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University Medical Center at Princeton Taps Jarmel Kizel to Design47,868-SF Fitness and Wellness Center

LIVINGSTON, N.J. (February 9, 2012)—Jarmel Kizel Architects and Engineers, Inc., a full-service architecture and engineering firm based in Livingston, New Jersey, is currently providing architecture and engineering design services for a new 47,868-square-foot Fitness and Wellness Center in Plainsboro, New Jersey.

The project is a joint venture between Fitness and Wellness Professional Services and the University Medical Center at Princeton. Jarmel Kizel is providing architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection design services for the project. The project is expected to be completed in the third quarter in 2012.

“The development of hospital-based fitness and wellness centers is emerging as a huge trend in New Jersey, and throughout the country,” said Matthew B. Jarmel, AIA, MBA, and principal of Jarmel Kizel. “This will be a first-class facility for the hospital and will bring dozens of highly sought-after jobs to the community. We are pleased to be working with University Medical Center at Princeton and Fitness and Wellness team, and we look forward to the completion of the project,” Jarmel added.

Amenities of the fitness and wellness center are planned and will include a reception area, business office, child watch room, café, men’s and women’s locker rooms, fitness and cardio room, indoor pool, a spa and a community center, as well as physical therapy functions.

Extensive renovations to the existing facility include the complete demolition of the existing interior non-load-bearing partitions to accommodate the proposed fitness and wellness center, structural modifications to the building to accommodate new rooftop equipment, new entry canopies, a pool area, the installation of a new HVAC system for the building, and building additions for the new entryway.

“We are working with Jarmel Kizel on several of these fitness and wellness projects throughout out the state including facilities in New Brunswick and Maywood, and we have already completed one center in Scotch Plains with the firm,” said Gary Reidy, partner, Fitness and Wellness Professional Services. “We consider Jarmel Kizel our strategic partner for the development of these centers because they understand our needs, and their full-service architecture and engineering platform promotes quality control, enhances the design and creates optimum functionality of the center.”

About Fitness & Wellness Professional Services, LLC
Fitness & Wellness Professional Services, LLC (F&WPS) was formed to provide fitness and wellness services for the advancement of the community's health and well-being. Partnering with hospitals to deliver full-service, hospital affiliated fitness and wellness centers has been determined to be the preferred approach to achieve the mission.

F&WPS not only provides its time-tested expertise but contributes capital along with its hospital joint venture partner. The equity structure of the relationship engenders aligned interests and promotes the economic well being of the enterprise. Additionally, a host of collateral benefits accrue to the health care provider.

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