The Martin Luther King, Jr. Ancillary Building, a central component of the larger MLK Hospital Expansion, was selected to receive a 2015 Sustainable Innovation Award. Presented by the US Green Building Council – Los Angeles (USGCB-LA) at their Annual Green Gala on November 12th, the project was distinguished by design, construction and operation methods that enhance not only the MLK campus but the larger community. The project’s central location offered a place for campus executive offices, which places the hospital leadership at the public entrance. A large cafeteria and healing garden provide large naturally lit public gathering spaces.
JAMA’s Joint Business & First Class Lounge designed for OneWorld Alliance partners Quantas Airlines, British Airways and Cathay Pacific has won a Best Projects Award from Engineering News-Record (ENR). Located at Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX) Tom Bradley International Terminal, the facility reflects Californian culture combined with signature elements from each airline. The space features a communal fireplace for travelers to relax and socialize around and a central glass atrium providing natural light and space. The project will be featured in the Nov. 2nd issue of ENR California and celebrated during the Best Projects Awards Event Dec 1st in Los Angeles. Congrats to the entire project team!
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 – instead establishing large public areas and green roofs that will encourage tenants to interact.
When Pio Bozzi and John Ganzi opened The Palm Restaurant in 1926 in New York they had no money to decorate. Luckily, their location on Manhattan’s Second Avenue was in close proximity to the headquarters of King Features Syndicate and attracted a large clientele of cartoonists. In exchange for their meals, artists would often draw their own creations on the walls of The Palm. This unconventional decorating tradition has continued in locations across the country, including Downtown LA, where caricatures of regulars and celebrities are added regularly. JAMA’s President, John A. “Trailer” Martin, Jr., has officially been recognized as part of The Palm’s legacy. A private event held at the end of September unveiled his caricature with a celebration among family and friends. Trailer has long been a legend among the John A. Martin & Associates family. We’re glad he’s now being recognized as one in our own neighborhood too!
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 apartments, retail, commercial, and open space. BIM has been an integral part of JAMA and architect Altoon Porter’s design process, allowing the team to evaluate alternatives for the 1950’s-era buildings, their 1990’s structural upgrades, and new structures in real time.
JAMA is proud to announce the Tunney Pedestrian Bridge at the Hammer Museum has been selected as one of this year’s AIA-California Council Architecture Merit Award Winners! With architectural design by Michael Maltzen Architecture and collaborating structural design by Guy Nordensen and Associates of New York, the project was only one of 8 recipients in the Design category. The award program celebrates outstanding architecture by commending the spirit of innovation and creativity found among visionaries who take chances and make design achievement a reality. Congrats to the entire project team!
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 Microsoft, which opened facilities in Silicon Beach in 2013 along with four new retail stores in the region.
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, and dining. The project is scheduled for completion in December 2016.