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Robbie Ferris Speaks on Public-Private Partnerships for Schools

Local Architectural Solutions Firm CEO Joins Panel Discussing New State Law at Triangle Community Coalition Lunch & Learn

Raleigh, NC, December 08, 2006 --( FirstFloor K-12 Solutions, LLC has announced that Robbie Ferris, CEO of the firm, will speak on public-private partnerships for schools at the Triangle Community Coalition (TCC) Lunch & Learn on Monday, Dec. 11 at 11:30 a.m. at the Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® building at One Eleven Place. Ferris joins Wake County Commissioner Joe Bryan and Mike Burris of the Wake County Public School System for a panel discussion to examine a new state law allowing a private entity to build a school and lease it back to a school system over a 40-year period. The luncheon costs $20 for TCC members and $30 for non-members, and payment must be received in advance to guarantee receiving a lunch. For more information and to register, e-mail

“The new public-private partnership law allows a great opportunity for area school systems to handle the massive growth they currently face,” said Ferris. “This panel discussion provides an excellent platform to explain how the private sector, local school boards and elected leaders can work together and use the law for everyone’s best interests.”

About FirstFloor K-12 Solutions:
FirstFloor K-12 Solutions, LLC is a North Carolina development company pioneering public-private partnerships to develop educational facilities. The sister company to SFL + A Architects, FirstFloor is comprised of talented professionals, each possessing 15-20 years of experience in banking, finance, construction and property management. SFL + A Architects is a firm designed to provide state-of-the-art architectural solutions to educational institutions. Created in 1982, the company has emerged as one of the most highly regarded architectural firms in the Southeast, offering expert services in architectural planning, design, construction, land planning and interior design. The company is based out of Fayetteville, North Carolina, with branch offices in Raleigh and Charlotte. For more information, visit

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