BJAC Releases Podcast On Collaborative Design

From: MMI ASSOCIATES, INC.
Published: Wed Jul 23 2008


Lou Jurkowski, chief executive officer of BJAC pa (www.bjac.com), one of the largest woman-owned architectural design firms in the Southeast, has announced the release of a podcast on the collaborative process for designing educational facilities. In this podcast, Jennifer Amster, partner and director of higher education projects for the firm, discusses the collaborative, or participatory, design process and why it is so important to designing educational facilities. She has worked with collaborative teams on nine university campuses and more than 66 projects. Amster explains the process, outlines important factors for the success of collaborative projects and describes the primary challenges in completing the designs. The podcast concludes with Amster providing a real world example of the benefits of using the collaborative design process. This podcast is available for download at www.bjac.com/podcasts.

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Lou Jurkowski, chief executive officer of BJAC pa (www.bjac.com), one of the largest woman-owned architectural design firms in the Southeast, has announced the release of a podcast on the collaborative process for designing educational facilities.
In this podcast, Jennifer Amster, partner and director of higher education projects for the firm, discusses the collaborative, or participatory, design process and why it is so important to designing educational facilities.
She has worked with collaborative teams on nine university campuses and more than 66 projects.
Amster explains the process, outlines important factors for the success of collaborative projects and describes the primary challenges in completing the designs.
The podcast concludes with Amster providing a real world example of the benefits of using the collaborative design process.
This podcast is available for download at www.bjac.com/podcasts.

Quotes:
"The collaborative design process is one of the most effective tools for a successful educational facility design," said Jurkowski. "When it comes to educational facilities there are several important people who need to be involved in decision-making, and collaborative design provides those people with both a voice and a vocabulary for communicating their needs."

About BJAC:
BJAC pa, 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, municipal 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 500 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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