Robbie Ferris Named Impact Entrepreneur

Charlotte, NC, April 20, 2008 --( SFL+a Architects (, a firm designed to provide state-of-the-art architectural solutions to educational institutions, has announced that Robbie Ferris, president and CEO, has been named an Impact Entrepreneur by Charlotte Business Leader magazine. Charlotte Business Leader magazine’s list of Impact Entrepreneur includes 24 prominent Charlotte business leaders, each recognized for their innovative contributions to the Charlotte community. All recipients were profiled in the magazine’s inaugural issue.

As president and CEO, Ferris has positioned SFL+a Architects as one of the southeast region’s top architectural firms specializing on the K-12 market. The firm currently reports more than $500 million in contracted work in North Carolina, working with nearly 30 percent of all public schools in the state. Recent accolades for the firm include the Triangle Business Journal’s 2007 Fast 50 Award and the Cumberland County Business Council’s prestigious “Business of the Year.” Created in 1982, SFL+a Architects has offices in Charlotte, Raleigh and Fayetteville, N.C.

“Congratulations to our 2007/2008 Impact Entrepreneurs in Charlotte,” said Vera Simms, publisher of Business Leader magazine. “The award recognizes their tremendous achievements and the contributions their companies have made to the Charlotte business community.”

“I am honored to receive this recognition, especially given the distinguished company in which I am receiving it,” said Ferris.

About Business Leader Media:
Business Leader Media publishes monthly business magazines in the Triangle, the Triad, and Charlotte, as well as nationally through newsstand distribution. For more information, please visit

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

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