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Jarmel Kizel Architects and Engineers Completes Upgrades at 85 Challenger Road in

Ridgefield Park, N.J.

LIVINGSTON, N.J. (April 22, 2010)—Jarmel Kizel Architects and Engineers, Inc., one of New Jersey’s most recognized architecture and engineering firms based in Livingston, New Jersey, has completed several design upgrades at 85 Challenger Road in Ridgefield Park, N.J. The firm provided architecture and engineering services for a new cafeteria, a fitness center and site improvements including landscaping and a parking deck refurbishment at the Class A office building.

When KABR Real Estate Investment Partners acquired the 235,000-square-foot Class A office building, they called upon Jarmel Kizel to provide tenant development services and to work in conjunction with their real estate broker, Cushman & Wakefield, on the marketing efforts of the building. Jarmel Kizel designed potential upgrades to the base building architecture and mechanical systems, with the intent of showing these plans to potential tenants. These efforts ultimately led to Samsung leasing 193,000 square feet of space at the building—making the transaction one of the most significant leases signed in New Jersey in 2009.

“85 Challenger Road is a very attractive, well-located office building that was in need of an overhaul when KABR acquired it,” said Matthew B. Jarmel, AIA, MBA, NCARB, principal of Jarmel Kizel. “Our team aggressively worked with KABR to modernize the space and design necessary upgrades and building amenities—we are pleased to bring their vision to reality.”

Jarmel Kizel also provided designs for the upgrades of the public spaces within the building, which needed modernizing. In addition, the firm provided engineering plans for modernizing the HVAC systems.

Irwin H. Kizel, AIA, PP, principal, served as project manager for this assignment.

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