With a rich spirit of collaboration, our young award-winning team is backed by three decades of expertise and experience
We are creative, tech-forward and expert designers, working in an agile, close-knit team. Our energy for excellence, blended with decades of award-winning experience, means we bring an open mind and fresh perspective to every design that bears our name.
Founding director of Stafford Architecture, Bruce Stafford has enjoyed an almost 40 year career spanning South Africa, the Caribbean, Australia, the Middle East and Asia. Establishing his first practice in South Africa in 1984, the award winning studio designed a range of multi level residential, commercial workplace, and luxury eco boutique resort hotel projects throughout the region.
Due to considerable interest in private commissions and a lifelong passion for surfing, Bruce relocated the practice to Sydney, Australia in 2001.
Bruce oversees all Stafford Architecture projects and provides ongoing mentoring to the practice Associates and team. Each project is centred on a collaborative focus drawing on the community of specialists that Stafford Architecture has built over the past 2 decades.
Nom. Architect Bruce Michael Beresford Stafford NSW Architects Reg. No. 7155
Joe McGregor; Senior Associate, joined Stafford Architecture in 2017 following eight years working in South Australia across a variety of projects defining his passion for contemporary high-end residential.
Receiving a B.Design Studies and his M. Architecture in 2008 from the University of Adelaide, Joe has applied his skills in producing cohesive and enduring design with Stafford Architecture.
With a strong passion for Modernist design, Joe’s minimalist style is echoed through the Stafford Architecture Darling Vista project, which exemplifies his passion for honest materials and bespoke detailing.
Juliana Junqueira; Senior Associate, joined Stafford Architecture in 2021 bringing over 12 years of international and local experience to the team. Born and raised in Brasilia, the working home of one of the greatest modernist architects – Oscar Niemeyer – served as significant inspiration of how powerful and impactful architecture can be.
Throughout her career, in Brazil and Australia, she has worked across a diverse portfolio of high end projects, such as residential, multi residential and commercial. Her passion lies in creating homes with a harmonious balance between a concept and its translation to the aesthetic design as a thoughtful response to one’s dreams.
Juliana believes that architecture should always give regard to the physical experience of the space, the feeling it evokes to and the sense of identity it resonates.
Her enthusiastic approach to timeless design, is driven by her constant pursuit for functionality without sacrificing elegance.
Brittany joined Stafford Architecture after receiving a B. Architecture (University of Technology, Sydney) and a B.Interior Design (Billy Blue College of Design | Torrens University Australia).
Prior to joining Stafford Architecture, Brittany focused exclusively on multiple high end residential projects amongst Sydney’s eastern suburbs coastal and harbourside enclaves.
Spending much of her childhood and formative years residing in Sydney’s harbourside eastern suburbs, Brittany has cultivated an innate response to context which embodies contemporary living; focusing on space, light and materiality with layered texture.
Julian received his M.Arch from the University of Sydney in 2016. Prior to joining Stafford Architecture, Julian was involved in the design and delivery of commercial, sporting and performance venues. He has developed an affinity for Cultural and Heritage buildings where detail and architectural articulation are clear and deliberate. Julian seeks clarity and simplicity in his craft and believes that design should distil a world of influences to a pure, simple expression. He works to balance function and beauty in equal parts, leaving only that which we cannot do without. Julian is a multidisciplinary designer working in his spare time with ceramics, furniture design, cinematography, and performance art.
Harriet, a NSW registered architect, graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Design in Architecture in 2013 and a Master of Architecture in 2017. During her Masters, she studied on exchange at Lund University, Sweden. In 2016, Harriet’s design work was exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennale.
Prior to joining Stafford Architecture, Harriet worked extensively on a variety of projects varying in scale, complexity and budget from commencement to completion at Connor and Solomon Architects (2014-2020).
With a passion for residential architecture, Harriet is always seeking ways to design spaces that bring moments of joy and delight to people’s everyday lifestyles.
Alexzandra joined Stafford Architecture in 2021, after practising with Koichi Takada Architects, where she contributed to the creation of powerfully organic architecture, through several high end residential, multi residential and hospitality projects amongst Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. She attained her Masters in Architecture at the University of Sydney in 2016.
Having her architectural master’s degree as well as a firm, background in interior design, she has the advantage to work simultaneously across both fields, contributing to all aspects of design. As a committed young architect with a passion for high end luxury design, Alexzandra nurtures creative thought and believes intelligent architecture unites technology, sustainability and human senses to ensure a robust and resilient future.
