Head of Architecture

Bruce Curtain

Bruce is passionate about opportunities to solve complex technical challenges and is keen to see WSP Opus sought after for the high calibre of its teams, and the unrivalled quality of work.

Career defining moments include collaborating with the artist Billy Apple on a high-rise office competition and the opportunity to work on London’s City Hall Building.

 “I relish the technical stimulation of design. Each project is different, with new challenges and opportunities. Teasing out the project brief, analysing and understanding the site constraints and generating a design response is a truly inspiring career. Every day is different and the energy of working with a like-minded team to solve a design makes my job truly enjoyable.”

Bruce says his key strength is the ability to communicate a strong vision for a project and to draw together the specialist disciplines to achieve it.

Some of Bruce’s key projects and areas of expertise include the Memorial Park competition entry with the late Ralph Hotere, working as an urban designer for a wide range of transportation work, and advising on low damage timber structural design for community and commercial building

Bruce holds a BBSc, BArch Hons, ANZIA, RIBA and is currently working on the Wellington concert arena and the Government/university Pasifika Fale building