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Jarmel Kizel Tapped to Redesign BMW’s U.S. Headquarters in Woodcliff Lake, NJ

LIVINGSTON, N.J. (August 1, 2011)—Jarmel Kizel Architects and Engineers, Inc., a full-service architecture and engineering firm based in Livingston, New Jersey, has been retained by BMW North America to redesign its 205,000-square-foot corporate U.S. headquarters facility in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey. Built in the late 1980s, BMW has occupied the three-story building since 1988. The company is now modernizing the facility with a new look and feel as part of its growing investment and commitment in America.

“BMW is one of the most respected and profitable global car manufacturers, and to support its growth in the U.S., the company is addressing its current space issues at its headquarters facility,” said Matthew B. Jarmel, AIA, MBA and principal of Jarmel Kizel. “Our team of architects and engineers is helping BMW meet its needs by increasing density within the space, and also using workstations and lighting that foster open communication amongst employees. We also will use modern furniture and fixtures to reinforce BMW’s corporate brand and culture. This is an exciting project for our team.”

Jarmel Kizel’s architecture and engineering services for this project include space planning, existing conditions surveys, interior design, code analysis, building system review and construction documents.

“We are excited about the transformation of the office space to a more open and modern look,” said Ron Funderburk of BMW. “The new environment has helped improve employee collaboration and initial feedback from our associates is very positive,” Funderburk continued, “we selected Jarmel Kizel for this assignment based on its reputation of providing quality design services in the corporate office marketplace in New Jersey, as well as its expertise in maintaining daily business operations throughout the entire design and construction period.”

Matthew B. Jarmel, AIA, MBA, and Ritu Sohal—LEED-AP are managing this assignment on behalf of the firm. BMW also has retained Ferzan Robbins & Associates, LLC as project manager.

Jarmel Kizel has provided corporate interior design services since 1975, and is recognized as a leader in this industry. The firm is currently designing interior renovations for AGFA and Oticon, 40,000 square feet and 163,000 square feet, respectively. Jarmel Kizel also recently completed projects including a 154,000-square-foot fit-up for inVentiv Health in Somerset, and a 60,000-square-foot fit-up for Solix in Parsippany.

About BMW of North America, LLC
BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003. The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars; DesignworksUSA, a strategic design consultancy in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations throughout the country. BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group’s global manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all X5 and X3 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 Sports Activity Coupes. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 339 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 137 BMW motorcycle retailers, 107 MINI passenger car dealers, and 36 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers. BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, 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