#306 – 228 E4th Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V5T 1G5
t: 604-732-0697 c: 604-418-9409 

The PECHET Studio is based in Vancouver, Canada. With a combined interest in art, architecture, and urban infrastructure we have created over 30 years of projects that include public art, playgrounds, plazas, cemeteries and memorials, public infrastructure,  lighting, street furnishings, interiors, exhibitions, stage sets and houses.

In all of this work, we have committed to the idea that spaces must offer multiple layers of experiential encounter and depth. To achieve this, we seek to uncover their sensorial, spatial, social, ritualistic and environmental potentials while exploring how they can contribute positively to the communities they serve.

Our projects have been represented in national and international publications exhibitions and performances, and we have lectured across Canada, the US, and in Japan. The studio has received awards from the Canada Council, the American and Canadian Societies of Landscape Architecture, the Province of British Columbia and the AIBC. In 2006, under the banner of Pechet and Robb Art and Architecture, we represented Canada at the 2006 Venice Biennale in Architecture with our SweaterLodge project.

Recently the studio has completed two cemetery projects in the U.S., 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 Western Canada and a large memorial/community space in Calgary. A current project just west of Toronto involves working with a team of biologists, hydrologists and landscape architects towards the remediation of fish habitat that runs adjacent to an arts centre. 

Oh yes, and there’s a new book of illustrations coming out in 2021 for a children’s book.

Enjoy the website and all its offerings and please drop us a line.

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.

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
Jeremy Schipper
Steve Suchy
Tina Tajitsu
Jay Gower-Taylor
Brian Wakelin
Ricky Ting
Lőrinc Vass
Sara Zonouzi

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

Client and Gallery List
Alton Mill, Alton, ON
Aspac Developments Ltd., Vancouver, BC
Art Gallery of Ottawa
The Athinian Restaurant, Vancouver, BC
Ballet British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Ballet of Monte Carlo, Monaco
Battery Opera, Vancouver, BC
City of Calgary, AB
City of Edmonton, AB
City of Hjoerring, Denmark
City of New Westminster, BC
City of North Vancouver, BC
City of Qingdao, China
City of Richmond, BC
City of Surrey, BC
City of Toronto, ON
City of Vancouver, BC
City of Victoria, BC
City of Winnipeg, MB
Concord Pacific, Vancouver, BC
Dance Corps, Vancouver, BC
Danstabat, Vancouver, BC
District of West Vancouver, BC
District of North Vancouver, BC
Friends of Victory Square, Vancouver, BC
Gan Shalom Cemetery, Briones, CA

Hawthorne Charitable Foundation, Vancouver, BC
Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Holy Body Tatoo Dance Co., Vancouver, BC
Home of Eternity Cemetery, Oakland, CA
Joe Ink Productions, Vancouver, BC
Kakali Handmade Papers, Vancouver, BC
Le Chateau Stores of Canada Ltd., Montreal, QC
Mai Wa Fabrics, Vancouver, BC
Manulife Financial, Toronto, ON
Mascall Dance, Vancouver, BC
Museum of Vancouver
Parklane homes, Vancouver, BC
Parks Canada, Quebec City, QC
Pedlar Press, St. John’s, NL
Pinnacle International Inc., Vancouver, BC
PWL Partnership Landscape architects, Inc.
Sandwell Engineering Inc.
Sinai Memorial Chapels, San Francisco, CA
Sunshine Coast Regional District, BC
Royal Oak Burial Park,  Saanich, BC
Studio 58, Langara College, Vancouver, BC
Surrey Arts Centre, Surrey, BC
Talmud Torah School, Vancouver, BC
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Park Board, Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Art Gallery
West End Business Assoc., Vancouver, BC

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