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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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Hammer Museum Bridge Nearly Complete

The John V. Tunney pedestrian bridge at Hammer Museum, above the institution’s large garden courtyard, is nearly complete. For the first time since the Museum’s opening, the 2nd floor western permanent galleries will finally be connected to those on the east; encouraging visitors to explore all sides of the institution and giving curators more flexibility. The tapered, 33-foot-long span bridge, designed by Michael Ma
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Emerson College Secures Business Council Grand Prize

Emerson College has been in the news a lot lately; most recently as the Grand Prize winner of the Los Angeles Business Council (LABC) Awards. The project opened to students in January 2014, and since then has continued to be in the news as one of the hottest projects of the year in LA. JAMA provided structural engineering to longtime client Morphosis on the design, which features two residential towers that bookend o
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JAMA Projects Win Big at LABC’s Annual Awards

Three JAMA projects received honors at this year’s Los Angeles Business Council Architectural Awards.  Emerson College Los Angeles won Grand Prize at the event while the Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the MLK Jr. Inpatient Tower Renovation for the County of LA both won Healthcare Awards. Moderated by Sam Lubell of the Architect’s Newspaper, the 44th annual awards hosted approxima
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San Diego Airport Project Wins 2014 CTF Aviation Project

On May 22, 2014 the California Transportation Foundation (CTF) held its annual awards event to honor project excellence across all modes of transportation. Competing with built work across California in the public and private sector, the Green Build Expansion project at the San Diego Airport, the first LEED Platinum Aviation Project, took home the honor of “Aviation Project of the Year.” Principal in Char
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Perot Museum Continues to Evolve

The Perot Museum announced an exciting partnership with the National Geographic Society this week, a move that showcases the continued evolution in the facility’s programming. The five-year deal will give the Perot Museum access to National Geographic’s inventory of films, special access to their traveling exhibitions and benefits for museum members with regard to National Geographic merchandise and travel. In turn,
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Emerson College Featured on Cover of Architectural Record

Architectural Record has featured the Emerson College Los Angeles campus as their cover story in the April 2014 issue.  JAMA design the structure for this jaw-dropping addition to Sunset Boulevard in the heart of Hollywood. With a hybrid steel frame and concrete structure, the 107,000-square-foot building contains dormitories for as many as 217 Emerson students (about 130 are now in attendance) as well as classrooms
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