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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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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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