San Diego Architectural Foundation Tours Simone Little Italy


The San Diego Architectural Foundation toured Little Italy’s newest high rise, Simone.  At 36 stories, Simone is the tallest tower in Little Italy, equipped with spectacular views of downtown San Diego and the Marina.  Developed by Trammell Crow Residential (TCR), JWDA provided full architectural services on the project, with Parisa O’Connell serving as the Interior Designer.   Please visit SIMONE to experience an aerial tour of the project.

Simone is a nearly 620,000-square-foot residential development, comprised of three levels of subterranean parking, four-and-a-half levels of podium, and tower.  The residence offers a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, and penthouses, with 32 of the 395 apartments set aside for low-income renters.  The amenity package offers tenants luxury urban living paired with lifestyle comforts that include a 16,600-SF of common outdoor decks equipped with living rooms and chef kitchen/dining areas, a state-of-the-art fitness center and yoga studio, a two-story sky lounge with indoor-outdoor elements, and a zero-edge pool and spa located at the top of the tower.  The sky lounge is a distinguishing architectural element, designed to be highly visible, as it is one of the tallest buildings in downtown San Diego.

A variety of co-working spaces including private offices, meeting rooms, study nooks, reading rooms, and a library, address the growing need to provide residents with stylish yet convenient spaces to WFH, with a speakeasy bar, hidden from public, to be enjoyed “off” hours by tenants and their guests.  The first level is split between parking and mixed-uses including residential lobby and leasing offices, a lux mailroom and package center, lounge spaces, and co-working spaces.   The LEED Gold-certified building is eco- and pet-friendly, providing wellness features for both owner and their beloved pets alike.

Design Team:

Architect: JWDA

Civil Engineer: Nasland

Dry Utilities: PowerPlus

Geotechnical Engineer: Leighton Group

Interior Designer: Parisa O’Connell Interior Design

Landscape Architect: EPT Design

Structural Engineer: KOR

Mechanical & Plumbing Engineer: Robison Engineering

Electrical Engineer: LPG Engineering