CEO of SfL+a Architects Attends White House Business Council

Robbie Ferris Discusses Jobs, Economy with Senior Administration Officials

Charlotte, NC, March 11, 2012 --( SfL+a Architects ( has announced that Robbie Ferris, the firm’s president and CEO, attended a roundtable meeting on job creation and economic growth at the White House in Washington, D.C on Wednesday, Feb. 22. Hosted by the White House Council and Business Forward North Carolina, the event gave attendees an opportunity to meet with senior government officials to discuss how the Obama administration can work with business leaders to improve the state and national economy through various policy changes and initiatives.

Since April 2011, The White House Business Council has hosted more than 500 events with business owners and community leaders in all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. These events aim to gather feedback on administration performance, discuss short and long-term job creation, and increase awareness of programs and resources attendees can use to promote business success.

Business Forward North Carolina strives to support policies that promote America’s economic competitiveness, as well as health care and educational reform, energy independence and environmental protection. For more information on Business Forward North Carolina, visit

“It was an honor to speak with the officials in charge of creating business legislation for our country,” said Ferris. “Local business leaders were able to lend their voices to a conversation on how those in Washington, D.C. can improve the economy for both employers and employees in Charlotte, North Carolina.”

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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