A highlight of JAMA employee’s social calendar is the Family Holiday Party – a happy hour celebration each December that invites employees and their families. This December more than 80 people, including 15+ kids, joined for ornament decorating, food and cocktails, a magic show by the one and only “Kentini”, a Santa Claus appearance, and hand-picked gifts for the kids (made possible by lists from the parents and lots of help from Amazon Santa).
Each month JAMA’s marketing department tries to shed a little extra light on a project so staff, colleagues and clients can see firsthand the ways we’re serving our clients and the industry with engineering excellence. This month’s spotlight project is The Hatch – a flexible lab and office space for emerging bioscience and tech companies. Designed by BAM Architecture Studio, the adaptive reuse and conversion transformed an 80-year old, 22,000 square foot wooden bow truss factory and warehouse into a thriving bioscience incubator. Workspaces provide multi-tenant offices, conference rooms, shared amenities, and parking for smaller companies that are interested in a community setting but are only nominally beyond their initial start-up setup. Individual tenant spaces offer both wet and dry labs with access to a shared auditorium for presentations and seminars. Structurally, the project required a voluntary seismic upgrade of the existing warehouse structure, which included new plywood roo
Senior Project Engineers Adena Nik and Sam Domiati have been busy these days with two of JAMA’s CoreSite Data Center projects. The 4-story, 175,000 SF SV8 (Silicon Valley 8) project in Santa Clara is nearly complete, with individual floor build-outs happening currently. The LA3 project has a way to go, with only steel framing complete. JAMA is thrilled to have data center projects in both NorCal and SoCal. Photo credit Tiemo Mehner/DCM.
JAMA has been involved with ACE Mentoring for decades, and this month we supported our teams at San Gabrielino High School and John Marshall High School at the ACE Build Day, held Saturday, November 16th. Students designed a multi-functional doghouse and were tasked with constructing their creations with the help of contractors and mentors, including JAMA’s own Kent Kaewwaen.
We’ve just started to get professional photos of the Kaiser Riverside-Cirby MOB, which officially opened in September of this year but is still finalizing exterior sitework. The new 200,000 square foot, 5-story MOB in Roseville used ConXtech steel moment frames integrated with prefab exterior wall panels and was designed to achieve LEED Gold. In addition to kudos for architect HOK and contractor Clark Construction, the JAMA project team also deserves a round of applause, including Shane Fitzgerald, Justin Chung, Adena Nik, Ben Kirton, and Celia Barraza. Well done, team!
From Jim Hopper of Stranger Things to Napoleon to Lego, JAMA has got it covered this Halloween! Our office held its annual costume competition, and visited with neighboring companies inside the Fed Reserve Bank building to see if ours were better (it was a close call this year). Everyone pitched in for the lunch potluck too……
The new 210,000 square foot Kaiser Riverside Cirby Medical Office Building in Roseville received a well-deserved honor last night. Completed with architect HOK as a replacement facility, The Riverside Cirby facility took home the Design Excellence Award in the New Construction over $10M / Lean Culture category. The award was given by Kaiser Permanente in recognition of the contributions of KP professional design consultants for projects that achieved excellence for Kaiser Permanente facilities across all regions. Kaiser Riverside Cirby was designed to meet LEED Gold standards, and nearly doubles the number of provider offices of the previous MOB. It also offers a larger pharmacy, a larger laboratory, and expanded services including an on-site MRI suite. The project is one of nearly 30 completed or in process with Kaiser Permanente.