What is Limitless Blue?


My name is Corey Cliffe; I am a husband, father, architect, photographer, Portland Timbers soccer fan, bicycle commuter, and social justice advocate living in Portland, Oregon. I have been a registered architect in Oregon since 1996, and I am a LEED Accredited Professional, a Sustainable Homes Professional, and I am working towards becoming a Certified Passive House Consultant. I started my own practice in 2004 and since then have enjoyed working with many private clients along with a number of creative collaborations with Neil Kelly Design-Build, Ernie Goble Architect, Nathan Good Architects, and Green Hammer Design-Build.


Limitless blue is a poetic reference to the inspiring beauty of the ocean, and to the elemental and symbolic qualities of the waters which sustain our lives.


I strive to develop design solutions that sensitively integrate with the natural environment, and celebrate the personality and aspirations of those living and working in the space. Since 1992 I have continued searching for opportunities to keep learning and to integrate principals of high performance building science, sustainable design, healthy and green building technologies & materials into my work. In 2018 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a special report warning that we have only until 2030 to stem catastrophic climate change. Buildings generate nearly 40% of annual global green house gas emissions, so we have a moral imperative to design our new buildings and to renovate our existing structures in creative ways that dramatically increase energy efficiency beyond simple code minimums.

Please contact me if you have any questions about reducing your impact on the environment or to discuss a project you have in mind!