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Robbie Ferris AIA, REFP, LEED AP

Robbie Ferris AIA, REFP, LEED AP


Robbie Ferris, Firstfloor and SfL+A architects CEO , grew up dreaming about designing a home for Superman and finding alternative solutions to problems. Today, when faced with the challenge of delivering a new school building to a district with little money to pay for it, Robbie applies those same traits to help the client. Robbie developed a financing formula that looks at the total cost of ownership of a building and designs high performance, energy positive systems that synergistically work together to reduce the total cost of ownership. Robbie has 30+ years designing and managing educational facility projects.

Robbie Ferris created Firstfloor as a development company committed to providing creative development solutions to private and public institutions. Firstfloor completes projects that utilize the following strategies to create best-in-class facilities.

Fun Fact

Robbie and his family, wife Maxine and four children, are active athletes and compete in various competitions throughout the year.


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