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Jarmel Kizel Completes Work On The Deron School Addition In Montclair, New Jersey

LIVINGSTON, N.J., JULY 7, 2008 — Jarmel Kizel Architects & Engineers, Inc. recently completed full-service architectural, engineering, MEP-engineering and structural engineering services for The Deron School in Montclair, New Jersey. Civil engineering services were provided by Jarmel Kizel Witczak Land Planning and Design, LLC a subsidiary of Jarmel Kizel, which specializes in civil engineering and site plan design. The project is currently under construction.

“Our expertise in the education sector and our firm’s ability to provide the services and designs to meet the specific needs of special needs schools, made this a very meaningful project for us,” said Matthew B. Jarmel, AIA, MBA, principal of Jarmel Kizel Architects & Engineers. “It is very gratifying to help build facilities that benefit communities, especially when you understand the positive impact these schools will have for the children that occupy them.”

Jarmel was hired to design the three-story, 15,000-square-foot addition to the original 1912 school, a state-approved private day school that provides programs for special needs children. The expansion was designed to improve facilities and upgrade the school to meet the Department of Education’s facility standards. To achieve these results, Jarmel Kizel ensured that the building would be handicap accessible, have state-of-the-art classrooms and specialty instructional rooms for speech, occupational therapy, physical therapy and occupational training purposes.

Jarmel Kizel managed the entitlement process for the client by preparing necessary drawings to obtain use variances and they also developed a strategy for The Deron School’s presentation to the zoning board.

Deron Schools are state-approved private day programs established to provide educational opportunities for special-need students, ages five to twenty-one, who cannot be served in a regular classroom setting by the special education programs of their local districts. The Deron Schools are uniquely qualified to develop the academic, social and emotional potential of these children.


About Jarmel Kizel Architects & Engineers, Inc.
Headquartered in Livingston, N.J., Jarmel Kizel Architects and Engineers, Inc. is a full-service integrated architecture, engineering, interior design and energy consulting firm serving a distinguished client base of commercial and residential real estate companies, and a myriad of corporations throughout the Northeast.  The company employs registered architects, interior designers, professional engineers, LEED-AP professionals and technical support personnel that provide clients with a single source for all of their facility needs from architectural design, interior design, structural, MEP and civil engineering, to energy solutions and product procurement management services.  For more information, contact the company’s Livingston headquarters at 973.994.9669 or visit