Chris Briley is a founding partner and principal architect at BRIBURN. In late 2012 he teamed up with Architect Harry Hepburn and founded BRIBURN where they practice “architecture for life”, specializing in energy efficient, environmentally friendly design. For seven years prior to this he was the principal architect and founder of the Green Design Studio in Yarmouth, Maine.
Chris is a Maine Licensed Architect and a Certified Passive House Consultant. He is an adviser and blogger at greenbuildingadvisor.com and co-host of the Green Architects’ Lounge podcast. He is an enthusiastic participant and part-time moderator for the Building Science Discussion Group in Portland, Maine, a founding member of the USGBC Maine Chapter, and a founding board member of the passivhausMAINE.
Chris is passionate about sustainability and is known for his expertise in high-performance buildings. He is a frequent speaker at sustainable building conferences in Maine and throughout New England, and is currently authoring a book ‘The Pretty Good House’ with three other colleagues for the Taunton Press (to be released in the summer of 2022)
When not designing planet positive buidings, Chris can often be found spending time with his family (especially his daughters, and partner Jen), sailing in Casco bay, skiing, camping, or hiking the beautiful mountains and trails of Maine.
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