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Jarmel Kizel Gives Raritan Center a Facelift

LIVINGSTON, N.J., SEPT. 29, 2008, Jarmel Kizel Architects & Engineers, Inc. has been hired by the Azarian Group to perform architectural and civil engineering services for the renovation and expansion of this 60,000-square-foot retail center in Sayreville, New Jersey. The scope includes a new 10,000-square-foot Pad building, which will be utilized by The Learning Experience, a child development center, a complete renovation of the 60,000-square-foot, building’s façade and site improvements including parking lot refurbishment as well as landscaping.

“We have significant experience with retail shopping center design and roll out projects of this type,” said Matthew B. Jarmel, AIA, MBA, NCARB, principal of Jarmel Kizel Architects & Engineers, Inc. “This project can be categorized as “Smart Growth” for we are revitalizing an existing 60,000 sf building and taking advantage of existing impervious coverage to expand the center with a new 10,000 sf retail pad. The versatility of the services we offer make our firm ideally suited for an assignment of this type for we are providing civil engineering for the site plan design and architectural and engineering services for the buildings. “

Renovations to the existing 60,000-square-foot building will include renovation to the existing façade; a facelift for the entire center; parking, lighting and landscape improvements; and a developed sign plan, including storefront sign upgrades.

Located in Midland Park, New Jersey, The Azarian Group, L.L.C. is a privately-held, full service property management/development organization engaged in the acquisition, development, management, leasing, insuring, construction and financial management of retail, commercial and investment properties for its own portfolio as well as third parties. They currently own and manage over 750,000 square feet of space in 15 properties throughout New Jersey and New York, with more than 250 tenants, as well as rental properties in Pennsylvania and Florida. Their total portfolio is valued at over $275,000,000.00.


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