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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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JAMA Projects Honored with National Awards

Two JAMA projects have recently been honored with national awards. The Cooper Union New Academic Building, designed by Morphosis, was awarded a coveted Award of Excellence by the Architectural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (AEI) this month. In addition, the USC Engemann Student Health Center which was just opened in January was awarded a Regional Award in Healthcare from the Design
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JAMA Project Honored by Architectural Engineering Institute

The Cooper Union New Academic Building was recently awarded a coveted Award of Excellence in the Structural Systems Design category. Presented by the Architectural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (AEI), the award showcases best practices by industry professionals and publicly acknowledges outstanding achievement in design and construction. Designed by Morphosis, the LEED Platinum proj
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Steven Ball, SE Receives AISC Special Achievement Award

On April 17, 2013 JAMA Principal Steve Ball was recognized by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) for exceptional contributions to the advancement of the structural steel design and construction industry. As only one of five recipients of the annual Special Achievement Award, Steve joins the ranks of other national leaders who have demonstrated notable achievements in structural steel design, construc
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Perot Museum Opens December 1, 2012

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, Texas held its public opening on December 1, 2012, one month ahead of schedule. Designed by Morphosis Architects, the nearly 180,000 SF facility features five floors containing eleven permanent exhibit halls, a 3-D digital cinema, cafe and retail store. The project, which utilized BIM software throughout the design development process, is expected to receive LEED-Gold
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LAX Project Wins Worldwide Prize for Bentley: Be Inspired Awards

JAMA’s LAX Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal Expansion project has been honored with the Innovative Structural Engineering Project of the Year by Bentley software. The program is held in tandem with an annual conference which highlights best practices behind the successful realization of projects that represent outstanding achievement and innovation in infrastructure design, construction, and operations. LAX, which was one
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