Firstfloor Releases Podcast on Maintenance and Safety Under Public-Private Partnerships for School Development

Triangle Architect Addresses Operations Under Firstfloor Public-Private Capital Leases

Raleigh, NC, January 15, 2007 --( Firstfloor K-12 Solutions, LLC has announced the release of a podcast focusing on maintenance and safety under the public-private capital lease delivery system. In the podcast, Robbie Ferris, president CEO of Firstfloor K-12 Solutions, LLC and SFL + A Architects, addresses the immediate operational and cost benefits for a school system when considering construction under a public-private capital lease. Ferris discusses how the developer and school system can cooperate and co-exist in the implementation of a successful and long-term plan for design, construction and ongoing services. The podcast is available for download at (insert link here).

“North Carolina schools are experiencing a tremendous period of growth,” said Ferris. “With growth comes the need for new school facilities that attend to the highest standards of safety and efficiency. Public-private partnerships provide the opportunity for an operating organization to work in harmony with the school system and local community to insure that these standards are put at the forefront of all future endeavors.”

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. Headquartered in Raleigh, N.C. with branch offices in Fayetteville and Winston-Salem, the firm has provided development consulting and services for a number of public and quasi-governmental organizations throughout the state of North Carolina 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 and

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