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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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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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