A and L: Thus far, what place that you’ve designed is your favorite, and why? JJ: I have two favorites, and they were both firsts. My first project, Horton Plaza in San Diego, was the culmination—in one project—of all the new, community-oriented ideas for architecture I had been pondering for years. It was an incredible battle because it went completely against the grain of the way everything had gone to that point. But it transformed San Diego in a way that was unbelievably meaningful.