 units, – comprised of studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments – this 720,000 square-foot, two-tower structure features extensive amenities including ground level retail […] Learn More

Joseph Wong Appointed to UCSD’s Real Estate and Development Advisory Board

Joseph Wong, FAIA, has been appointed to the UCSD’s Real Estate and Development (RED) Advisory Board.  As Founder and President of JWDA, an award-winning architectural firm, Joe brings a unique perspective to the panel, having served as Prime Architect on several high-profile, multi-million-dollar developments, and with a career that has spanned for over four decades. […] Learn More

Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas celebrates opening

Alila Marea is officially open for business! JWDA is excited to present you with this noteworthy project, as published recently by the Robb Report, Hospitality Design, and San Diego Union Tribune.  The Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas has debuted on San Diego’s North County coast as the Hyatt brand’s first new-build in the United States. […] Learn More