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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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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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