Jackson’s background and business experience position him to assist with the next phase of the company’s growth
BSA LifeStructures (BSA), a nationally recognized architecture and engineering firm, is pleased to announce the promotion of Samuel (Sam) Jackson to the position of chief operating officer (COO), effective immediately. In this role, Sam will continue to develop BSA’s national expertise and growth, creating an enhanced experience for our valued clients.
Sam joined BSA in 1998 as a graduate electrical engineer and has held various roles, including principal and regional director of the Indianapolis studio. In 2016, Sam was elected to the BSA Board of Directors, where he brought inventive ideas and unique perspectives. In 2017, Sam was promoted to director of engineering. His vision for growing and strengthening the engineering team has advanced BSA in expertise and knowledge.
“I am excited about Sam joining the executive leadership team as COO,” said BSA President Tim Spence. “He is a trusted leader respected by clients and co-workers alike in Indianapolis and across our seven studios because of his calm demeanor and his can-do attitude. Additionally, Sam played an instrumental role in leading BSA’s design team during the Indianapolis’ Sidney and Louis Eskenazi Hospital.”
Sam was the engineering project lead for Sidney and Louis Eskenazi Hospital, a 1.3-million sq.ft. hospital and health campus. The 37-acre campus, one of the world’s largest LEED Gold healthcare campuses, includes a 315-bed hospital, 100-bed emergency department, 275-room outpatient center, and a faculty office building. BSA was the Engineer of Record for the Hospital and Care Center and provided BSA’s full range of services, including engineering, architecture, interior design, and planning on the Fifth Third Faculty Office Building.
“I love working at BSA, mostly because of the talented and dedicated staff. Since joining BSA over 20 years ago, I’ve dedicated my career to improving lives,” said Jackson. “As COO, I now can help continue the mission others have started. I’m excited to start this journey and can’t wait to strengthen the connection with our healing, learning, and discovery practices as we help clients address complex challenges.”
Sam holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and an MBA from Indiana University. He is a licensed professional engineer in 27 states, NCEES Recordholder, LEED Accredited Professional, and Purdue University Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certified.