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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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JustFab + JAMA’s Structural Expertise = Shipping Containers

Online fashion retailer JustFab needed an inexpensive yet edgy interiors look for their corporate headquarters in El Segundo. They, along with architect Moshiri Associates, turned to John A. Martin for guidance on structural engineering calculations for one of the most low-cost, yet ubiquitous materials around: shipping containers. With a space layout that establishes multiple “zones” within the office, the container
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Getting a Sneak Peek of LA’s Broad Museum

On Sunday, February 15th the Broad Museum offered a few thousand people, including some JAMA employees, the opportunity to see the third floor of the Broad Museum before exhibition partitions are permanently installed. The museum is officially scheduled to open in September 2015, but this event, titled “Sky-lit: Volume, Light, and Sound” offered visitors a chance to view the Diller Scofidio + Renfro-desig
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USC’s Dauterive Hall Is Open For Business

Dauterive Hall is as unique on the inside as it is on the outside. Located near the main entrance of USC’s Main Campus, the six-level, 98,000 sf facility provides a place where USC researchers from diverse disciplines can work together with thought leaders from other institutions around the world to tackle problems too complex to be resolved by any single discipline alone — problems related to energy and the environm
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Scripps Encinitas is Complete!

The new Scripps Critical Care Building (CCB) & Central Energy Plant (CEP) project in Encinitas, CA is now complete! The 2-story, 75,000 square foot CCB structure was driven by an increase in Emergency Department patient volumes and a periodic lack of medical surgical beds at Scripps Memorial Hospital. In response, a new department on the first floor will house 24 emergency treatment areas, and 36 new medical-surg
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