Alexander Kristiansen Joins BJAC as Director of Healthcare

Veteran Healthcare Architect Joins North Carolina Architectural Firm.

Raleigh, NC, November 08, 2012 --( Dan Fields, AIA and principal of BJAC Raleigh, pa (, an architectural firm offering design services to healthcare, education and research clients, has announced that Alexander Kristiansen, Architect AIBC, has joined the firm as the director of healthcare. In this role, Kristiansen will lead design and the management of projects for the Healthcare group. Kristiansen has spent much of his career focused in the healthcare industry working on numerous facility types. Fluent in English and German, Kristiansen brings a national and international perspective to BJAC’s team. A financially astute architect, Kristiansen has worked in Private Public Partnership Teams and brings an awareness of funding and delivery options to all healthcare environments.

BJAC has an extensive history of working with clients in the healthcare field and designing award-winning projects. Some of BJAC’s most recent healthcare projects include work with UNC Healthcare, Rex Healthcare, ECU School of Dental Medicine, City of Medicine Academy and Randolph Hospital. The firm is dedicated to creating state-of-the-art buildings that will help improve and strengthen healthcare through functional programming, planning and design. BJAC focuses on all aspects of creating an effective healthcare facility, from increasing a building’s sustainability to ensuring outstanding building design, meaningful patient and staff experiences, and architecture that meets the demands of its program.

“We are excited to welcome Alex to our firm,” said Fields. “The healthcare industry is undergoing rapid changes due to new technology and increasing demand. Alex is a highly experienced architect and leader who will help us better serve our healthcare clients across the state. We know Alex will be instrumental in leading our healthcare team and helping clients deliver twenty-first century care.”

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BJAC, pa offers professional architectural and design services. The firm provides design expertise to healthcare, education and research 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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