CHRISTINA GRIFFIN AIA LEED AP BD &C CPHC is an award-winning architect who has owned her own firm for 26 years. She studied at Syracuse University and the Architectural Association of London, receiving a Bachelor of Architecture in 1979. Christina Griffin has been a registered architect with the State of New York since 1985, and is a member of the Westchester Hudson Valley Chapter of the A.I.A.
Christina obtained her LEED APB+C (Leader in Energy and Environmental Design) accreditation in 2009, and is a member of the US Green Building Council. In 2012, she received her certification as a Passive House Consultant from PHIUS (Passive House Institute of United States).
From 1996 to 2007, Christina was the Chairperson for the Hastings Architectural Review Board. In collaboration with a Design Guidelines Committee, Christina wrote the Hastings Design Guidelines for the commercial district in the Village of Hastings-on Hudson, which was adopted in March 2011. She is a former board member of the Westchester Chapter of Habitat for Humanity, designing the first Habitat affordable housing project in Westchester County, which was built in the Town of Mamaroneck in 1989. In 1998, Christina received an A.I.A. Citation for Recognition of Architectural Excellence for the renovation and extension of Protection Engine Company No. 1, the firehouse in downtown Hastings.
Christina specializes in the development of sustainable and eco-friendly designs. She co-founded the Green Building Professional Consortium, a development company to build and promote environmentally conscious buildings. GBPC developed a two-unit townhouse called River Town House in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, which received the first Platinum LEED for Homes certification in Westchester in 2009, and a Westchester/Hudson Valley A.I.A. Design Award in 2010.
Her most recent LEED for Homes certified project, the first in the City of White Plains, earned a gold rating from the USGBC (US Green Building Council), and won a Westchester/Hudson Valley A.I.A. 2013 Design Award, a HOBI (Home Builder's Association of Connecticut) 2012 Award for the Best Energy Efficient Green Remodel, and a Westchester Magazine 2014 Renovation of the Year Design Award.
As a member of the of the A.I.A. Westchester Hudson Valley Chapter, Christina helped develop a proposal for the AIA Sustainable Design Database, which was chosen as the winner of the 2011 A.I.A. N.Y.S. Empire State Challenge. She created a program on sustainable design for teenagers called the Exploring Architecture & Sustainable Design - Youth Workshop, which was held in the summer of 2009. Recently, Christina assisted with the writing of the Hastings Green Building Code, adopted by the Village of Hastings in October 2013. www.christinagriffinarchitect.com