LAN Associates is a full service, engineering, planning, architecture, and surveying firm founded in 1965. We service a variety of federal, state, county, and municipal governments, housing authorities, boards of education, Fortune 500 companies, foreign companies, religious facilities, and private clients. LAN’s main office is located in Midland Park, Bergen County, New Jersey; with satellite offices in Goshen, New York and Trumbull, Connecticut.

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From the Desk of Kenneth Karle


You can find these words on the back of our business cards. They sum up what we do. They encompass all areas of the consulting services we offer, not just building design, but problem solving on many fronts.

We are thrilled when we can listen to your needs and offer not only the obvious solutions, but suggest alternatives that bring the entire project to a higher level. We try to solve tangential needs while addressing why the project was needed in the first place.

Solutions are of no value if they cannot be implemented. Realistic approaches that can be built and commissioned will provide lasting benefits, sustainability and value to the user.

We love brainstorming with you and implementing solutions with lasting benefits. This iterative process goes beyond the traditional boundaries of architecture and engineering. You, our clients, bring us such fascinating projects and we are grateful for that!

Thank you for the trust and support you have all shown us through the years. We are about to begin our 50th year and hope you will celebrate that with us next summer!

Have a blessed Christmas.

Ridgewood High School Celebrates Newly Renovated Learning Commons

Ridgewood High School officially celebrated the opening of its newly renovated Learning Commons on Tuesday, November 11 at 6 p.m. The ceremony included comments by Superintendent Dr. Daniel Fishbein, Board of Education president Ms. Sheila Brogan, RHS principal Dr. Thomas Gorman and Ms. Lori Weil.

LAN was hired by Ridgewood Board of Education to design a new larger 6,500 sf Learning Commons incorporating the latest technologies to enhance both today’s different teaching methodologies and the overall student learning experience. The space was designed with different zones of activities to match specific learning experiences. Small conference rooms with various types of furniture were provided to allow different types of study and group work to take place by students and faculty. The general reading area allows for teachers to address a class in a traditional setting, however the student tables specified can be easily moved and rearranged in a variety of ways to allow for different learning zones depending on the task at hand. A small group instructional area was incorporated into the Learning Commons to allow for more focused student-teacher interaction. A large portion of the Learning Commons was designed as a lounge also inclusive of high counter seating, lounge seating, study carrels, and a new OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) center. The integrated lounge provides another type of a study environment for the students.

Take a look at the Media Center’s virtual tour

Successful Referendum at Irvington Union Free School District

LAN is pleased to announce the approval of a $4.6 million bond referendum for facility and field improvements to the Irvington Union Free School District on October 7, 2014. The referendum consisted of two categories of need: selected infrastructure improvements district wide to improve energy savings and lower operating costs and field and track renovations.

The referendum projects slated for completion in 2016 include the following:

• Meszaros artificial turf & track replacement
• East Field soil cap, irrigation, grass field
• Dows Lane – replace univents & upgrade HVAC
• Dows Lane/District Office renovations
• Site Improvements Middle School & Gymnasium
• Main St. School – Gymnasium Roof Restoration
• Main St. School – Convert boilers from oil to gas
• Dows Lane – Convert Gymnasium lights to LED
• Middle School – Add vestibules at entrances
• Campus/Main St. School – Upgrade boiler controls
• High School – Convert campus Gymnasium lights to LED

LAN Associates has been the architect of record for Irvington Union Free School District for the past 3 years and has completed various capital improvement projects throughout the District including the flowing:

• Comprehensive Drainage Study @ Middle School/High School
• Emergency Lighting installation @ Middle School, Dow Lane School and High School
• Fire Stopping, Fire Damper Installations at High School and Middle School
• Toilet Room Renovations at High School
• Main St. School – Convert Gymnasium lights to LED