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Jarmel Kizel’s MEP Studio Develops Design for New Dormitory at Rutgers University

in Camden, New Jersey

LIVINGSTON, N.J. (March 2, 2011)—Jarmel Kizel Architects and Engineers, Inc., a full-service architecture and engineering firm based in Livingston, New Jersey, is designing the mechanical and plumbing systems for a new 12-story dormitory on Rutgers University’s Camden Campus. As part of the design-build team, along with Brian Trematore Plumbing and Heating, Jarmel Kizel’s mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) engineering studio is preparing engineering construction documents that will be used in permitting and constructing the project. These documents will be coordinated with other designs for building systems, as well as structural and electrical designs.

“It is quite encouraging for New Jersey and our education system that there is new construction underway at one of our state’s most recognized universities,” said Matthew B. Jarmel, AIA, MBA and principal of Jarmel Kizel. “Our team is diligently working to provide Rutgers with a seamless HVAC and plumbing design to meets its construction schedule.”

This is the first new student housing facility to be constructed on the Camden campus since 1989. Located on the southern 300 block of Cooper Street, the 161,653-square-foot building will include 102 units to accommodate 350 graduate students. Most of the units will be configured as three- and four-bedroom apartments and will include bathrooms, kitchens and living areas in each. The housing facility also will include 7,000 square feet of ground floor retail.

For this project, Vladimir Ayzenberg, director of Jarmel Kizel’s MEP studio, is leading the team which includes Kordian Homentowski, senior project designer, and Lucian Nicolae, project designer.

Jarmel Kizel is an expert in architectural and engineering design in the education sector having completed numerous projects for both public and private facilities. The firm also has completed more than 25 projects for Rutgers University on its Newark campus including a building addition to the campus police station, and renovations to the bursar’s office and the Golden Dome athletic center. In addition, Jarmel Kizel designed new offices at the office of student life and leadership, the conversion of a conference facility into a computer lab and the design of psychology testing rooms in the psychology laboratory.

Jarmel Kizel also has significant experience in designing high-rise residential buildings similar in scope to this facility including The Thread, a 15-story, 151-unit luxury multifamily building and Hudson Heights, a ten-story, 96-unit condominium building, both located in Union City, New Jersey.

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