Chad M. Volk Joins SfL+a Architects as Project Designer

Architectural Firm Names Design Professional with 12 Years of Experience

Raleigh, NC, July 13, 2012 --( SfL+a Architects ( has announced that Chad M. Volk, Associate AIA, has joined the firm as a project designer. In his new position, Volk will use his 12 years of experience to oversee project management and construction administration, as well as maintain communication and coordination efforts with engineers, construction managers and business owners.

A native of Mansfield, Ohio, Volk received a bachelor’s degree in architecture from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio and a master’s degree in architecture from NC State University. Prior to joining SfL+a Architects, he served as an independent contractor with Omega Design Architecture in Cary, N.C. and as a project manager with Moseley Architects in Morrisville, N.C. He also was an intern architect with Davis Kane Architects in Raleigh, and JL Bender Architects and Planners in Columbus. An active architectural professional, Volk is an associate member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), a member of the Young Architects Forum, and a member of the Downtown Raleigh Alliance.

“We are proud to have a talented design professional like Chad join our team,” said Robbie Ferris, president and CEO of the firm. “His passion for design and influencing lives through better design solutions for the build environment will allow him to pursue a high level of service for our clients.”

- Volk has served on the planning committee for the AIA Triangle Tour of Residential Architecture for the past three years and is a 2012 co-chair for this year’s Tour committee.

- Volk has participated in the YAF-NCSU Mentoring Program as a mentor for the past three years, and is a co-chair of this planning committee for the 2011-12 school year.

- Frequently, Volk is invited to be a guest juror for the NC State School of Architecture design studios.

- Volk will be teaching a design studio this summer for area high school students at the Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) in downtown Raleigh.

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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