Lou Jurkowski Named 2007 Women Extraordinaire

Raleigh, NC, December 12, 2007 --(PR.com)-- BJAC, P.A., (www.bjac.com) has announced that Lou Jurkowski, chief executive officer, has been named a 2007 Women Extraordinaire by Business Leader magazine. The awards are presented annually to a select group of women who have made outstanding contributions to their professions, companies and the community. Jurkowski was honored along with the other 2007 award winners at a luncheon on Dec. 6 at North Ridge Country Club in north Raleigh.

Jurkowski founded BJAC in 1994, and the architectural design firm has offices in Raleigh and Charlotte. Under her guidance, BJAC has received numerous awards, including the Excellence in Universal House Design Award from the Governor’s Advocacy Council, the Home Renovation Award from Better Homes and Gardens, the Edge Award for Rural Architecture, the Anthemion Award, the Image Award for the Town of Garner-East Garner Middle School, the Community Appearance Award from the Raleigh Appearance Commission, the 2007 Golden Leaf Merit Award for the N.C. Museum of Life & Science, and a Bronze Citation in the American School & University Magazine’s 17th Annual Educational Interiors Showcase for Bondurant Hall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

“I am honored to be named a 2007 Women Extraordinaire,” said Jurkowski. “And pleased to a part of such a distinguished and important group of women.”

About Mary Louise Jurkowski:
Lou Jurkowski, AIA, is founder and CEO of BJAC, P.A. one of the largest woman-owned design firms in the Southeast. The firm specializes in healthcare, K-20 education, research and museum projects, and provides a broad range of in-depth services to clients. Jurkowski is the first woman to be appointed to the North Carolina State Building Commission and currently serves as Chair of the North Carolina Retainage Commission. She is a member of the advisory board for the Women’s Center of Wake County and a member of Leadership North Carolina, as well as The American Institute of Architects, the North Carolina Hospital Association, the North Carolina Hospital Engineers Association, Vistage, the Society of College and University Planners, and The National Trust for Historic Preservation.

About BJAC:
BJAC, P.A. is one of the largest woman-owned architectural design firms in the Southeast. Established in 1994 by CEO and Managing Principal Lou Jurkowski, the firm specializes in healthcare, K-20 education, research, museum, and municipal 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 www.bjac.com.

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