Svend Fruit is a passionate creator. When he isn’t sketching or building a model, he is in his garage crafting something with his two boys. He is a meticulous planner and invests quality time to study the space he is working with in order to play up the strengths of the property. Svend has been instrumental in renovating many important modern homes in Dallas, always careful to preserve the original architect’s creation while adding elements to meet the needs of his clients.
Svend Fruit was raised in Houston, TX and graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in architecture. He landed a job in New York right out of school but soon ended up in Dallas where he worked for Three Architecture contributing to notable hospitality projects around the Pacific rim. Following his time there, he worked with Max Levy where he learned the importance of detail. Svend first met his partner Mil Bodron when they collaborated on a project together in the early ‘90s. After nearly a decade of working together, they formed Bodron/Fruit in 1998.
Svend approaches each project with the end goal of creating a home that works best within the given context. His attention to detail starts with analyzing the geometry of the space and taking note of important features to highlight - the highs and lows of the geography, the shape of the property and its proximity to the street or the shade from a large tree. Creating the perfect view is Svend’s specialty. He studies every angle intently, arranging windows, doors and pathways to make the best use of the space.
Svend is a creator of beautiful buildings, new builds and renovations alike. His diligence to proportion and scale is remarkable as he personalizes the space for his clients. The iterative process he follows ensures no detail is left untouched, from accentuating significant pieces of art to offering a unique peek to the green space outside. Svend is a purist at heart, committed to exceptional architecture and thoughtful design.