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JAMA Moves to New Office Space

JAMA’s new office – in the same building in Downtown Los Angeles but on the south side of the 4th floor – features bright interiors, ergonomic stations and plenty of community. After months of hard work, consolidation of papers and files, and regular treks to the opposite end of the building, JAMA employees have settled into new digs; Suite 400 of the Federal Reserve Building. The new layout groups employ
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JAMA Goes Hiking

A fearless group of JAMA employees and friends headed out on a winter hike in January to enjoy LA’s beautiful weather and explore some of the parts unknown outside of the office. The outing explored the Old LA Zoo Hike, a just under 4-mile hike through a seldom-used part of Griffith Park in Los Angeles. With spectacular views of nearby Glendale and the San Gabriel mountains as well as up-close experiences with
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JAMA + Job Fairs

We’ve seen a lot of foot traffic in and out of the office these days, particular with swag in hand. Why – because it’s job fair season! JAMA actively seeks out inquisitive, motivated interns and employees from higher education institutions. This year JAMA engineers Adena Nik, Kurt Clandening, Greg Orozco and others have participated in job fairs at UC San Diego, UC Los Angeles, Cal Poly San Louis Ob
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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 Rings in the Holidays

JAMA always celebrates the holidays in a big way, but this year brought the competition (and cheer) to new levels. An in-office decorating contest started off the season and was an opportunity for staff to showcase their creativity, especially considering that the pending move to the other side of our building meant this was the last holiday celebrated in our current space. Marketing Director Evita Oseguera received
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The Future of Technology Article By JAMA’s BIM Director

JAMA’s BIM Director Marcello Sgambelluri authored an article for AutoDesk on the future of Virtual Reality (VR) within the design industries. The article is a powerful acknowledgement of the changes coming to the design and construction industry, and JAMA’s capabilities in this technological arena. Through a dedicated VR station and Marcello’s assistance, teams use virtual environments and gaming technologies to visu
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JAMA Gets into the Halloween Spirit

JAMA takes our holidays seriously, and Halloween is no different. As part of the firm’s monthly happy hour gathering, a friendly pumpkin carving contest got everyone in the Fall spirit. Employees and friends displayed amazing skill and creativity in their efforts – with everything from scary to political to funny pumpkins. The winner was the Pumpkin Burger, complete w/ pumpkin fries!
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JAMA Employees Rise to the Challenge for the YMCA

This September a group of JAMA high steppers took on 75 stories of the US Bank Tower in DTLA, which is home to the tallest stairwell west of the Mississippi. The effort was not only good for the group’s lungs but served as an important fundraiser for YMCA. Every dollar raised supported YMCA community programs in and around Downtown Los Angeles, including supporting YMCA program participation for children, teens
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JAMA Triathletes Compete for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Last Sunday, JAMA’s first triathlon team made up of Mike Brown, Sam Domiati and Larry Pitkin, took to the beaches and streets of Malibu to compete in the Malibu Triathlon Classic Relay. Money raised by the Nautica Malibu Triathlon goes to the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ Pediatric Cancer Research Program, which is dedicated to curing and preventing childhood cancers. The program provides groundbreaking treatments
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Kaiser Opens Chino Grand – A New Approach to Healthcare

JAMA celebrated alongside Kaiser Permanente, HDR Architects and Whiting Turner Contracting Company last month at the opening of Chino Grand, a 50,000 square foot, LEED Gold facility that is ushering in a new approach to healthcare. Considered a Health Hub, Chino offers traditional clinical services such as physician offices, exam rooms and labs, but integrates technology such as digital membership cards, express chec
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