BJAC Wins Triangle Business Journal SPACE Award for City of Medicine Academy

BJAC Project Named Top State/County/Municipal Project.

Raleigh, NC, April 11, 2012 --( Dan Fields, AIA, principal and CMO at BJAC, pa (, an architectural firm offering professional architectural and design services, has announced that the City of Medicine Academy, which was designed by BJAC for Durham Public Schools, received a SPACE award from Triangle Business Journal in the top state/county/municipal project category. Located at 301 Crutchfield St. in Durham, N.C., the City of Medicine Academy is a $7 million facility that was established for high school students interested in pursuing a career in health care. The SPACE Awards are given to the strongest economic development projects, innovative commercial real estate developments, and largest commercial real estate transactions of the year in the Triangle.

“The City of Medicine Academy was an exciting choice for the Triangle Business Journal’s SPACE award,” said Fields. “This Durham Public Schools project presents an innovative, hands-on education model for high school students with an interest in health care careers.”

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-The City of Medicine is located adjacent to Durham Regional Hospital. Welty Building Co. was the general contractor on the project.

-The three-story facility is 40,000 square feet and can accommodate 400 students.

-The project received funding from a 2007 referendum, and the program is supported by the following local institutions: Durham Public Schools, Duke University, Durham Technical Community College, N.C. Central University and UNC-Chapel Hill.

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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