BJAC Higher Education Project Director to Present at AIA North Carolina Design Conference

Raleigh, NC, October 18, 2007 --( Lou Jurkowski, chief executive officer of BJAC, p.a., one of the largest woman-owned design firms in the Southeast, has announced that Jennifer Amster, director of higher education projects, will speak at the AIA North Carolina 2007 Design Conference at the New Bern Convention Center in New Bern. In Amster’s presentation, titled “New Bern’s Tryon Place: Building Consensus for Success in Complex, Community-Based Projects,” she will discuss the process of revitalizing an abandoned urban riverfront site into a thriving civic center, as well as how to create a project that combines a number of complex program requirements and how to use the consensus-building approach to develop a more successful complex, community-based project. Co presenters will be William Drewer, AIA, Quinn Evans Architects; Lead Design Architect – Tryon Palace North Carolina History Center, and Philippe Lafargue, Deputy Director, Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens. For more information about the conference, visit

“We look forward to discussing the challenges of complex projects with our colleagues at AIA North Carolina 2007 Design Conference,” said Amster. “This presentation will allow participants to see the advantages of using consensus-building to create a more successful project.”

About BJAC:
BJAC, p.a. is one of the largest woman-owned design firms in the Southeast. Established in 1994 by CEO and Managing Principal Lou Jurkowski, the firm specializes in healthcare, K-20 education, research and museum projects. BJAC provides a broad range of in-depth services to its clients, including pre-design, programming, design, master planning, construction management, interior design, contract administration and design build. With offices in Raleigh and Charlotte, the firm has completed more than 450 projects to date, ranging in size from less than 5,000 to more than 400,000 sq. ft. For more information, please call BJAC at 919-833-8818 or visit

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