BRIBURN – Architecture for Life
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Briburn is committed to creating innovative, energy efficient, green solutions for residential, commercial, Institutional and civic projects that artfully reflect our client’s needs and interests.

Until recently, BRIBURN was the Green Design Studio of Yarmouth Maine. Near the end of 2012 Christopher Briley and Harry Hepburn partnered to form a new company with increased architectural abilities and experience in a wider range of project types. For seven years, the Green Design Studio specialized in energy efficient, environmentally friendly design, and completed several high performance projects (including the first LEED Gold certified home in New England). Now, as BRIBURN, the commitment to sustainable design is even greater. We understand the many tasks required to create a successful project, we are thoughtful, innovative thinkers, often developing unique ideas specific to your projects needs. Currently BRIBURN is completing a passivhaus / net zero home in Saco, a sustainable Veterinary Clinic in Cumberland, a Net Zero home in Parsonsfield, as well as several other sustainable residential projects.

Design Philosophy:
“architecture for life” is the creation of architecture that is timeless, environmentally friendly, beautiful, and long-lasting. Architecture that focuses on the experiences of the building’s occupants, enhancing their daily lives with natural daylight, excellent ventilation, and delightful spaces that engage their artful minds, architecture that is mindful of our finite resources and respectful of the natural environment. It is architecture that will stand the test of time by being very durable, simple to operate, economical to maintain, and beautiful.

Services Provided
Architectural Design, Architectural Drawings, Building Design, Custom Homes, Energy-Efficient Homes, Green Building, Home Additions, Home Extensions, Home Remodeling, New Home Construction, Sustainable Design, Green Design, Passive House Design, Net Zero Design, LEED Certification

Areas Served
Cape Elizabeth, Chebeague Island, Cliff Island, Cousins Island, Cumberland Center, Cumberland Foreside, Falmouth, Falmouth Foreside, Gorham, Little Falls, Littlejohn Island, Long Island, Old Orchard Beach, Peaks Island, Portland, Saco, Scarborough, South Freeport, South Portland, South Portland Gardens, South Windham, West Scarborough, Westbrook, Windham, Yarmouth, Southern Maine, Mid Coast Maine, New England, Central Maine, Maine, New Hampshire, Cumberland County, York County, Sagadahoc County, Lincoln County, Oxford County, Knox County, Waldo County, Androscoggin County, Kennebec County, Hancock County, Camden, Bay Harbor, Kennebunkport, Rockland, Brunswick, Harpswell, Bethel, Kingsfield, Portsmouth
Maine’s Leading Architecture Firm Specializing In Energy Efficiency

Contact: Chris Briley
Location: 28 Maple St.
Suite 202
Portland, ME 04101
License Number: ARC2788
Commented: was the thermally treated wood sealed? The siding is untreated. If one wanted to hang on to the un-weathered look for longer one could use a sealer, but I would get that recommendation directly from the Thermally treated wood manufacturer.
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Commented: Love this! What is the wood siding and what color is painted siding? Hi James, the wood siding is by Cambia. It’s thermally modified poplar. The painted siding is by Boral and it’s painted dark bronze to match the window and door color.
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Commented: What wood did you use for the walk, posts, and overhead? Thank you. The decking is FSC certified IPE. The posts, beams and ceilings are douglas fir.
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Commented: What are the dimensions of this house? Beautiful! The house is approximately 28' wide x 75' long, however it narrows (steps inward) as it moves toward the south, which creates opportunity for corner glazing.
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Commented: Wood Siding Stain Coler The wood is 1x8 shiplap poplar, that has been thermally modified. Cambia by NFP - Northland Forest Products, http://cambiawood.com/. There is no finish, it has been left natural and will gray over tim...
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Commented: Is that real cedar or a different siding? That is Cambia. It is a torrified North American poplar. The wood has been kiln dried at an extremely high temperature but in an oxygen-free environment so the wood will not ignite. The gasses release...
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