Originally from Brazil, Cristiane is an enthusiast of Modern Architecture and passionate about simple, meaningful, and memorable design. She is a strong believer that “Less is More” and that a design should always be truthful to its purpose, whilst being timeless and elegant.
Cristiane joined the Studio in 2021 and brought with her great experience in high-end and multi-residential projects. Since joining the team, she has contributed with the design of The Hacienda, Park House, Muse, and many other projects.
Sasha graduated with a Bachelor of Architectural Design and a Masters of Architecture from the University of Queensland. Her career working in small and large practices has given her experience on projects within the housing, multi-residential, commercial and retail sectors. Her involvement ranges from feasibility studies through to concept design, design development, construction documentation and site services.
With strong communication and organisational skills, Sasha brings a creative and collaborative approach to her projects. She believes that a key part of achieving a well-founded design solution comes from a good work ethic and dynamic team collaboration; she particularly enjoys the collaborative nature of architecture and understands the importance of establishing a strong relationship with the architectural team, consultants and clients. With a keen eye for detail, Sasha enjoys being actively involved in the evolution of a project – from design development, through to construction, to achieve outcomes that are functional, purposeful, relatable, beautiful and site specific.
Ana is a NSW registered architect at Stafford Architecture. She graduated with Honours from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Architectural Studies in 2012 and a Masters of Architecture from the University of Sydney in 2017.
With an inquisitive mind and broad range of interests in architecture, she has been awarded several commendations and scholarships: including the Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship and the University of Sydney Hezlet Bequest.
Prior to joining Stafford, Ana worked for multiple highly regarded Sydney architectural practices. Over the years she has gained experience working across a wide range of scales and project types, including educational, cultural, residential and multi-residential projects, as well as large scale master-planning studies.
Amit completed his Master of Architecture in 2018 from the University of New South Wales, Sydney specialising in ‘High Performance Design’. As a recently registered Architect, he has gained experience working in single and multi-storey residential projects.
Amit found his niche working in luxury residential design to complement his appreciation for interior architecture. Since joining the practice, he has been involved in the pre-construction phase of the ‘Floating Vaults’ project. His key strengths lie in working in the intimate scale of construction detailing and design resolution, making architecture not just elegant but also pragmatic.
Amit is passionate about local bespoke architecture and actively participates in industry events and guided house tours to seek inspiration.
Ben joined Stafford Architecture at the beginning of 2022 after five years in New York City, where he worked on luxury resorts in the Caribbean and multi-residential projects across the United States. Since returning to Sydney he has pivoted to residential architecture and is driven by the intimate scale and personality of such projects.
In addition, Ben is passionate about off-grid architecture that allows people to connect with the natural world and reclaim time and space from an ‘always-on’ culture. He is excited to participate in and help define the future of sustainable design.
Charlie graduated from the University of Technology Sydney with a B. Architecture in 2019 and a M. Architecture in 2022. His Master’s degree consisted of cross disciplinary research in Architectural and Landscape design and has developed a deep curiosity for the merging of both disciplines into a sustained ecosystem. Between the natural and the built, Charlie enjoys drawing connections through the celebration of raw and honest materials.
Prior to joining Stafford Architecture, Charlie was involved in several high-end Residential projects amongst Sydney’s Inner-west and the eastern suburbs. In his spare time, he continues to peruse his creative side with free hand sketches.
Marney, a registered Architect, joined Stafford Architecture in early 2023 bringing over 6 years’ experience working in high end residential design. Having completed her Master of Architecture at the University of Melbourne in 2019, Marney previously worked at Fender Katsalidis Architects and K.P.D.O. across large scale multi-residential, retirement living, commercial and private residential projects. Her experience across a diverse range of projects has given her a well-rounded approach to design, a good understanding of construction detailing and an astute understanding of her design ethos. Inspired by modernist design and great Australian Architects her passion is to deliver thoughtful and evocative spaces.
Chelsea is a NSW Registered Architect, having completed her Bachelor of Architectural Studies and Master of Architecture from the University of New South Wales in mid-2018. She brings over 7 years of experience in high-end residential design to Stafford Architecture. For the past 5 years, she has worked at TKD Architects, where she designed and managed an array of private residential projects. Drawing upon her formative years spent living across Asia and Europe, Chelsea innately channels a vast range of experiences into her architectural practice. She specializes in creating timeless homes that encapsulate a blend of functionality and aesthetics tailored to her clients’ ways of living.
Chelsea is particularly passionate about bespoke detailing and has a keen focus on the seamless integration of interiors with architecture. Her design approach results in cohesive and considered spaces that not only reflect her clients’ lifestyles but also pay homage to both the site and its historical context.