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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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JAMA Represents ENR’s ‘Best of the Best’

In early January Partner Jackie Vinkler served as a judge for ENR Magazine’s ‘Best of the Best’ awards program, which recognizes the nation’s best projects and project teams. The award process is the culmination of a nearly year-long effort put forth by dozens of industry judges and the ENR editorial team to identify the pinnacle of design and construction achievement in the entire U.S. among projects completed betwe
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JAMA Staff Add Engineering Credentials

JAMA staff are constantly evolving in terms of their professional and personal skills, including adding engineering credentials. This month several JAMA staff members passed important milestones, including Project Manager Ben Rogowski (right) passing his SE exam and David Dorier-Sammut (left) passing his CE exam. Additionally, Kent Kaewwaen, Greg Orozco and Shane Fitzgerald attended a DSA Academy Class on Structural
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Kent Kaewwaen Named Project Manager

Structural Engineer Kent Kaewwaen was named a Project Manager at JAMA this month, a recognition of his leadership skills, technical expertise, and professional participation. A specialist in the education sector, Kent brings extensive knowledge of structural design and retrofits within K-12 and university environments. Current projects include the Venice High School Comprehensive Modernization with NAC Architects and
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JAMA’s Work on Broad Museum Veil Honored by NCSEA

The National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) has honored JAMA’s design for the Broad Museum’s exterior “Veil” with a 2017 Excellence in Structural Engineering Award! The veil at Los Angeles’ Broad Museum is a structural exoskeleton that drapes over the building’s interior. As the defining feature of this world-class institution, this porous yet absorptive screen made of 2,500 fiberglass reinforce
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Chinese Hospital Earns ENR Award

Chinese Hospital’s New Patient Tower has captured an Award of Merit from Engineering News- Record (ENR) in the Healthcare category. The new 8-story steel moment frame patient tower for this general acute-care hospital includes one level below grade and seven levels above. It houses 54 acute care beds and 22 skilled nursing beds within 99,181 gross square feet. Congratulations to Partner Jacqueline Vinkler, Project Ma
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John A. Martin & Associates Announces Leadership Changes

JAMA is making adjustments to the firm’s leadership structure. After 38 years as President, John A. “Trailer” Martin, Jr. has turned the day-to-day management of the firm to partners Steven Ball, Kal Benuska, Shane Fitzgerald, Barry Schindler, Jackie Vinkler, and Kurt Clandening. Within this group Kurt Clandening, a 29-year veteran of the Los Angeles area, will assume the role of Managing Partner. JAMA has built a re
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Kaiser Oncology Center Featured in Design Showcase

The Kaiser Permanente Kraemer Radiation Oncology Center has been featured in the Healthcare Deign Showcase. The Magazine’s showcase offers a collection of the year’s best design and architecture in the healthcare industry. JAMA collaborated with CannonDesign on this award-winning, LEED Gold Certified project. Opened in the Fall of 2015, the 16,000 square foot, glass-enclosed facility focuses on a highly supportive ca
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Costa Mesa School Receives Sustainability Award

Costa Mesa’s Enclave Middle School was selected to receive a 2016 USGBC Sustainable Innovation Award / Merit Award in the Energy & Atmosphere category! JAMA is proud to have served as the structural engineer of record on this project with HMC Architects. The award was conferred at USGBC-LA’s 12th Annual Green Gala on November 10th.
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Memphis Pyramid Honored With Structural Engineering Award

Principal Steven C. Ball attended the Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC) annual conference to accept an honor for the Bass Pro Shops at the Memphis Pyramid project. JAMA’s efforts to transform what was originally a sports and entertainment complex in the shape of a traditional Egyptian pyramid into a mixed-use in the retrofit/alteration category.
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