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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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JAMA Employees Promoted to Project Manager

JAMA is pleased to announce that Ryan Anderson, Kimberly Pacheco, and Lawrence “Larry” Pitkin have been promoted to Project Manager. The trio offers clients a combined 27 years of experience, and were elevated in order to recognize their leadership skills, technical expertise, and ability to effectively manage projects from design, through production and construction.
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Emerson Awarded NCSEA Honors

Emerson College Los Angeles has been selected as a recipient of a 2016 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards given by the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA). The award was conferred during an awards presentation ceremony on Friday, September 16, at the NCSEA Structural Engineering Summit in Orlando, Florida.
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JAMA’s Larry Pitkin Goes for the Gold

JAMA’s Larry Pitkin, S.E. will be travelling to the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia to compete in the 2016 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship on Sept 4th. Athletes from over 70 countries will be competing in the 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1 mile run. Live coverage of the race will be available on www.Ironman.com. More than 3,000 athletes from around the world who qualified at another IRONMAN 70.3 events wi
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JAMA’s Matt Timmers Speaks in Portugal

JAMA’s Matt Timmers spoke at the 2016 International Conference on Structures and Architecture (ICSA) in late July. The conference, held this year in Guimaraes, Portugal, is the world’s leading global conference bridging the gap between structures and architecture. Matt’s lecture on mass timber high-rise design, cost and schedule research presented the competitive advantages of wood over concrete.
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Emerson College Presented with AISC’s Highest Award

The American Institute of Steel Construction, (AISC), presented members of the Emerson College Los Angeles project team with the 2016 IDEAS2 Award for excellence in steel-framing building design. The project was the only recipient of the Presidential Award of Excellence in 2016, given in recognition of its particular accomplishments in structural engineering. To learn more about the award and the celebration, visit t
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JAMA Participates in Revit Technology Conference, Australia

JAMA’s BIM Director Marcello Sgambelluri presented at this year’s Revit Technology Conference (RTC) Australia, held May 12-14 in Hunter Valley, Australia. He presented two lectures (one on creating wonderfully parametric families; the other finding other uses for the Structural Analytical model in Revit beyond Structural Analysis). He also facilitated a lab on super cutting edge Revit Structural Modelling
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