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Shaquille O’Neal Statue Unveiled at Staples Center

Los Angeles Laker Shaquille O’Neal was honored with a 1,200-pound bronze statue outside the Staples Center last Friday. JAMA staff members Matthew Timmers and James Lee provided structural engineering for the 9’ tall structure suspended 10’ above the ground, engineering the backboard that supports Shaq as well as the anchorage into the existing Staples Center structure which was reviewed for additional loads.
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Cuesta College Campus Center Finalizes Framing

The 44,000 square foot Campus Center at Cuesta College’s North County Campus in Paso Robles is finalizing framing! The two-story structure will include admin offices, admissions and records, student services, a health center, transfer and counseling, financial aid, food services, a bookstore and class- and conference rooms. In the upcoming month, the Concrete Contractor will begin installation at the second floor. Th
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Mixed-Use Retail Project Finalizes Framing in Kirkland, Washington

Construction is gaining momentum at the Village at Totem Lake, a mixed-use, design-build project in Kirkland, Washington. JAMA is providing structural engineering for this effort, which is expected to be have Phase I complete later this year. The original Totem Lake Mall was built in 1973, and has experienced varying states of vacancy and neglect. The renovation and expansion, for brands like Whole Foods, includes fi
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UofA’s SIPHER Now HSIB

The 165,000 square foot Health Sciences Innovation Building (formerly referred to as the Simulation, Inter-Professional Health, Education & Research or SIPHER building) is out of the ground! This healthcare / higher-education facility built on the University of Arizona campus in Tucson is a joint effort between JAMA and Martin, White, Griffis Structural Engineers in Tucson. In addition to flexible large, medium
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LAX Terminal 7 Starts To Take Flight

The multi-year renovation of LAX’s Terminal 7 is moving along, with two completed spaces unveiled in the beginning of December: A new, 20,000 sf United Club location with extra seating, powered workstations, modern furniture and an outdoor terrace that offers stunning views of the airport, downtown Los Angeles and the Hollywood Hills. A new, state-of-the-art security checkpoint, featuring automatic bin return, parall
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Shade Hotel Redondo Beach Opens

After years in the making, the Shade Redondo Beach is opening! Construction hit a snag in March when a water pipe burst and flooded just-completed rooms on the lower floors, but the project will finally enjoy a soft opening in September and grand opening in October as the first luxury boutique hotel in RB. If you’re in the King Harbor area check it out; the eco-friendly hotel includes a rooftop pool, restaurant
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Gateway Apartment Tenants Settling In

Tenants of the Gateway Apartments, a 21-unit complex for formerly chronically and disabled homeless individuals with severe health issues have been settling in over the summer. The project, which opened in May in Marina del Rey, is a LEED Platinum facility designed by Brooks + Scarpa Architects. It was a joint venture between Venice Community Housing and the Hollywood Community Housing Corporation.
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5 Lagunas Breaks Ground

5 Lagunas, the 926,000 SF mixed-use retail destination on the site of the original Lagunas Hills Mall, broke ground on August 5th. The first stores are expected to open in summer 2018, and during the project’s second phase, developers will build nearly 1,000 luxury apartments. The project is being designed as an urban village that city officials say will be a community gathering spot and countywide destination.
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University of Arizona SIPHER Project Moving Ahead

JAMA is well underway on an exciting project in Arizona in collaboration with Martin, White, Griffis (an affiliate office located in Tucson). The SIPHER (a.k.a. Simulation and Inter Professional Health Education and Research) project is located on UofA’s Health Science Center campus in Tucson. Designed by CO Architects, the new 220,000 SF facility will provide simulated practice situations and interaction betwe
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United Terminal Renovations Sees First Round of Openings

In early and mid-April the first phases of the LAX United Terminal Renovation project opened. New facilities associated with Baggage Claim are now open, complete with new shear wall openings and infills, new ramps, new openings in the floor for baggage as well as miscellaneous steel for signage support. The ticketing level in section B is also now open! All work on the $574-million Terminal 7/8 Renovation Project is
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