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 environment, world hunger, affordable health care, global financial policy, border and transportation security, and more. On the outside, the six-story structure is a stunning example of the school’s gothic Romanesque architecture, complete with graceful arches and Gothic flourishes. JAMA worked in collaboration with HKS Architects on the facility, which was completed last fall.
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-surgical inpatient beds for patients who are recovering from surgery or are recuperating from acute illnesses will be housed on the 2nd floor. A green roof and a design that expresses nautical themes that mimic sails on the nearby coastal waters help achieve the hospital’s sustainability goals. The 10,678-square foot high-efficiency central energy plant will be the new primary source of utilities serving future patient care facilities on campus. Congratulations to architect Perkins + Will and the entire project team!
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 Maltzan with John A. Martin and Guy Nordenson engineers, will officially open early next year. The bridge’s flanks will be made of white painted steel, and its flooring will consist of composite metal deck and concrete slab. The bridge’s angular curve not only offers a distinctive design for the modern art museum, but allows more natural light into the courtyard. For more information, and a timelapse video of the structural steel erection, check out the Architect’s Newspaper article here.
The holidays are a great time at JAMA, with tins of the traditional JAMA red tin of popcorn everywhere, the whir of projects being wrapped up before the New Year, and our involvement with the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree. As sponsors, JAMA employees sign up to provide toys and gifts for 21 children ages 2-13 in the community that may not otherwise receive anything at the holiday. Also as part of the holidays, JAMA staff celebrating milestone anniversaries received their gold pins at the annual holiday party. Matt Timmers, Greg Orozco and Cliff Huoh celebrated 10 years with the firm, while Patti Hedges celebrated 15 years. Suzie Halim celebrated 20 years and George Nakabara enjoyed an amazing 40 years with the firm. Congratulations to all!
Two more JAMA employees have earned their DBIA certification this month; a result of completing a rigorous series of coursework and a formal exam for the nationally recognized Designated Design-Build Professional™ (DBIA™) certification. Barry Schindler, SE and Ryan Anderson, SE, will now be displaying “DBIA” after their names, identifying their expertise to design-build end-users and the industry at large as a professional experienced in this form of project delivery. Barry has participated in many of the firm’s most rigorous design and construction projects and is currently involved in the D-B effort for SDSU’s Basketball Practice Facility. Ryan has been involved in several D-B efforts, most recently the Terminal 2 and Airside Expansion at San Diego Airport.
Steven Ball, SE has become the first engineer to be inducted into the Los Angeles chapter of Lambda Alpha International, an honorary society for the advancement of land economics. This collection of developers, real estate attorneys, brokers, financial professionals, government officials, architects, and (now) structural engineer, focuses on sharing ideas, best practices, and ongoing dialogue about the ownership and use of land and buildings, specifically within topics such as transportation, energy, urban and rural land use, housing, environmental quality, public utilities, and natural resources. Induction into the society is by invitation only, so congratulations Steve!
The recently completed Emerson College Los Angeles project has been honored again; this time with a 2014 Bentley: Be Inspired Award for Innovation in Building. The honor, one of only seven Special Recognition Awards, was announced at Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure 2014 Conference in London. The awards are special recognition of the extraordinary work of Bentley users improving the world’s infrastructure. The conference, which included global executives in the world of infrastructure design, construction, and operations, featured presentations and sessions exploring the intersection of technology and business drivers, and how they are shaping the future of infrastructure delivery and investment returns.
JAMA is thrilled to be working with CO Architects of Los Angeles on a second University of Arizona Science facility. After the resounding success of the U of A Health Sciences Education Building in Phoenix, our firms are once again working together – this time on the Biosciences Partnership Building. The proposed 10-story structure will include 245,000 square feet of neurosciences, health-care, cancer and medical research space on the Phoenix Biomedical campus in downtown Phoenix.