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Natural History Museum Project Receives Go Ahead

In such bleak times it’s nice to receive some uplifting news, particularly about projects that support our collective learning and community-building. The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County expansion is the second large-scale effort undertaken for this institution by JAMA Partner Jackie Vinkler, this time in collaboration with Frederick Fisher and Partners. Referred to as the Natural History Museum Commons,
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Skid Row Housing Trust Plans Mass Timber High Rise in DTLA

What started as a design competition is now moving into the next phases of EIR and design as the Alvidrez! JAMA is once again pushing the envelope on this effort; this time through mass-timber modular high-rise design in a project that also provides much needed permanent supportive housing in LA. Located on East 5th Street in the Skid Row area of Downtown LA, the 14-story structure will offer 150 studio apartments fo
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JAMA’s SoCal Office Featured as Inspiration Worthy

JAMA’s LA Office was featured among ten inspiration-worthy workspaces on Archinect’s Pinterest Board. Our space, showing the breakroom cubbies that are often used for casual meetings, semi-private conversations or even as lunchtime quiet spots, was the highlights, and was featured among other spaces for Shake Shack, Presidio Venture Capital, Diane Von Furstenberg’s Headquarters, and Camp Fenix. Spaces were all
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Kaiser Riverside Cirby Earns Top Honors at Design Excellence Event

The new 210,000 square foot Kaiser Riverside Cirby Medical Office Building in Roseville received a well-deserved honor last night. Completed with architect HOK as a replacement facility, The Riverside Cirby facility took home the Design Excellence Award in the New Construction over $10M / Lean Culture category. The award was given by Kaiser Permanente in recognition of the contributions of KP professional design cons
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Project Manager Kent Kaewaen Wins National Mentoring Honor

JAMA is thrilled to share the news about Kent Kaewwaen, P.E., S.E.‘s honor as a 2019 ACE National Mentor of the Year! Well done, and well deserved! JAMA’s Kent Kaewwaen has been selected as an ACE National Mentor of the year! This significant honor was given to only five mentors across the country, and includes recognition in an upcoming issue of Engineering News-Record, as well as participation in the National
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JAMA Project Manager Celebrates 20th “JAMA-versary”

With 70 employees, celebrating a JAMA-versary is a common occurrence around the office, but it’s always a special day when someone hits a milestone like 20 years. Dr. Hossain Ghaffari, Ph.D., a Project Manager at JAMA, did just that last month. When asked what’s been the special thing that’s kept him at the firm for all these years he replied “JAMA’s professional environment, where ethical and technical matters are h
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New Associate Principals – Diane Duvand and Matt Timmers

Recognizing the contributions of up and coming leaders, John A. Martin & Associates is pleased to announce that Diane Duvand and Matt Timmers have been promoted to Associate Principal. They join the leadership of Partners Barry Schindler, Jackie Vinkler, Kal Benuska, Shane Fitzgerald, Steve Ball, Trailer Martin, Managing Partner Kurt Clandening, and Principal Satish Matani. Diane and Matt have a combined thirty-
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And the Winner Is……..

JAMA was thrilled to learn that the structural design for “Agrifolia Major” won a Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) Excellence in Structural Engineering (EISE) award! The project – a 14’-3” tall, 20’-9” long x 22’ wide sculpture by internationally acclaimed artist Nancy Rubins – utilizes a unique structural framework to allow the expression of multiple animals of cast iron, bronze
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2018 Marks JAMA’s 65th Anniversary

Spring 2018 marked JAMA’s 65th anniversary, a proud occasion highlighted by our newly renovated office space filled with talented staff leading the firm into the future. Since our founding in 1953, JAMA has continually expanded services, fostered new leaders, and pioneered the use of technology to support clients. Today, JAMA applies lessons learned from 65 years of structural engineering with a range of advanced tec
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Ben Rogowski Elevated to Project Manager

JAMA has started off the New Year with another promotion, elevating Structural Engineer Ben Rogowski, SE to Project Manager. Ben’s new title is an acknowledgement of his exceptional engineering and leadership skills, and his efforts to expand JAMA’s already comprehensive advanced technology skills. He and other’s efforts are moving JAMA’s capabilities beyond mere production further into structural design and analysis
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