As part of JAMA’s annual holiday celebration the firm presented a host of commemorative pins marking employee’s ongoing dedication. Given each year since 1997, the pins are given to employees that have celebrated a milestone anniversary of any five-year increment. 2013 recipients included Steve Ball, Kim Carden, Mike Brown, Lena Chan, Nergal Daniel, Colin Leung, Larry Pitkin, Ryan Anderson and Trish Yu (5 years); Kurt Clandening and Rudy Gunawan (10 years); Mark Day, Hossain Ghaffari, Sonia Pena, Marcello Sgambelluri, and Walter Steimle (15 years); Andrew Besirof, Ivy Policar, and Victor Tampinco (25 years); Jenni Shishido (30 years); and Roger DiJulio and Raul Oseguera (35 years).
John A. Martin Associates (JAMA) was selected by Clenergy America as a long-term and local US partner. JAMA has worked with Clenergy for quite some time, developing a calculator that allows the firm the estimate more accurately the embedment depth and leg spacing of the mounting solutions at various stages of a project. JAMA will continue to hone our model and provide stamped structural calculations for large commercial and utility PV projects across the 50 States, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and Guam. Clenergy, a technology company which designs, manufactures and distributes a range of renewable energy products for the Solar Photovoltaic market, is headquartered in China but has seen rapid expansion in its American, Australian, German, Japanese and United Kingdom markets.
JAMA formally celebrated a milestone event last night at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles; it’s 60th year in business. Nearly 400 employees, clients, colleagues and friends gathered in Disney’s BP Hall to celebrate the firm’s accomplishments and bright outlook for the future. Thank you to everyone who has helped JAMA reach an incredible level of success over our history. We look forward to many more years of impeccable service, outstanding engineering and enduring friendships!
As a long-time supporter of the ACE (Architecture, Engineering, Construction) Mentor Program of America, JAMA has been nominated as this year’s ACE Mentor Engineering Firm of the Year. ACE mentors high school students across the US; inspiring them to pursue careers in design and construction. It’s now the construction industry’s fastest-growing high school mentoring program, reaching over 8,000 students annually. JAMA has long worked with students of John Marshall High School in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, and are currently in our first year working with the Applied Technology Center in Montebello. Final news on which firm wins the Engineering Firm of the Year will take place at the ACE Spotlight Awards Event on February 27, 2014.
JAMA is thrilled to have served as Structural Engineer for the UC Irvine Claire Trevor School of the Arts Contemporary Arts Center by Ehrlich Architects, one of the honorees at this week’s DBIA Awards Gala. Held during the National Design-Build Conference and Expo in Las Vegas, the Gala included presentations to a total of forty eight projects within various categories. UCI was a top winner, taking home honors in the Excellence in Design category (one of only three projects given this designation) and also a Design-Build Honor Award in the Educational facilities category.
Cal Poly SLO’s Warren J. Baker Center for Science and Mathematics is complete! John A. Martin & Associates served as the Structural Engineer for this 189,000 square foot, six-story, multidisciplinary landmark building. Located in the center of campus to powerfully symbolize the central nature of science and mathematics in the university’s polytechnic curriculum, the facility was designed by ZGF Architects of Los Angeles and will be a focal point during the University’s upcoming Parent’s Weekend. The official dedication of the building will take place Friday, November 1, 2013.
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”; a series of 2,500 white cast-concrete panels that make up the lacy facade. This honeycomb-like construction appears to hover over the building, and is almost an entirely separate structure from the facility’s “vault” as it is supported on three different points, including a 57-foot beam that plunges five feet below the sidewalk. This structural approach helps with seismic considerations since it was designed to (gently) rock independently from the rest of the building in the case of a seismic event.
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 amenities not previously available at LAX such as a children’s play area. JAMA’s design of the project’s curved moment frame concept enabled what Fentress Architects refers to as “putting travelers inside the curl of a giant wave.”