Briburn Architects in Portland is seeking to save the planet, one thoughtfully designed building at a time.
The idea for Briburn Architects began on a boat. Harry Hepburn and Christopher Briley had begun sailing together as acquaintances during the summer of 2012. Briley wanted to get out on the water more often; Hepburn owned a 30-foot C&C sailboat and was looking for a crew to help with his Thursday-night racing habit. At the time, Briley was flying solo as the head architect and founder of Green Design Studio, and Hepburn was working at Scott Simons Architects in Portland. “Chris [Briley] was busy as hell, and he would rush down to the dock exhausted,” remembers Hepburn. “When he mentioned that he was going crazy and thought he needed a partner, I realized I was ready to make my next step, too. It was really good timing.”
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