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Jarmel Kizel Architects & Engineers, INC. wins 163,000-SF Corporate Interiors Project on behalf of Oticon

LIVINGSTON, N.J. (December 13, 2010)—Oticon, a leading hearing instrument manufacturer, has appointed Jarmel Kizel Architects and Engineers, Inc. to design the interior renovation at its recently acquired U.S. Headquarters space at 580 Howard Avenue in Somerset, New Jersey. The project team also includes Turner Construction, who is providing construction management services, and Strunck-Albert Engineering, who is providing engineering services.

“Our firm’s expertise lies deep in corporate interior design, and to be awarded this significant project is a testament to our successful portfolio in this sector,” commented Matthew B. Jarmel, AIA, MBA, and principal with Jarmel Kizel.

This new office space will enable Oticon to move its administrative offices and laboratory facilities to one central location. In recent years, Oticon’s continued growth in work force and operations of the U.S. Headquarters has required the company to occupy two locations in Somerset, New Jersey. The five-story office complex is less than one mile from its current headquarters building, and will be completely renovated to accommodate Oticon’s signature open work space office design and state-of-the-art laboratory facilities.

Jarmel Kizel is providing Oticon with full architecture services including programming, space planning, interior design and architectural construction documents for the fit-up of this 163,000-square-foot corporate headquarters facility. In addition, Jarmel Kizel’s structural studio will design modifications to the building structure to accommodate new rooftop equipment and an elevator, and columns will be removed to provide a clear span space for the auditorium. Jarmel Kizel also will assist with coordinating security, telephone and data, audio/visual, furniture selection and moving services for Oticon.

Thomas Hofmann, AIA, associate principal, is leading this project on behalf of Jarmel Kizel.

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