BJAC Managing Principal Named Director of Government Affairs for N.C. AIA Board of Directors

Lou Jurkowski to Serve as Director on N.C. Board of American Institute of Architects.

Raleigh, NC, February 25, 2012 --( Dan Fields, AIA, principal at BJAC, pa (, an architectural firm offering services for specialized, complex healthcare, education, research and municipal projects, has announced that Lou Jurkowski, FAIA, LEED AP, and managing principal, has been named director of government affairs for the board of directors for the North Carolina Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIANC), which works to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings and cityscapes.

AIA members adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct to ensure the highest standards in professional practice. Embracing their responsibility to serve society, AIA members engage civic and government leaders and the public in helping find needed solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world. For more information, visit the North Carolina Chapter of AIA at or the national AIA website at

“It is an honor and a privilege to serve as director of government affairs on the board of directors for AIA NC,” said Jurkowski. “The AIA plays an important role in our industry, and I look forward to new opportunities to advocate with government agencies and reach out to our members, our constituents, and the community at large. I have many action items to work on for the coming year as we look to serve our members.”

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- Jurkowski established BJAC, pa in 1994 and was the first woman to be appointed to the North Carolina State Building Commission.

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 has 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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