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Structural Topping Out for HSIB in Tucson

The commemorative last steel beam was put into place recently at the UofA Health Sciences Innovation Building (HSIB) project in Tucson, a world-class center designed to be the vanguard for inter-professional health education in the US. The $165 million facility broke ground in 2016, and is expected to be complete by Fall 2018. Designed by CO Architects with Tucson-based Swaim Architects, the 10-story, 220,000 square
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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Gains OSHPD SPC-2 Approval

Since 2005 Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) has been working to improve research and treatment facilities and achieve the required seismic upgrades to meet OSHPD standards. JAMA was retained in 2012 by CHLA to outline scope and cost related to SB1953 requirements to remove acute care services from the two SPC-1 buildings (totaling approximately 410,000 square feet) on their Hospital campus. During this evaluati
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Caltech Labs Open for Business

The Caltech Karman labs have officially opened for business! The project, which was a design-build effort between MATT Construction, CO Architects and JAMA, included two main lab spaces. The first was the Solar Space Power Initiative located in the existing building’s subbasement, and the second was the Center for Autonomous Systems and Technologies (C.A.S.T.) lab. The CAST lab (shown) is located on the ground floor
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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 Collaborates on 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. The firms have been collaborating on the ground-up 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 memor
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