Bruce Stafford is the principal of Bruce Stafford Architects, an award winning practice, based in Sydney.
A graduate of the University of Natal in South Africa, Bruce founded Bruce Stafford Architects after winning his first design competition in 1980. Specialising in residential and hospitality projects, the practice was responsible for the design and construction of over 200 projects in Australia, Africa and the Caribbean. The firm’s first eco-boutique hotels, Singita Ebony and Singita Boulders, received critical acclaim and numerous awards including Conde Nast Traveller’s ‘Best Hotel in the World’ and Travel and Leisure magazine’s ‘Best Hotel in the World’ in 2007.
In 2001, Bruce relocated the office to Australia due to a number of client commissions for private residences along Sydney’s waterfront. In the past decade, Bruce has used his skills gleaned from resort hotels to design a number of benchmark residences in the Eastern Suburbs.
Bruce approaches architecture with the intention of creating a sensual and liveable environment. His work is underpinned by three main sources of inspiration: the ‘genius loci’ or ‘spirit of place’, the use of natural materials and the desire to create seductive spaces. Equally renowned for his distinctive touch as his collaborative style, Bruce’s designs are a reflection of his unique aesthetic as well as the client’s needs and desires.
Bruce is a registered architect and fellow of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects.