Stuart Spafford

Stuart Spafford

Portland, OR, US



I have designed and overseen urban projects including, high-rise condo, multi-use commercial, medical, and university/institutional projects. I pride myself in being a well-rounded architect, comfortable in the creative process as well as the technical aspects of buildings and construction. My passion is building design. Exploring solutions, presenting options, and keeping the process directed and moving are my imperatives. My technical expertise and experience in building systems, construction, and building codes allow me to produce relevant, concise documents whether in AutoCAD or Revit. I am an effective communicator, being direct and open, with focused diplomacy. My communication skills have allowed me to be the point of contact for the design team and the conduit to the client, the consultants, and the contractor.

I hope we can talk more about how I can help your organization.


SSOE Group, Hillsboro, OR, US, Project Architect/Lead Designer

Dec 2011 - Sep 2013

ZGF Architects LLP, Portland, OR, US, Project Architect

Nov 2004 - Sep 2011

SRG Partnership, Portland, OR, US, Project Architect/ Designer

Nov 2001 - Feb 2004

Bora Architects, Portland, OR, US, Project Architect/Designer

Apr 1999 - Oct 2001

ZGF Architects LLP, Portland, OR, US, Designer/Job Captain

Sep 1996 - Apr 1999

IDC Architects (A CH2M HILL company), Portland, OR, US, Job Captain/Designer

Nov 1994 - Sep 1996

Studio of Architecture (Brad Cloepfil and John Cava), Portland, OR, US, Designer/Intern

Mar 1992 - Nov 1994

Morphosis Architects, Santa Monica, CA, US, Intern

May 1991 - Jan 1992


University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 1985 - Jun 1990


IIDA/Metropolis Magazine - Smart Environments Award, Award

Port of Portland Headquarters, with ZGF


IIDA - Honor Award, Award

Port of Portland Headquarters, with ZGF


American Council of Engineering - Engineering Excellence Grand Award, Award

Providence Portland North Pavilion, with ZGF


UC System Best Overall Sustainable Design Award, Award

UC Davis Veterinary Medicine Research, with SRG


AIA Honor Award, Award

Adidas North American Headquarters, with BOORA


AIA Honor Award, Award

UC Davis Mondavi Performing Arts Center, with BOORA


AIA Honor Award, Award

Port of Portland Terminal Expansion


Progressive Architecture Award for Design, Award

Yutzen Vintage Car Museum, with Morphosis


Areas of Specialization