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Natural History Museum Project Receives Go Ahead

In such bleak times it’s nice to receive some uplifting news, particularly about projects that support our collective learning and community-building. The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County expansion is the second large-scale effort undertaken for this institution by JAMA Partner Jackie Vinkler, this time in collaboration with Frederick Fisher and Partners. Referred to as the Natural History Museum Commons,
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Skid Row Housing Trust Plans Mass Timber High Rise in DTLA

What started as a design competition is now moving into the next phases of EIR and design as the Alvidrez! JAMA is once again pushing the envelope on this effort; this time through mass-timber modular high-rise design in a project that also provides much needed permanent supportive housing in LA. Located on East 5th Street in the Skid Row area of Downtown LA, the 14-story structure will offer 150 studio apartments fo
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St. Charles Borromeo Begins Construction

JAMA’s team of Satish M., Ben R., Pi C., Raytene H., Shane F. and Ben K. recently started construction on a new church for the Diocese of Fresno. Founded in 2011, the church – St. Charles Borromeo – is the newest within the Good Shepherd Catholic Parish in Visalia and serves the southwest portion of the City. The project’s roof structure is framed with plywood and wood I-joists supported by large glulam s
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JAMA Implements Contractor Communication Via Tekla

Shop drawing detailer and project coordinator Kelly Kim is proving how JAMA can work across the contractor/ designer divide on the Menifee Justice Center project, currently in design. She recently created a TEKLA model to coordinate our structural work with Clark Construction – part of the design and translation process intended to develop structural drawings in parallel with steel details. As a 96,000 square f
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AMPAS Opening Announced for December

We’re always searching for things to look forward to, right? At JAMA one of those things is the opening of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) Museum. The December 14th opening date was announced alongside the unveiling of the 1,000-seat David Geffen Theater on February 9th as part of the Oscars ceremony and celebration. JAMA is collaborating with NY and Germany-based Knippers Helbig on the facad
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JAMA History Comes to Light on Current Project

Senior Project Manager Ben Rogowski stumbled onto a little bit of JAMA history this week with As Built drawings of the Amestoy Elementary School in Gardena, CA. It turns out that JAMA founder John A. “Jack” Martin was the engineer of record for the original school, constructed in 1955. We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to work on this facility again, with a modernization and building addition c
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Project Spotlight: Hatch Laboratory Adaptive Reuse

Each month JAMA’s marketing department tries to shed a little extra light on a project so staff, colleagues and clients can see firsthand the ways we’re serving our clients and the industry with engineering excellence. This month’s spotlight project is The Hatch – a flexible lab and office space for emerging bioscience and tech companies. Designed by BAM Architecture Studio, the adaptive reuse and conversion transfor
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Work on CoreSite Data Centers Moving Along

Senior Project Engineers Adena Nik and Sam Domiati have been busy these days with two of JAMA’s CoreSite Data Center projects. The 4-story, 175,000 SF SV8 (Silicon Valley 8) project in Santa Clara is nearly complete, with individual floor build-outs happening currently. The LA3 project has a way to go, with only steel framing complete. JAMA is thrilled to have data center projects in both NorCal and SoCal. Photo cred
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Kaiser Riverside-Cirby MOB Officially Open

We’ve just started to get professional photos of the Kaiser Riverside-Cirby MOB, which officially opened in September of this year but is still finalizing exterior sitework. The new 200,000 square foot, 5-story MOB in Roseville used ConXtech steel moment frames integrated with prefab exterior wall panels and was designed to achieve LEED Gold. In addition to kudos for architect HOK and contractor Clark Construction, t
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Kaiser Riverside Cirby Earns Top Honors at Design Excellence Event

The new 210,000 square foot Kaiser Riverside Cirby Medical Office Building in Roseville received a well-deserved honor last night. Completed with architect HOK as a replacement facility, The Riverside Cirby facility took home the Design Excellence Award in the New Construction over $10M / Lean Culture category. The award was given by Kaiser Permanente in recognition of the contributions of KP professional design cons
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