Matt Timmers

Mass Timber Code Changes Go Into Effect

It’s official!! As of July 1st, California Building code now permits high rise mass timber buildings up to 18 stories. The work of JAMA Principal Matt Timmers, in his role as a member of the International Code Council (ICC)’s Ad Hoc Committee on Tall Wood Buildings, has helped this process along. In addition to initiating an office-wide initiative to advance research and applications into seismically active zones, Ma
Read More

Principal Matt Timmers Speaks at Mass Timber Conference

JAMA Principal Matt Timmers was a speaker at Advancing Mass Timber Construction 2020, a virtual conference focused on optimization, design and delivery of mass timber structures. Matt spoke on September 29th of the 20-day conference and was joined by architect Sindhu Mahadevan of Perkins + Will. His topic, “Setting up a Collaborative Design-Assist Process With All Project Partners to Optimize Project Delivery&#
Read More

JAMA Announces Leadership Promotions

Now, perhaps more than ever, our industry is looking to leaders to guide us through uncertain times ahead. At JAMA we are proud to announce our leadership has been strengthened with the following promotions. Here’s to an amazing group of fearless leaders and their ability to not only help JAMA survive, but thrive. Well done! Matt Timmers, Principal Ben Rogowski, Associate Principal Greg Orozco, Associate Principal Ju
Read More

Alvidrez High Rise Housing Uses Mass Timber Frame

What began as a competition to explore mass timber in high-rise design in California has blossomed into a fully funded supportive housing development. Located in Skid Row, the Alvidrez is a 14-story tower containing 150 studio apartments and “support spaces” on the ground floor, which will include case management, individual and group counseling, and group activities to improve the health and well-being of residents.
Read More

Getting Cozy with Godzilla at the Cinerama Dome

Sometimes it’s amazing what engineers do for their jobs. This week JAMA Associate Principal Matt Timmers and Project Manager Hossain Ghaffari got warm and cozy with Godzilla at the top of the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood. When the two arrived for a site visit to check loads and cable anchors of the inflatable monster on top of the structure, they expected to simply take a look from the ground and discuss the installati
Read More

New Associate Principals – Diane Duvand and Matt Timmers

Recognizing the contributions of up and coming leaders, John A. Martin & Associates is pleased to announce that Diane Duvand and Matt Timmers have been promoted to Associate Principal. They join the leadership of Partners Barry Schindler, Jackie Vinkler, Kal Benuska, Shane Fitzgerald, Steve Ball, Trailer Martin, Managing Partner Kurt Clandening, and Principal Satish Matani. Diane and Matt have a combined thirty-
Read More

Work with Morphosis Architects Heats up on OCMA Project

For years JAMA has been involved in the on-again/off-again effort to bring the Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) to life. In May the Museum unveiled its latest plans for the new state-of-the-art facility, located adjacent to the Segerstrom Center which also showcases JAMA structural design. The new 52,000 SF venue focuses on connecting to the Segerstrom site and expanding art exhibition space and arts education. An
Read More

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
Read More