ENR California Awards Atmosphere with Best Projects 2018

Atmosphere has been honored with an Award of Merit for the Excellence in Safety category by ENR California Best Projects 2018. Each year, ENR California assembles an independent group of judges to review, score and determine final winners.  Work was evaluated on the ability of the project team to overcome challenges; contribution to the industry […] Learn More

UTC Luxury Apartment Tower slated to open in early 2019

JWDA was retained by Westfield Group to perform full architectural services on a 23-story luxury apartment tower in University Town Center, La Jolla, California.  The topping-out ceremony was celebrated earlier this month with completion slated for early 2019.  This is Westfield’s first residential project in the United States. The 300-unit development features studios, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom units, all with private balconies.  Amenities […] Learn More

Construction Begins on 137-unit affordable project in San Ysidro

JWDA was retained by Chelsea Investment Corporation on a 137-unit affordable apartment complex in San Ysidro.  Construction began in September with a projected completion of late fall 2019.  This $43.2 million project is comprised of six three-story buildings at Paseo La Paz.  The San Diego Housing Commission and Casa Familiar have partnered with Chelsea and […] Learn More

Design Approval for Monsaraz Inn, A Hilton Tapestry Collection

The City of San Diego and Planning Commission recently approved the design for Monsaraz Inn, A Tapestry Collection by Hilton located at Garrison St and Rosecrans in Point Loma.  JWDA is providing full architectural services on the project. The nearly 50,000-SF Monsaraz Inn is comprised of 92 guestrooms with amenities including a grand lobby, lounge, […] Learn More

Amid San Diego’s housing crisis, micro-unit developer works to clear path for more micro-housing

Micro-Units in San Diego As a big proponent of Urbanism and forward-thinking trends, JWDA is excited to be a part of the design team for The Nook.  There is strong individual, community and city support for developing micro-units in San Diego; and projects like The Nook will soon transform our traditional ideas on urban housing. […] Learn More

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