1972 York University B.A. Honours Fine Arts
1977 UBC Bachelor of Architecture


2004-07 UBC Guest Honorarium / 2003-05 West Vancouver Design Panel / 
1995-07 UBC Guest Critic / 1995-97 Richmond Design Panel / 1998-03 CABC / 1992 Discretionary Zoning Task Force / 1990 Registration Board / 1995 Experience Review Committee / 1994 Oral Examiner-Registration Board /1993-95 NCARB Examiner / 1990 Metro Vancouver Planning Coalition /1986 AIBC Housing Committee / 1983 Registered Architect British Columbia / Since 2018 Retired Architect

Patricia Bourque  Principal. bArch. UBC 
Wilbert Bruegger  Principal. mArch. ETHZ  Architect 
3228 W. 26th ave. Vancouver, BC  V6L 1W1
tel.    604 736 5255



BOURQUE BRUEGGER ARCHITECTS was established in 1991. The partners, Patricia Bourque, and Wilbert Bruegger, collaborate with their clients and other firms on small, medium, and large scale projects locally and in other planning jurisdictions.

As a firm, we are committed to a starting a project with the careful study of the client and user needs, and to begin with budget, and schedule, as prerequisites for a successful design process.  Proceeding from pre-design, inquiry, and investigation, to schematic design using sketches and models, while moving through increasing levels of complexity and detail to delineate and explore the design objectives, reiterated and more clearly defined throughout the process.  In addition we seek to explore the durability of the plan, materials, and methods in relation to the environment, historical context, and social and economic conditions.

Our experiences with residential projects helps us to understand issues of contextual fit, the dynamic between new and existing forms, the integration of new materials, and new patterns of settlement.  From the initial client contact we endeavour to explore program needs based on our clients instructions which informs the conceptual direction of a project. Design is gradual, a process based upon a progression of conceptual ideas while exploring increasing levels of detail, and using models from the outset to communicate form implications and build consensus. Design alternatives, or options are explored to ensure all possibilities have been examined, and design and cost implications well understood.  

To design without preconceptions is a challenge from the outset.  To maintain the integrity of the concept throughout the all phases of a project, from schematic design, design development, working drawings, bidding and construction phases, including post occupancy evaluations is our goal. Our attention to technical detail carries through all phases of our work, it does not stop until the project is complete.  Essential to the process is the integration of our skills and abilities with others with varying expertise, including consulting services of the prime engineering disciplines such as structural, mechanical, and electrical design.  More specialized consultants, if required, may include land surveyors, quantity surveyors, soils, acoustics, lighting, building code, and fire safety engineers.
Bourque + Bruegger Architects



1970 ETHZ Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Master Degree of Architecture
1980 Registered Architect, Member, Architectural Institute of British Columbia  / Since 2012 Retired Architect

2002 Homes West Building  a Dream Live/Work   Space
-1995 Journal of Commerce BC Projects      Recognized
1995 Awards AIBC Honours its Best
1994 Western Living The Urban Alternative
1993 The Vancouver Sun Home is Where the work is.


-1995 Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Medal in Architecture Award of Merit Studio Vancouver
- 1997 Canadian Home Builders Association BC - Silver Georgie Award,Lee Residence Vancouver, BC


White House redux Competition 2008
Weihai Cultural Centre Design Competition, 2006, First Place
Weihai South Haibin Urban Design Competition, 2002, First  Place Pudong Urban Design Competition, 2001, First Place
Ex Palace Lugano: Cultural Centre Design Competition, 2000, Weihai harbour Park design Competition, Second Place