BJAC Releases Podcast On Healthcare Design

From: MMI ASSOCIATES, INC.
Published: Wed Aug 27 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 healthcare design. In this podcast, Fred Wolters, architect and healthcare leader for the firm, discusses the importance of designing healthcare facilities that are flexible, adaptable and timeless in order to accommodate the long lifespan of healthcare facilities and the rapid development of healthcare technology. He addresses the role of design in the overall healthcare system and what design can and cannot do. Wolters examines what is being called a healthcare crisis because of the increased number of aging patients as well as how hospital design is addressing sustainability concerns. 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 healthcare design.
In this podcast, Fred Wolters, architect and healthcare leader for the firm, discusses the importance of designing healthcare facilities that are flexible, adaptable and timeless in order to accommodate the long lifespan of healthcare facilities and the rapid advance of healthcare technology.
He addresses the role of design in the overall healthcare system and what design can and cannot do.
Wolters examines what is being called a healthcare crisis because of the increased number of aging patients as well as how hospital design is addressing sustainability concerns.
This podcast is available for download at www.bjac.com/podcasts.

Quotes:
"Designing healthcare facilities requires attention to detail, big picture thinking and the ability to build not just for your own time but for subsequent generations, as well," said Jurkowski. "Right now there is a lot of change happening in the healthcare arena and we are honored for the opportunity to use architectural design to help address those changes."

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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