Bill Pechet is the principal owner of PECHET STUDIO.
For the past 20 years, PECHET STUDIO has been creating cemetery master plans and built projects for memorials and interment. The studio is deeply committed to searching for ways to connect the experience of these sites with the cultures they serve, placing focus on facilitating meaningful ritual and contemplative environments for visitors.
Bill received degrees in geography and visual arts from the University of Victoria, British Columbia 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 is a faculty member at the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. He is also the school’s representative to the British Columbia Society of Landscape Architecture’s board of examiners. In 2006, Bill represented Canada at the Venice Biennale of Architecture, under the Pechet and Robb Art and Architecture banner. His experience both in the world of Art and Design are integrated into his concepts for cemetery environments, with an evolving interest in expanding the roles these sites can play in the physical and spiritual lives of people.