BJAC Showcases Architectural Services in China

Local Architecture Firm Signs with Longistics and Rare Bird Trading Company to Exhibit at Suzhou Industrial Park International Commodities Exhibition Center.

Raleigh, NC, October 19, 2011 --( Dan Fields, AIA, principal and CMO at BJAC, pa (, an architectural firm offering services for specialized, complex institutional projects, has announced that the firm has signed with Longistics, a full-service provider of global logistics solutions, as well as Rare Bird Trading Company, to showcase its services at the Suzhou Industrial Park International Commodities Exhibition Center in Suzhou, China. BJAC specializes in healthcare, K-20 education, research, museum projects and municipal projects, and plans to participate in the medical and academic medicine construction market in China using US facility and technology models at the Exhibition Center, which will celebrate its grand opening in late fall 2011.

The Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) International Commodities Exhibition Center offers U.S. companies the opportunity to reach millions of new customers interested in purchasing American products or services. It is a continuous exhibition space that can be used as a forward staging area of products or services for sale and distribution in China, as well as re-export to other Pacific Rim countries.

“I want to help North Carolina businesses sell their goods and services in China, because that leads directly to jobs for North Carolinians,” said N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue. “The Suzhou Industrial Park International Commodities Exhibition Center will help North Carolina companies market themselves in China. The Center’s goals could help double U.S. exports by 2015, which could realize up to 2 million trade-related jobs in the U.S.”

“Going global is a unique opportunity for BJAC,” said Fields. “Our team’s healthcare, medical and academic medicine experience, such as our project designing the new dental school for East Carolina University, has the potential to inform facilities in growing areas of China as they address the need for new technologies.”

“We are excited to be one of the first exhibitors participating at the Center,” said Lou Jurkowski, FAIA, managing principal of BJAC. “This facility provides us with an opportunity to develop relationships with Chinese architectural firms and higher education facilities.”

“Exhibitors such as BJAC represent the very best North Carolina has to offer as trade and commerce between the state and China continues to flourish,” said Pat Long, vice chairman and co-creator of Longistics, and CEO of Rare Bird Trading Company. “We are very excited for these exhibitors to showcase for the region what North Carolina is about.”

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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, FAIA, BJAC is one of the largest woman-owned architectural design firms in the Southeast, with offices in Raleigh and Charlotte. In 2010, BJAC was awarded Firm of the Year by the North Carolina Chapter of The American Institute of Architects (AIANC). Most recently, the firm was awarded the 2011 Pinnacle Steady Growth and Profitability Master Award by the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. For more information, please call BJAC at (919) 833-8818 or visit

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