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USC Michelson Center Celebrates Long Awaited Opening

After three years of construction one of the largest buildings on USC’s campus in now complete. The Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience celebrated a ribbon cutting last week, marking an important step forward in cutting edge bioscience research for the University. The 190,000 square foot facility unites both scientists and engineers in bioscience research related to new drug therapies, high-tech diagnostics an
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Kaiser Permanente Murrieta Center Opens

Located on the corner of Antelope and Keller Roads, the new Kaiser Permanente Murrieta Medical Offices are open! The 83,000 square foot facility offers care options for Kaiser Permanente members in the Murrieta, Temecula, and Wildomar areas. The Medical Offices feature an innovative, patient-centric design that takes advantage of natural light and ventilation. In addition to the Medical Offices, the facility provides
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Lincoln Elementary Classroom Building Complete

One of JAMA’s latest classroom / multi-use buildings opened last month at Lincoln Elementary School in LA Crescenta, California. Developed as part of the State’s Overcrowding Relief or “ORG” program, 50% of the project funds were given by the State to reduce the number of portable classrooms on overcrowded school sites and replace them with permanent facilities. The ORG project at Lincoln Elementary consists of
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JAMA’s Work on Broad Museum Veil Honored by NCSEA

The National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) has honored JAMA’s design for the Broad Museum’s exterior “Veil” with a 2017 Excellence in Structural Engineering Award! The veil at Los Angeles’ Broad Museum is a structural exoskeleton that drapes over the building’s interior. As the defining feature of this world-class institution, this porous yet absorptive screen made of 2,500 fiberglass reinforce
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Steel Goes Up at Cal Poly Pomona

Project Manager Matt Timmers recently led project engineers Mario Leon, Mike Brown and Parbi Boodaghian on a site observation visit to review elevated concrete slab, concrete shear wall, and link beam construction on the firm’s most recent Cal Poly Pomona effort. Anticipated to open in Fall 2018, the College’s Student Services Building (SSB) is a 140,000 square foot visual and academic gateway to the campus. Providin
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Site Work Almost Complete at LA BioMed

Design might be complete on the new LA Biomed project, but construction-related activity for Project Manager Greg Orozco and his team is just beginning. Over the last week of June, DPR Construction exported 3,500 cubic yards of soil in preparation for the project’s mat foundation. The new foundation will require 3,000 cubic yards of concrete, about the size of an Olympic swimming pool. This month construction begins
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JAMA Provides Engineering for National Veterans Memorial & Museum

JAMA Partner Steven C. Ball and his team have been hard at work collaborating with structural engineers at Knippers Helbig and Allied Works Architecture on the National Veterans Memorial & Museum. JAMA is the lead structural designer and SEOR for the project which features a concrete arched structure with glass curtainwall. Located in Columbus, Ohio, the facility is a world-class, state-of-the-art museum and mem
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Irvine Spectrum Expansion Well Underway

A Macy’s department store once stood where Irvine Spectrum’s newest one- and two-story retail is being constructed. JAMA has been working with the Irvine Company and Architects Orange on the project, which will include twenty new stores divided by a wide walkway concourse/paseo. JAMA’s scope also includes a 400 square foot pavilion/shade structure and minor alterations to existing structures that will remain. The pro
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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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Glendale Library Reopens After Extensive Rehabilitation

JAMA employees Barry Schindler and Ben Rogowski attended the reopening of the Glendale Central Library, completely closed to the public for 8 months as part of a 5-year design and renovation effort. JAMA provided structural engineering for the project, which reorganized and enhanced the overall quality of the original 1960’s two-way reinforced waffle-slab structure. New dual entries on the north and south ends connec
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