Orchids & Onions Awards

Congratulations to JKA for wining the People’s Choice Orchid Award: The Imperial Beach Public Library, selected by the public through an online vote.

The 14,000-square-foot library was built for the city of Imperial Beach on county-owned land. Working with T.B. Penick and Sons, Inc., the architects on the design-build project included Jeff Katz Architecture, Domusstudio Architecture and Delawie.…

AIA Awards

Congratulations to JKA for winning the Savings by Design Energy Efficiency & Integration Award: Imperial Beach library, 810 Imperial Beach Blvd., Imperial Beach, CA


ENR California Announces Best Projects Award Winners

ENR California Announces Best Projects Award Winners

Congratulations to JKA for being awarded the best under $10M in Southern California for the Imperial Beach Library project!

JKA 25th Anniversary Celebration


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“Barkitecture” doghouse design-build competition

“Barkitecture” doghouse design-build competition

Congrats to the JKA and Reno team for taking first place in this year’s San Diego Humane Society and AIA San Diego’s “Barkitecture” doghouse design-build competition! The event raised funds for the San Diego Humane Society while showcasing the creativity of local San Diego designers.

Photographic tour of San Diego County Firehouses

Pablo Mason Photography

Microsoft Outlook - Memo Style

Microsoft Outlook - Memo Style Microsoft Outlook - Memo Style

Imperial Beach Library Article – Coastal Library ‘Rides the BIM Wave’


IB Article - Coastal Library Rides the BIM Wave






Imperial Beach Library Grand Opening

JKA is proud to have teamed with Design partner domusstudio architecture, Build partner TB Penick, and an amazing team of consultants to deliver the Imperial Beach Library for the County of San Diego and the City of Imperial Beach.

The 14,830 SF facility has a decidedly casual and inviting vibe and incorporates unique spaces for teens and adults alike, with a large activity area focused on the children in the community. The building components are comprised of a series of spaces, reminiscent of casual beach cottages, clad in a combination of bright, colorful wood-look tiles and integral colored stucco. A large community room and Poet’s Patio allow for views and break-out space to the adjacent Veteran’s Park.

The interiors invoke the feeling of entering the beach at the shore and transitioning through the space deeper into the ocean. The great volume of space underneath the acoustically treated wave roof encourages people to come in to learn and explore.

The facility was designed as a Zero Net Energy building, meaning that the energy it consumes annually is offset by the energy produced by the roof-mounted photovoltaic system. It is also certified by the USGBC at the LEED Gold level.

Our esteemed consultant team included Delawie, Latitude 33, Parterre, Orie2 Engineering, McParlane & Associates, Elen Consulting, and Drew George & Partners.







Delawie IB Library

Delawie IB Library

Delawie IB Library

Delawie IB Library

Delawie IB Library

Delawie IB Library


Julian Fire Station Grand Opening

The Julian Cuyamaca Fire Protection District held a grand opening ceremony for their new fire station in Julian on April 22, 2017. The new $2.3M facility is just over 6,200 square feet and includes a fire apparatus garage, administrative offices, sleeping quarters, new bathrooms, a kitchen, a day room, training area and storage areas.…

Habitat for Humanity Project

JKA was honored to donate and volunteer to work a Playhouse Project for Habitat for Humanity for a deserving 4 year old little girl named Elena. Playhouses provide a secret world where kids can create make believe scenarios that foster their development, leadership, and creativity.…

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