Member News — LAN Associates Commits to Stay in Midland Park Headquarters
December 6th, 2018
Amongst the various design projects that LAN Associates has in the works, the next project sits very close to home. Officials at LAN Associates have committed to a long-term lease, keeping the company in the historic Godwin Avenue, Marlow Park building with plans for an office renovation.
“Following a strategic search considering all qualitative, operational and economic parameters, the partners (of LAN) made the decision to remain in Midland Park,” said Marc Trevisan, Executive Managing Director of Cushman & Wakefield, who along with David Sherman and Mark Zaziski represented LAN Associates.
Dating back to 1871, the building includes a rich history; once home to a cotton and silk mill. Since moving to the historic space in 2001, the company has experienced a significant amount of growth and accomplishments, including recognition at the local and national level and the opening of two additional offices in Goshen, NY and Philadelphia, PA. These company milestones have created special opportunities in the Midland Park community for LAN, which ultimately led to the decision to sign a 10-year lease extension to remain in their current space.
“This was a big decision for LAN,” said Steven Ramiza, PE, Vice President of LAN Associates. “We have considered many options for the company’s future and are thrilled to announce we are staying. Our success comes as a result of our staff and the community.”
LAN’s long-term commitment brings an opportunity for a new office layout to the 20,000 square foot space. Plans include renovation of their existing space. Over the past 17 years, the company has expanded three times in their current space to accommodate it’s growing team. The renovations will bring a new design and layout to the office to create a more interactive, open flexible workspace.
“The renovations will allow us to create an updated layout with a more open space floorplan that maximizes natural light within the space,” said Laura Schluger, Associate, AIA, LAN Architect overseeing the renovations. “As transformation plans have begun, our team is focusing on the current needs of the office while also making accommodations for continued growth.”
While these updates will visually transform the office, the firm is most excited to provide employees with a new work environment. With over 70 employees in their Midland Park headquarters, the new office space will support LAN’s local commitment to their employees, the majority of which reside in neighboring towns.
Design work is now underway, and construction is expected to begin early in the new year, with hopes to complete renovations in 2019.