BJAC to Participate in 2010 N.C. Main Street Conference

Raleigh, NC, January 23, 2010 --( Lou Jurkowski, CEO at BJAC, pa (, an architectural firm offering professional services for specialized, complex institutional projects, has announced that Jim Briglia, an architect at the firm, will conduct a tour of the Tryon Palace N.C. History Education Center on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. in New Bern, N.C. as part of a walking tour for the 2010 N.C. Main Street Conference. The theme of the conference is “Downtown: The Key To Recovery.” BJAC leads the design and construction team that has been working on the N.C. History Education Center. The history center, which is located on six acres adjacent to the east side of Tryon Palace at South Front and Metcalf streets, will feature four major galleries, a 202-seat performance hall, education and conference spaces, and a waterfront exhibit and event area. Project designers collaborated with the downtown community during the planning process.

“We are pleased that Jim was invited to be a part of this event to update the public on this great project,” said Jurkowski. “This will be an excellent conference and will showcase downtown revitalization in North Carolina.”

- The conference will last three days and will provide sessions on timely topics, including Economics of Historic Preservation, The Mom and Pop Store: Minding the American Dream and Green Downtowns: Tips and Tools for Making Your Main Streets More Environmentally Friendly.

- Plenary Sessions will feature Don Rypkema, a noted speaker on the economics of downtown revitalization and long-time friend of Main Street; Doug Loescher, director of the National Trust Main Street Center, who has more than 25 years’ experience, and Jon Schallert, and internationally recognized small business expert.

- For more information visit the North Carolina Department of Commerce Web site at

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About BJAC:
Architectural firm BJAC, pa, offers professional services for specialized, complex institutional projects. The firm provides design expertise to healthcare, K-20 education, research, museum and municipal clients, along with a broad range of in-depth services, including architectural design, pre-design, programming, design, master planning, interior design, construction management, contract administration and design build. Established in 1994 by CEO and Managing Principal Lou Jurkowski, BJAC is one of the largest woman-owned architectural design firms in the Southeast, with offices in Raleigh and Charlotte. For more information, please call BJAC at (919) 833-8818 or visit

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