Barry Buckman Joins SfL+a Architects as Principal

Architectural Firm Names Principal with 27 Years Industry Experience

Raleigh, NC, December 01, 2011 --( SfL+a Architects ( has announced that Barry Buckman has joined the firm as principal. In this position, Buckman will use the skills and knowledge gained from 27 years of industry experience to manage a team of talented architectural professionals and oversee the studio’s alternative delivery projects. Prior to joining SfL+a Architects, Buckman served as principal for his own award-winning design firm, Rogero Buckman Architects. He previously operated a nonprofit community design center, in addition to working as a project architect with Woolpert in both Charlotte, N.C. and Dayton, Ohio.

A Pennsylvania native, Buckman received two bachelor’s degrees from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a certificate of architecture from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. In Ohio, he served as president of the Dayton affiliate of Rebuilding Together, a nonprofit dedicated to helping senior citizens maintain and repair their homes. Buckman is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. He currently resides in Raleigh with his wife, Audrey and daughter, Paige.

“Barry’s architectural aptitude and substantive industry experience and recognition make him a natural fit for our company,” said Robbie Ferris, President and CEO of the firm. “He will help us continue to maintain successful delivery of integrated SfL+a projects for our clients.”

About SfL+a Architects:
SfL+a Architects is a firm designed to provide state-of-the-art architectural solutions to educational institutions. Founded 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 firm has offices located in Raleigh, Fayetteville and Charlotte, N.C. The sister company of SfL+a Architects is Firstfloor K-12 Solutions, LLC, a North Carolina development company pioneering public-private partnerships to develop educational facilities. The company is comprised of talented professionals, each possessing 15-20 years of experience in banking, finance, construction and property management. For more information, visit

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