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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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San Diego Airport Project Receives LEED Platinum Designation

The San Diego Airport expansion, with structural engineering design by JAMA, has been awarded a platinum certification by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. The project is the first commercial airport terminal in the world to earn this designation, the highest possible achievement in sustainable construction. The project, dubbed the “Green Build,” included both a 460,000 square-foot expansion
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Valley Regional Middle School Project Update

Since an initial campus opening in 2012, the LAUSD Valley Region Middle School #3 in Sun Valley has engaged students in new ways. With three main buildings totaling 48,000 square feet across 9 acres, the project is full of amenities and features, including a 6,000 square-foot amphitheater that seats up to 1,000. The steel and concrete structure extends from the south of Building C and utilizes tapered steel beams tha
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Broad Museum Announces Free Admission

When Eli and Edythe Broad gave a hard hat tour of the Broad Museum’s construction last week, invited guests and news media thought they would see soaring spaces and a flurry of construction activity. They got all of that and more, as the couple announced that upon completion in late 2014 admission to the museum will be free. John A. Martin & Associates has provided structural engineering on the building’s “veil”;
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LAX Tom Bradley Terminal Opens

The Grand Hall and five passenger gates at LAX’s Tom Bradley Terminal officially opened this week to traveler fanfare and visits by significant past and present City dignitaries. The unveiling ceremony took place on September 18 and in the coming weeks the full range of upscale, local restaurants and shops will open for business. In the interim, passengers can explore and enjoy duty free shopping, free wi-fi and amen
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