John A. Martin & Associates

Kaiser Riverside Cirby Earns Top Honors at Design Excellence Event

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 cons
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2018 Marks JAMA’s 65th Anniversary

Spring 2018 marked JAMA’s 65th anniversary, a proud occasion highlighted by our newly renovated office space filled with talented staff leading the firm into the future. Since our founding in 1953, JAMA has continually expanded services, fostered new leaders, and pioneered the use of technology to support clients. Today, JAMA applies lessons learned from 65 years of structural engineering with a range of advanced tec
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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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Steel Goes Up at Cal Poly Pomona

Project Manager Matt Timmers recently led project engineers Mario Leon, Mike Brown and Parbi Boodaghian on a site observation visit to review elevated concrete slab, concrete shear wall, and link beam construction on the firm’s most recent Cal Poly Pomona effort. Anticipated to open in Fall 2018, the College’s Student Services Building (SSB) is a 140,000 square foot visual and academic gateway to the campus. Providin
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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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Memphis Pyramid Honored With Structural Engineering Award

Principal Steven C. Ball attended the Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC) annual conference to accept an honor for the Bass Pro Shops at the Memphis Pyramid project. JAMA’s efforts to transform what was originally a sports and entertainment complex in the shape of a traditional Egyptian pyramid into a mixed-use in the retrofit/alteration category.
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