|NJBIZ announced LAN Associates to the New Jersey Top Architectural Firms List in the April 9th publication. The firm jumped eight spots ahead from last year to rank within the Top Ten Firms in New Jersey.
“Over the years, our staff has grown in both size and experience, and with that comes a melting pot of creative ideas that help us push the limits on 21st century architecture,” said Ken Karle, President of LAN Associates. “NJBIZ’s recognition is a testament to the passion and creativity of our staff, which makes coming to work every day so inspiring. We thank NJBIZ for this award, and we continue to thank our staff for their commitment to the profession.”
The Architecture Department at LAN consists of a multi-disciplinary team of professionals with the conceptual understanding to turn client’s vision into a reality. The firm of approximately 90 employees consists of a diverse team of 32 architecture professionals who are experienced in the areas of education, healthcare, commercial, hospitality and mixed-use projects.
“As our projects continue to evolve, LAN continues to elevate our approach,” said Kim Vierheilig, Vice President of LAN Associates. “We have a smart, dedicated and informed team who is always on the forefront of new trends in the field. On the education landscape, we are working on a new approach to reshaping the standard classroom setting that helps students advance learning in a hands-on environment.”
This recognition comes as the industry is celebrating National Architecture Week. National Architecture Week is held every April during the month of Thomas Jefferson’s birthday. While Jefferson is known as one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, he was also a passionate student of architecture, helping to design the Virginia State Capital and the nation’s capital in Washington, D.C. National Architect Week aims to elevate the public’s appreciation of design.
In this video architects of LAN each describe themselves in one word as it relates to their career. While these architects see themselves in various ways, they all share a love for art and design that has shaped LAN Associates to be a Top Architectural Firm.