SfL+a Architects Recognized On ARCHITECT Magazine's 2011 Architect 50 List

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  • Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (1888PressRelease) June 21, 2011 - Robbie Ferris, president and CEO of SfL+a Architects (http://www.sfla.biz), an architectural firm that designs high performance buildings, has announced that the firm has been ranked on ARCHITECT magazine's 2011 Architect 50 list, in the 50-100 category, distinguishing the firm as an industry leader in profitability, sustainable ethos and design quality. As the magazine of the American Institute of Architects, ARCHITECT ranks the architectural firms by comparing company averages of annual revenue, number of employees, revenue per employee, sustainability practices and awards received. For more information, visit http://www.architectmagazine.com/business/architect-50.

    "Everyone at SfL+a is honored to represent North Carolina in ARCHITECT magazine's rankings, and to be held in the same high esteem as the other ranked firms," said Ferris. "Our goal this year will be to continue with our growth strategy and move up in next year's ranking."

    - Nationally recognized for its work in sustainable green architectural design, SfL+a Architects in 2008 launched Dragonfly™, a building design prototype that uses the most efficient technology available to provide a sustainable, state-of-the-art, cost-effective approach to building K-12 public school facilities. New Century International Elementary School and its attached West Regional Branch Library is the first use of this new green prototype system. SfL+a has a goal of reducing energy consumption by 50 percent in all of its new buildings with Rocky Mount High School being its largest building to date that will accomplish this goal.

    - In 2010, SfL+a was recognized by Triangle Business Journal's Green Awards in the category of commercial new construction project with the most innovative or aggressive use of green building and/or energy efficiency features and strategies. The firm was recognized for its work on New Century International Elementary and its attached community-use West Regional Branch Library.

    - SfL+a Architects has been recognized as the Triangle area's Best Green Architect as part of Independent Weekly's 2010 Best of the Triangle Awards. The firm is also a recipient of Triangle Business Journal's 2007 Fast 50 Award and the Cumberland County Business Council's prestigious 2007 Business of the Year Award.

    - SfL+a Architects has 24 employees and works with nearly 30 percent of all public school systems in North Carolina.

    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 http://www.sfla.biz.

    Jill Mastrangelo
    MMI Public Relations
    (919) 233-6600
    jill ( @ ) mmipublicrelations dot com

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