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John A. Martin

JAMA Employees Rise to the Challenge for the YMCA

This September a group of JAMA high steppers took on 75 stories of the US Bank Tower in DTLA, which is home to the tallest stairwell west of the Mississippi. The effort was not only good for the group’s lungs but served as an important fundraiser for YMCA. Every dollar raised supported YMCA community programs in and around Downtown Los Angeles, including supporting YMCA program participation for children, teens
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JAMA’s Work on Broad Museum Veil Honored by NCSEA

The National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) has honored JAMA’s design for the Broad Museum’s exterior “Veil” with a 2017 Excellence in Structural Engineering Award! The veil at Los Angeles’ Broad Museum is a structural exoskeleton that drapes over the building’s interior. As the defining feature of this world-class institution, this porous yet absorptive screen made of 2,500 fiberglass reinforce
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JAMA Triathletes Compete for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Last Sunday, JAMA’s first triathlon team made up of Mike Brown, Sam Domiati and Larry Pitkin, took to the beaches and streets of Malibu to compete in the Malibu Triathlon Classic Relay. Money raised by the Nautica Malibu Triathlon goes to the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ Pediatric Cancer Research Program, which is dedicated to curing and preventing childhood cancers. The program provides groundbreaking treatments
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Work Begins on LAUSD’s Venice High School Modernization

JAMA was part of the winning Design-Build pursuit for Venice High School’s comprehensive modernization, and is getting underway on designs with Architect NAC and Contractor Hensel Phelps. The project, which will upgrade existing infrastructure and campus-wide structures, will also construct multiple new venues. New construction includes two, two-story classroom buildings, a gymnasium with faculty offices, specialty c
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Chinese Hospital Earns ENR Award

Chinese Hospital’s New Patient Tower has captured an Award of Merit from Engineering News- Record (ENR) in the Healthcare category. The new 8-story steel moment frame patient tower for this general acute-care hospital includes one level below grade and seven levels above. It houses 54 acute care beds and 22 skilled nursing beds within 99,181 gross square feet. Congratulations to Partner Jacqueline Vinkler, Project Ma
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Site Work Almost Complete at LA BioMed

Design might be complete on the new LA Biomed project, but construction-related activity for Project Manager Greg Orozco and his team is just beginning. Over the last week of June, DPR Construction exported 3,500 cubic yards of soil in preparation for the project’s mat foundation. The new foundation will require 3,000 cubic yards of concrete, about the size of an Olympic swimming pool. This month construction begins
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