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I Martin John A. Martin & Associates, Inc. (JAMA) is an internationally recognized structural engineering firm founded in 1953 and headquartered in Los Angeles, California. With affiliate offices in the western United States, JAMA is one of the largest privately-owned structural engineering companies in the nation.

JAMA is recognized by owners, architects and peers as a partner and collaborator in the design and construction process; delivering exceptional client service and design solutions that balance technical precision, cost appropriateness and architectural intent.The firm is committed to advancing structural awareness and applications among its clients and employees, and applies advanced structural research via an in-house research and development entity to projects of all types, size and complexity.

read more › Under his leadership the firm built a solid reputation for client service, technical excellence and a commitment to people. Although founded as a Los Angeles-based practice, JAMA quickly began delivering structural services beyond Southern California and even today operates as a dominant player on landmark projects within the Western United States. Work and notoriety grew rapidly for JAMA through the fifties and sixties setting the precedent for steel, long span truss, and concrete tower structures as a hallmark of JAMA's extensive capabilities.

read more › Comprised of six Partner-level engineers, JAMA's Leadership Group ensures the firm delivers on its core values of design excellence and the highest levels of customer service. The group was established and mentored over the course of several years by Senior Partner John A. "Trailer" Martin, Jr. as part of the office's management evolution. In order to effectively plan for and lead the firm within our increasingly complex industry, Partners assume responsibility and oversight within one of five functional areas addressing JAMA's management, design and production.

read more › Our most valuable asset is our staff. When John A. "Jack" Martin founded the firm in 1953 he selected and nurtured a team of individuals that were dedicated to engineering and committed to their clients but who recognized that their collective strengths were greater than their individual talents. For 60 years JAMA has continued to build on this premise, applying our collective research, innovation and experience to add value to thousands of projects worldwide. Today, JAMA employs nearly 50 in the firm's Los Angeles headquarters and draws upon the resources of staff in 8 affiliate offices.

read more › John A. Martin & Associates (JAMA) has been a part of the Southern California community for over fifty years, and is dedicated to helping students, young engineers, and those in need. One of JAMA's longest-standing relationships has been with the ACE Mentor Program of America, an organization focused on increasing awareness of high school students to career opportunities in architecture, construction and engineering. The firm is teamed with John Marshall High School in Los Angeles and the Applied Technology Center in Montebello, providing mentoring and scholarship opportunities for students in a manner reflective of the diverse school population.

read more › John A. Martin & Associates, Inc. (JAMA) specializes in structural engineering services, and has maintained this concentration for over 60 years. JAMA's capabilities in structural design extend to types and sizes or projects, for both private and public clients worldwide. Utilizing the latest design techniques, computer applications, and proven engineering concepts, JAMA derives structural solutions based on efficiency, economic feasibility, and support of a project's architectural intent and expression.

read more › Throughout our history, JAMA has demonstrated capabilities in structural design for all project types and sizes, completed in both the private and public sectors. Utilizing the latest design techniques, computer applications, and engineering concepts, JAMA creates structural systems based on efficiency, economic feasibility and consistency with each project's architectural theme. The firm has designed numerous structures in zones of high seismicity and routinely performs nonlinear, linear, static, and dynamic seismic analyses of complex structures.

read more › John A. Martin & Associates, Inc. offers a professional, supportive work environment that focuses on real-world experience and a collective pursuit for professional excellence. We pride ourselves on our family-like culture that supports open dialogue, diversity, and fun. If you would like to submit your information, please send a cover letter describing the position you would be applying for and your resume info@johnmartin.com. Proven excellence in University coursework related to structural analysis and behavior of building structures; Building code application and performance based design a plus.

read more › Since the firm's inception John A. Martin & Associates (JAMA) has placed a strong emphasis on the development of its staff and the cultivation of prospective employees. The Los Angeles office of JAMA provides paid summer internships to undergraduate and graduate level engineering students. Introduction to all phases of a building's construction from the engineers perspective from schematic design to design development to construction documents and administration. Structural design across a wide variety of materials (timber, masonry, steel, and concrete).

read more › 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, Matt is currently leading several mass-timber structural design efforts and assisting clients in learning the environmental, schedule and in some cases cost benefits of this structural system.

read more › Structural design of tall buildings is as much an art as it is an analytical experience. The team of John A. Martin & Associates is intimately familiar with both the analytical requirements and the structural artistry that is required to produce an efficient, cost effective, and safe design of tall buildings. Our staff includes graduates with doctoral degrees as well as many other licensed structural engineers who have design, detailed, and seen projects through the construction phase of the work.

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