Biography

Bruce McMillen
Biography
Creativity is a process not a moment.

Bruce B. McMillen, AIA

President, McMillen Design International

When it comes to conceptualizing an architectural vision, articulating the design, overseeing the process, and executing the details, Bruce McMillen, founder and President of McMillen Design International, is a leading architectural talent with extensive expertise in the entertainment, commercial, and institutional fields.

Combining design creativity with architectural vision to develop compelling building solutions, Bruce has led facility design efforts around the world including work on the Amazing Adventures of Spider Man and Men In Black attractions for Universal Studios; Disney’s Tomorrowland Light and Power Arcade in Disney’s Magic Kingdom; New York’s Rockefeller Center Rooftop Observation Deck; Action! An Adventure in Movie Making for the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry; and Battle Stations 21, a 12-hour, immersive, synchronized interactive training battleship experience for the U.S. Navy. International project experience includes Kingdoms of Discovery Theme Park in Dalian China; Universal Studios Japan Movie Magic 4 D Theatre, and many others.

In the course of his career, Bruce has become a recognized leader in multiple aspects of architectural practice from concept design and programming through post construction evaluations. He has been responsible for design, production, and team management on projects ranging from one to over one-hundred million dollars. His collaborative skills and ability to communicate clearly with both his clients and his team are critical elements of his continued success.

An innovative, collaborative, and creative leader, Bruce is at home on projects large and small, and comfortable either leading or being a member of a high performance team. Bruce’s style combines a passion for architectural design and creativity, with a strong sense of competitive market solutions that allow him to successfully bring projects to life, and meet a wide variety of client needs.

Bruce McMillen received his Masters degree in architecture in 1980 from the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he was awarded the Alpha Rho Chi Leadership Medal and the Otis A. Skinner Scholarship for Architecture. Practicing in Central Florida since 1980, Bruce served as President of the American Institute of Architects Orlando Chapter in 1990, and remains an active member.