BJAC Managing Principal Lou Jurkowski Named Vice Chair for Leadership North Carolina

Jurkowski Accepts Role in Citizen Leadership and Service Organization Dedicated to Development and Improvement of North Carolina

Raleigh, NC, August 05, 2012 --( Dan Fields, AIA and principal of BJAC Raleigh, pa (, an architectural firm offering professional architectural and design services to healthcare, education, municipal and research clients, has announced that Lou Jurkowski, FAIA, LEED AP, managing principal, has been selected to serve as the vice chair for Leadership North Carolina, a program created with the mission of informing, developing and engaging local leaders by broadening their understanding of and involvement in issues and opportunities facing the state, in addition to promoting public service in North Carolina.

Established in Greensboro, N.C., in 1990, Leadership North Carolina is made up of approximately 50 citizen leaders who represent the various geographic regions and communities of the state from the public, private and nonprofit sectors. The organization encourages leaders from all areas and age ranges to be involved in each leadership class. Leadership North Carolina focuses on five areas: environment, health and human services, education, government, and economic development. Community members and leaders in each of those areas are encouraged to become involved and are important to the development and progress of the program. For more information about Leadership North Carolina visit

“It is a great honor to be selected to serve as vice chair of Leadership North Carolina,” said Jurkowski. “The organization plays a crucial role in public service and community influence in the state, and I look forward to continuing the tradition of service and building the community that Leadership North Carolina’s founders established.”

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- Leadership North Carolina’s founding leaders include Stanley M. Frank, The Honorable Henry E. Frye, Charles T. Hagan III, Marian D. Phillips and The Honorable L. Richardson Preyer.

- Currently, more than 900 leaders have graduated through the Leadership North Carolina program.

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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