LAN Associates, a full service, engineering, planning, architecture, and surveying firm, recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary. Founded in Paterson in 1965 by John A. Lacz and now based in Midland Park, NJ, LAN Associates employs nearly 80 people. Since its creation, LAN Associates has completed over 29,000 projects throughout the region and works on over $100 million dollars of construction projects each year for municipal, educational, hospitality, ecclesiastical, senior living, and private clients.
LAN Associates 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 a second location in Goshen, Orange County New York and a satellite office Trumbull, Connecticut.
Its most recent high profile project was the design of the James Monroe Elementary School in Edison that was destroyed in a 2013 fire.
Today on “Live From Trenton” we will learn about trends in building in New Jersey, architectural changes over the years and the challenges posed in dealing with major projects with municipalities, churches, schools and private companies as we speak with LAN Associates President Kenneth Karle. He is in charge of architectural design and architectural engineering and is in charge of master planning, conceptual design, feasibility planning, and project management for all major architectural projects for LAN Associates.