Bruce died Jan. 5, 2013, in Knoxville, Tenn.
He came to Princeton via Lawrenceville to study architecture and learn about sculpture under Joe Brown. He roomed with John Lord and then Henry Pogue, and was a member of Cannon Club. He left for the Army Air Corps in 1943 to become a P-38 pilot with domestic service.
In 1945, Bruce married Elizabeth Hayes and returned to Princeton to graduate in 1946. After he did graduate work in architecture at the University of Michigan, the couple moved to Knoxville, where Bruce soon became a partner in McCarty Associates. His notable career in architecture there included being a master architect for the 1982 World’s Fair, being listed in Who’s Who in the United States, and serving on the Knoxville Planning Commission for five years. Bruce received a silver medal from the University of Tennessee faculty in 2011 and was honored by the university as volunteer of the year in 2000.
He designed and built a home of glass, cypress, and brick, in which he lived with Elizabeth and their children for 40 years.
Bruce is survived by Elizabeth (whom he met on a blind date); three children, Bruce, Douglas, and Sarah; a brother, Stuart; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.