Christopher Briley

Christopher Briley | CPHC® LEED AP

Maine Licensed Architect

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 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.

Professional Profile:

  • State of Maine Registered Architect – April, 2002
  • LEED Accredited Professional – 2003
  • Principal, Green Design Studio – 2006 to 2012
  • Certified Passive House Consultant – August, 2015


  • Co-host & Founder of the Green Architects’ Lounge Podcast
  • Advisor and Contributing Author
  • Portland Greendrinks Advisory Board
  • Building Science Discussion Group Member & Part-time Moderator
  • Board Member of PassivhausMaine
  • Member of Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA)
  • Member of the Passive House Alliance U.S. (PHAUS)
  • Founding Board of Directors Maine Chapter U.S. Green Building Council
  • Former Board of Directors Portland Greendrinks
  • Former Board of Directors Environmental & Energy Technology Council of Maine
  • Former Steering Committee Member – Portland Society for Architecture


  • Bachelor of Architecture, Ball State University College of Architecture and Planning, 1994
  • Bachelor of Environmental Design, Ball State University College of Architecture and Planning, 1994
  • Certified Passive House Training Course, PHIUS, Boston, 2015