March 2018

JAMA Launches Women’s Round Table

2018 has unofficially been called the Year of the Woman. With 30% of JAMA’s workforce female, it was only fitting that the JAMA Women’s Round Table take shape. Spearheaded by Partner Jacqueline “Jackie” Vinkler and Project Manager Kim Pacheco, the group offers a forum for dialogue and actions that create a more supportive work environment. The group will conduct quarterly meetings with topics and speakers ranging fro
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Partner Kal Benuska Co-Leads Prefabrication Webinar

On March 21st JAMA Partner Kal Benuska co-led a webinar entitled “Designing for Prefabrication: An Engineer’s Perspective.” Presented in collaboration with Clark Pacific, the webinar focused on the firms’ joint efforts on the Stanford Escondido Student Housing project, a 4 tower plus ancillary structures residence hall project that will provide 2,400-beds for graduate students. Kal and co-host Grant Guerrieri o
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Playa Vista Urgent Care Honored with Silver Award

JAMA is proud to be the structural engineer for a Los Angeles Business Journal Silver Award winner in this year’s Commercial Estate awards. The Urgent Care facility, centrally located at Runway in Playa Vista, covers three floors totaling 31,532 square feet. Each floor offers a different type of care — Urgent Care, Primary Care, and OB/GYN and Pediatrics services. The clinic design appeals to the demographicall
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JAMA’s Fine Art Engineering Takes Center Stage

JAMA has long been involved in the engineering of major art pieces, but this month the work of Senior Project Manager Jaime Garza, SE, is on display in London’s Gagosian Gallery. For more than a decade Jaime has worked with sculptor Nancy Rubins on various pieces, including “Agrifolia Major”, the largest of the pieces included in “Diversifolia,” the artist’s first solo show at London’s Gagosian Gallery. Jaime’s work
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