BJAC Pa Elevates Principals to Partnership Status for a Total of Four Partners

Dan Fields and Mark Sealy Assume Financial Ownership of Architectural Firm.

Raleigh, NC, April 20, 2012 --( Lou Jurkowski, FAIA, LEED BD+C, founder and managing principal of BJAC, pa (, an architectural firm offering services for specialized, complex institutional projects, has announced that Dan Fields, AIA, principal at BJAC Raleigh, pa has become a partner in the firm, along with Mark Sealy, AIA, LEED AP, design leader of BJAC and principal of BJAC’s Charlotte office. The elevation of Fields and Sealy to partnership status brings the total partner strength in the firm to four individuals. While Jennifer Amster, AIA, LEED BD+C, Knowledge Leader, principal and director of higher education projects at BJAC, pa has been a partner since 2008, she is also increasing her ownership at this time.

“Dan, Mark and Jennifer are three firm leaders who have been driving business focuses for BJAC,” said Jurkowski. “They have worked to transform the firm through systems, infrastructure and culture. Their personal and professional commitment has made our firm stronger as they provide architectural leadership to firm operations, including client relationships and great project work. I am incredibly pleased to open this new chapter in the history of BJAC as these three lead the firm toward a new and exciting future.”

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- Fields’ background includes more than 20 years managing projects from $1 million to more than $100 million, including many multi-architect teams. He specializes in higher educational and K-12 facilities and has designed everything from brand new facilities, to prototypes, to renovations and additions. His professional affiliation is with American Institute of Architects, and he is registered as an architect in both North Carolina and Kentucky.

- Sealy has more than 20 years of experience designing higher education, K-12, commercial and community college projects. He maintains professional affiliation with American Institute of Architects and is registered as an architect in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. He is also certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).

- Amster has more than 15 years of industry experience and has managed BJAC’s largest education projects, with some totaling in the hundreds of millions of dollars. She maintains professional affiliations with American Institute of Architects and Society for College and University Planning, and is registered as an architect in both North Carolina and Virginia.

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 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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