#306 – 228 E4th Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada 604-732-0697
t: 604-732-0697


The PECHET Studio is based in Vancouver, Canada, with a combined interest in art, architecture, urban infrastructure, public space and landscapes. Our studio has been the creative generator of over 25 years of projects including cemeteries, memorials, public art, parks, plazas, lighting, street furnishings, interiors, exhibitions, stage sets and houses.


In all of this work, we have been committed to the idea that public and private space must be designed to offer a depth of experiential encounter. The public art pieces attempt to uncover not only the optical possibilities of a site but also try to reveal something specific about the spatial, social and environmental conditions of their settings. We try to imbue the cemetery and memorial projects with renewed ritualistic and aesthetic relevance to the various communities they serve.


Our projects have been represented in national and international publications and exhibitions, and we have lectured across Canada, the US, and in Japan and have received awards from the American and Canadian Societies of Landscape Architecture, and the Architectural Institute of BC. In 2006, we represented Canada at the 2006 Venice Biennale in Architecture with our SweaterLodge project, under the banner of Pechet and Robb Art and Architecture.


Recently we have completed 2 cemetery projects, concept designs for a  suspended lighting system for a street in Vancouver, a series of small urban spaces for another street in Vancouver, three large public art projects in Calgary, Winnipeg, and Richmond and a 4-storey-high super-graphic installation of colour-changing glass for a new commercial building  in downtown Vancouver. We are currently working on a children’s water park in Hjorring, Denmark, and another artwork in Winnipeg.  Its a wide range of work at many scales, and that just the way we like it!


The following are all the remarkable people who contributed to the work in the PECHET Studio’s portfolio:

Hanako Amaya
Jill Anholt
Rochelle Bacigalupo
Bryan Beca
Pearl Bellesen
Eric Boelling
Chris Boldt
Andrew Carnochan
Judith Cowan
Gabe Daly
Mark Dennis
Sandra Eng
Michael Fugeta
Charles Gardner
Thomas Gaudin
Mitch Gelber
Shauna Gillies-Smith
Jose Gonzolez
Jeff Gravenstein
Zahra Henderson-Peal
Matt Hessey
Scotty Keck
Cameron Koroluk
Margarita Krivolutskaya
Hiroshi Kurosaka
Herman Kao
Maureen Kwong
Cindy Lee
Ian Lowrie
Samuel McFaul
Esteban Matheus
Andrew Mclean
Matt McLeod
Heidi Nesbitt
Nicolas Osenton
Andrew Power
Stephanie Robb*
Shizuka Sasaki
Warren Scheske
Steve Suchy
Tina Tajitsu
Jay Gower-Taylor
Brian Wakelin
Ricky Ting
Sara Zonouzi

*Bill and Stephanie co-directed Pechet and Robb -Art and Architecture, from 1994-2011


BILL PECHET, Ba, Bfa, Barch
Director, Pechet Studio


Bill received degrees in Geography and Visual Arts from the University of Victoria, in 1979 and 1981 respectively, followed by a professional degree in Architecture in 1987 from the University of British Columbia School of Architecture. In addition to his leadership in the studio, Bill has been a lecturer-in-practice at the University of BC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture since 2000. Bill is a frequent lecturer on issues of the built urban environment and the critical role that public space can play in the development of healthy and vibrant cities.


Client and Gallery List
Aspac Developments Ltd., Vancouver, B.C.
Art Gallery of Ottawa
The Athinian Restaurant, Vancouver, B.C.
Ballet British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.
Ballet of Monte Carlo, Monaco
Battery Opera, Vancouver, B.C.
City of Calgary, AB.
City of Edmonton, AB.
City of Hjoerring, Denmark
City of New Westminster, B.C.
City of North Vancouver, B.C.
City of Qingdao, China
City of Richmond, B.C.
City of Surrey, B.C.
City of Vancouver, B.C.
City of Victoria, B.C.
City of Winnipeg, MB.
Concord Pacific, Vancouver, B.C.
Dance Corps, Vancouver, B.C.
Danstabat, Vancouver, B.C.
District of West Vancouver, B.C.
District of North Vancouver, B.C.
Friends of Victory Square, Vancouver, B.C.
Hawthorne Charitable Foundation, Vancouver, B.C.
Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
Holy Body Tatoo Dance Co., Vancouver, B.C.
Joe Ink Productions, Vancouver, B.C.
Kakali Handmade Papers, Vancouver, B.C.
Le Chateau Stores of Canada Ltd., Montreal, Quebec
Mai Wa Fabrics, Vancouver, B.C.
Manulife Financial, Toronto ON.
Mascall Dance, Vancouver, B.C.
Museum of Vancouver
Parklane homes, Vancouver, BC.
Parks Canada, Quebec City, Quebec
Pinnacle International Inc., Vancouver, B.C.
PWL Partnership Landscape architects, Inc.
Sandwell Engineering Inc.
Sunshine Coast Regional District
Royal Oak Burial Park,  Saanich, B.C.
Studio 58, Langara College, Vancouver, B.C.
Surrey Arts Centre, Surrey, B.C.
Talmud Torah School, Vancouver, B.C.
Vancouver Park Board, Vancouver, B.C.
Vancouver Art Gallery
West End Business Assoc., Vancouver, B.C.


Private Residential Clients
Grandview Woodlands, Vancouver, B.C.
Southlands, Vancouver, B.C.
Burnaby, B.C.
Victoria, B.C.
Gabriola Island, B.C.
Quadra Island, B.C.
Shaughnessy, Vancouver, B.C.
Dunbar, Vancouver, B.C.
Point Grey, Vancouver, B.C.
North Vancouver, B.C