JAMA Principal Dr. Farzad Naeim will be one of two US academics and practitioners teaching a short class on state-of-the-art in seismic analysis and design of tall buildings at the School for Advanced Studies of Pavia, Italy. Scheduled for April 2-12, 2013, the class is organized by the UME Graduate School and will feature lectures, workshops and hands-on project instruction.
As part of the firm’s ongoing focus in attracting the best local and national talent, JAMA participated in three job fairs in early 2013. JAMA Principals, Project Managers and Staff held booths and talked to dozens of students at UCLA, UCSD and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
JAMA, in collaboration with Los Angeles architects of RTKL, took home the 2013 Canstruction People’s Choice Award on January 10, 2013. The team’s “aVOID Hunger” was made entirely from canned food in a 10’x10’x8’ space. The unveiling of all Canstruction designs and award judging was held as part of the monthly Downtown LA Artwalk, and proceeds from the event benefitted the LA Regional Food Bank.
County of Orange/ four building mental health campus includes a two-story Residential Crises Center with 15 short-term beds; a non-residential wellness center for people in recovery, and an education and training center for those who aspire to careers in mental health services. Facilities also include a meditation room, a patient-maintained garden and small apple orchard. The project was designed by Alexander + Hibbs AIA, Inc. of Anaheim, California.
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, Texas held its public opening on December 1, 2012, one month ahead of schedule. Designed by Morphosis Architects, the nearly 180,000 SF facility features five floors containing eleven permanent exhibit halls, a 3-D digital cinema, cafe and retail store. The project, which utilized BIM software throughout the design development process, is expected to receive LEED-Gold Certification.
JAMA’s LAX Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal Expansion project has been honored with the Innovative Structural Engineering Project of the Year by Bentley software. The program is held in tandem with an annual conference which highlights best practices behind the successful realization of projects that represent outstanding achievement and innovation in infrastructure design, construction, and operations. LAX, which was one of only three finalists, was presented by JAMA project manager Steven Ball in Amsterdam.
It’s not often stated, but JAMA maintains a sizable amount of work outside the LA area. Recently we were pleased to be a part of two winning teams at San Diego State University. Pfeiffer Partners was chosen from a group of 16 invited architects for a Strategic Plan and Project Phasing Study for the University’s Main Library, and the design/build team of JCJ Architecture/Hunt Construction was selected for the new SDSU Basketball Practice Facility.
The LAPD Metropolitan Division Facility project was awarded a 2012 Cultural Affairs Commission Award in the Unbuilt Category as part of the annual AIA Los Angeles awards event in October. JAMA is proud to be working with Perkins + Will on this exciting project in downtown LA.