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Cal Poly Pomona ARB Project in Civil Engineering Magazine

JAMA’s Cal Poly Pomona Administrative Replacement Building (ARB) has been published in Civil Engineering Magazine. This 8-story structure – referred to as a ‘groundscaper’ – symbolizes the mission of the university and will serve as the campus “front door” for prospective students, returning students, and alumni. Construction of the project will begin in the latter part of 2016, an
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USC Michelson Center is Rising Quickly

Groundbreaking took place just last October, but already the Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience – slated to be the largest building on the University of Southern California’s campus – is out of the ground. At 190,000SF, the facility will be the foundation for a new collaboration between USC’s Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and the Viterbi School of Engineering. Housing 20-30 invest
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The Six Prepares for Move-In

JAMA’s latest Type V project is preparing for residents to move in. “The Six”, a 4-level, wood-framed project over a 1-level concrete podium will provide 57-units of affordable housing, support services and rehabilitation for disabled veterans. Located in the Los Angeles neighborhood of MacArthur Park (not far from JAMA’s office), The Six breaks tradition by de-emphasizing private space that fosters isolation –
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NOHO West Mixed Use Project Taking Shape

Drawings are almost finalized for NOHO West, a transformation of LA’s North Hollywood neighborhood Laurel Plaza Mall into a pedestrian-oriented mixed-use community. The shopping center, originally opened in 1955, was hit hard by the 1994 Northridge Earthquake, leaving a freestanding Macy’s as the only surviving structure from the quake. The new development will consist of a series of low-rise structures featuring apa
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Downtown LA’s Nokia Theater Renamed Microsoft Theater

The Nokia Theater at LA Live is being re-branded to the Microsoft Theater. JAMA completed structural design on the original 7,100-seat venue as part of the larger LA Live! Complex, and is involved in the re-brand as well. Our efforts include review of the existing buildings and the anchorage design which will make way for a new 50ft x 50ft Microsoft name and logo. The overhaul is the latest investment in SoCal for Mi
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Crown Perth is Topping Out

John A. Martin & Associates is providing structural engineering services in collaboration with our Las Vegas affiliate, John A. Martin & Associates of Nevada, on the 1.1M square foot expansion of the Crown Perth Casino and Resort. Located in the coastal town of Perth, Australia, the project includes a 400 room, 22 story hotel tower and a podium expansion containing a car park, convention center expansion, a
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It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane…It’s a Drone!

John A. Martin & Associates is providing structural engineering services for several of Downtown Los Angeles’ newest towers. One of those notable efforts is Trumark Urban’s development at Grand and Eleventh (TEN50) which recently broke ground. The 151-unit project is touted as the first ever to offer a drone landing pad. Located on a 6th floor amenity deck, the space is intended for Amazon deliveries. The compan
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LA’s Marlborough School Begins Arden Project Construction

After years of planning, land acquisition and approvals, the Arden Project on the Marlborough’s School’s campus in the Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles has begun construction. The effort, which will be complete in time for the 2016 – 2017 academic year, includes a new garden, a full-size, multipurpose field, expanded tennis courts, the Caryll Mudd Sprague aquatics center, the Seaver Pool, a fitness and wellne
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MLK Hospital Opens for Business

After years of work by the JAMA team and MANY others, the MLK Outpatient Center has celebrated a ribbon cutting and is opening to the public on June 17th. Services will be provided beginning in July and a formal dedication ceremony will be held in August, 2015. With five operating rooms for outpatient surgical procedures, rehabilitation services and a wide array of diagnostic services, the facility is already being h
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Memphis Pyramid Celebrates Opening

The Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid in Memphis, TN opened to great fanfare this past weekend. JAMA provided seismic retrofit and renovation design services for this complex project, which turned a 20,000-seat event arena into a Bass Pro Shop Retail space and wilderness-inspired hotel called the Big Cypress Lodge. As one of the largest retail stores in the world, the facility includes general and specialty retail areas,
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