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

Nook East Village – Micro Units on Trend in Downtown San Diego

Nook East Village is a 91-unit Single Room Occupancy (SRO) development located at the corner of 15th and K Streets in the East Village neighborhood of downtown San Diego.  The Nook’s SRO micro units are affordable by design and deliver a new housing option to the downtown community. Completion is slated for summer 2018. The […] Learn More

SD Home and Garden

The JWDA team is excited to have our Founder & President, Joseph Wong, FAIA, featured in the April edition of San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles.  This esteemed publication has long been a resource to our firm and it is with great pride and humility that Mr. Wong and his vision for JWDA is acknowledged. “Keeping it […] Learn More