SFL + a Architects Announces New Project Manager

Raleigh, NC, August 09, 2007 --(PR.com)-- Robbie Ferris, president and CEO of SFL + a Architects, a firm designed to provide state-of-the-art architectural solutions to educational institutions, has announced that Don Hanks, AIA, has joined the firm as a project manager. In this position, he will be responsible for the management and coordination of multiple projects committed to creating state-of-the-art, high performance, and sustainable public school facilities. Hanks has more than 30 years experience in the architectural industry and holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette, La.

Hanks has participated in planning and surveys for a number of projects in Washington, D.C. and across the country, including the National Zoo, the Newseum and several renovations at the Smithsonian Institute. In North Carolina, he has served as an architectural consultant for projects at East Carolina University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, among others. Hanks is a member of the American Institute of Architecture (AIA) as well as the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a group that works to pass legislation and implement policies to preserve and improve historic sites. A native of Louisiana, he resides in Raleigh with his wife.

“Don comes to our firm with more than 30 years of experience,” said Ferris. “We believe his experience, along with his vision will make him a strong addition to our team.”

About SFL + a Architects:
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 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 http://www.sfla.biz.

Patty Briguglio
MMI Associates, Inc.

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Patty Briguglio