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JAMA Projects Win Big at LABC’s Annual Awards

Three JAMA projects received honors at this year’s Los Angeles Business Council Architectural Awards.  Emerson College Los Angeles won Grand Prize at the event while the Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the MLK Jr. Inpatient Tower Renovation for the County of LA both won Healthcare Awards. Moderated by Sam Lubell of the Architect’s Newspaper, the 44th annual awards hosted approxima
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San Diego Airport Project Wins 2014 CTF Aviation Project

On May 22, 2014 the California Transportation Foundation (CTF) held its annual awards event to honor project excellence across all modes of transportation. Competing with built work across California in the public and private sector, the Green Build Expansion project at the San Diego Airport, the first LEED Platinum Aviation Project, took home the honor of “Aviation Project of the Year.” Principal in Char
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Emerson College Featured on Cover of Architectural Record

Architectural Record has featured the Emerson College Los Angeles campus as their cover story in the April 2014 issue.  JAMA design the structure for this jaw-dropping addition to Sunset Boulevard in the heart of Hollywood. With a hybrid steel frame and concrete structure, the 107,000-square-foot building contains dormitories for as many as 217 Emerson students (about 130 are now in attendance) as well as classrooms
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JAMA’s Marcello Sgambelluri Receives Autodesk Expert Elite Title

Marcello Sgambelluri, BIM Director at John A. Martin, has been acknowledged for his contributions to the global Autodesk Community with the title of “Autodesk Expert Elite”. Joining only 180 other participants across 23 countries, Marcello was nominated and accepted for his significant contributions in time, knowledge, and assistance to the larger Autodesk customer support community. Per Autodesk, Elite m
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Steve Ball Honored for Lifetime and Notable Achievements

Principal Steve Ball, SE, will be inducted into the West Virginia Academy of Civil Engineers for lifetime and notable achievements on May 2, 2014. Steve’s induction is a reflection of his distinguished career and his contributions and services to the profession, education, and professional achievement by his alma mater, West Virginia University. This prestigious honor has only been given to a handful of alumni over t
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JAMA Honored as ACE Firm of the Year

The ACE Program engages high school students as a means of encouraging career pursuits in Architecture, Engineering and Construction. This primarily takes place through group and one-on-one mentoring to expose students to real-world opportunities, and financial support through scholarships and grants. John A. Martin & Associates (JAMA) has been involved in ACE for decades, and has been honored as the 2014 Structu
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John McKay Center Honored

The USC John McKay Center and John A. Martin & Associates were recently honored by the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Region 9 (Los Angeles) Section. As a recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Project Award in the Structural Engineering category, the project serves as an example of outstanding engineering in California. The award will be conferred during the California Infrastructure Symposium and Region 9 Awar
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John A. Martin Nominated for ACE Award

As a long-time supporter of the ACE (Architecture, Engineering, Construction) Mentor Program of America, JAMA has been nominated as this year’s ACE Mentor Engineering Firm of the Year. ACE mentors high school students across the US; inspiring them to pursue careers in design and construction. It’s now the construction industry’s fastest-growing high school mentoring program, reaching over 8,000 students a
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UC Irvine Arts Center Wins National DBIA Award

The UCI Contemporary Arts Center has been honored with a National Design-Build institute of America (DBIA) Honor Award. The Design-Build team included Ehrlich Architects and Edge Construction along with JAMA as Structural Engineer, and the LEED Platinum (pending) facility includes a unique mix of dance, performance and fine art galleries, studios, classrooms and specialty spaces. Two years ago the project won at the
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Education Projects win Structural Engineering Awards

The USC John McKay Center and LAUSD Valley Regional Middle School #3 Pedestrian Bridge earned top honors at this year’s Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) awards. The McKay Center is a flagship facility for USC’s student athletes and earned a Merit award for its multi-story design which includes a subterranean indoor football field. The LAUSD Middle School bridge was awarded an Award of
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