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Work Begins on LAUSD’s Venice High School Modernization

JAMA was part of the winning Design-Build pursuit for Venice High School’s comprehensive modernization, and is getting underway on designs with Architect NAC and Contractor Hensel Phelps. The project, which will upgrade existing infrastructure and campus-wide structures, will also construct multiple new venues. New construction includes two, two-story classroom buildings, a gymnasium with faculty offices, specialty c
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Work Begins on Moreno Valley Medical Center Projects

JAMA has begun work under Partner Shane Fitzgerald and Project Manager Justin Chung on two projects at the Moreno Valley Medical Center; a Diagnostic and Treatment Addition, and a Central Utility Plant replacement. The new two-level Diagnostic and Treatment (D&T) Addition totals 68,393 square feet and will include renovation of 14,516 square feet of existing space in the hospital. The new replacement Central Uti
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JAMA Selected for HATCH at Bioscience Corridor Project

JAMA Engineers are hard at work on Schematic Design for the HATCH project, a flexible, multi-tenant lab and office space for emerging bioscience and tech companies. The project, designed in collaboration with BAM Architecture Studio, includes the adaptive reuse and conversion of an 80-year old, 22,000 square foot wooden bow truss factory and warehouse north of Downtown Los Angeles in the newly created Bioscience Corr
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Santa Monica City Services Project Kicks Off

Design is scheduled to begin this month on one of the most anticipated projects on the Westside – the City Services Building for the City of Santa Monica. JAMA is pleased to provide structural engineering services on the 50,000 sf structure to be delivered by the Design-Build team of Hathaway Dinwiddie and Frederick Fisher Partners. The project, which will meet the rigorous standards of the Living Building Challenge
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JAMA Starting on U of A Biosciences Building

JAMA is thrilled to be working with CO Architects of Los Angeles on a second University of Arizona Science facility. After the resounding success of the U of A Health Sciences Education Building in Phoenix, our firms are once again working together – this time on the Biosciences Partnership Building. The proposed 10-story structure will include 245,000 square feet of neurosciences, health-care, cancer and medical res
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JAMA Selected for Apple Campus Glass Structure

John A. Martin & Associates has been selected to provide structural engineering for the AC2 Auditorium project on Apple’s Cupertino campus. The structure will house an underground 1,000-seat auditorium off the main R&D ‘Mothership’, and culminate in a circular glass entry pavilion reminiscent of their retail stores. Principal Steven Ball will head the project for JAMA and brings over a decad
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JAMA to Work on New Heritage Park Sport Complex at Irvine’s Great Park

JAMA has been selected to work with NBBJ architects’ Los Angeles office on the design of more than 64,000 square feet of structures in the Heritage Park Sports Complex in Irvine, California. The square footage is spread across eight structures that include ancillary structures associated with 17 championship-level soccer fields, 6 baseball fields, 5 softball fields, volleyball courts and a maintenance building. Addit
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JAMA Chosen to Peer Review Downtown LA Tower

John A. Martin & Associates has been selected to Peer Review one of the tallest planned developments in Los Angeles. Standing 50 stories, 820 Olive Street will contain 583 residences above 4,500 square feet of ground floor commercial space. The project will be developed by the Onni Group, one of North America’s leading private real estate developers, and designed by Cannon Architects.  This structure needs to und
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JAMA Begins Work on Two New Wood-Framed Mixed-Use Projects

John A. Martin is pleased to be working again with long-time partner Brooks + Scarpa on two new wood-frame housing projects. The Six in the MacArthur Park neighborhood of Los Angeles is an affordable housing project for the Skid Row Housing Trust and will consist of four levels of Type V (wood frame) housing over a single level of on-grade parking. The project is targeting LEED Gold. Gateway Apartments is the second
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JAMA and the Northridge 20 Symposium

On January 17th, JAMA commemorated the 20th anniversary of the Northridge Earthquake by participating in a symposium discussion in Los Angeles. Entitled Northridge 20, the event brought together top engineers, state leaders and emergency management experts for a two-day discussion highlighting the impacts of the magnitude 6.7 event. Dr. Farzad Naeim, JAMA’s Director of Research, spoke about Performance Based Design G
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