Charles Pictet Architecte

Genève | Since 2002

Charles Pictet Architecte
12A Chemin Frank Thomas, 1208 Genève, Switzerland
Phone +41 (0)22 737 14 14
Fax + 41 (0)22 737 14 00


Charles Pictet Architecte
Charles Pictet, Architect FAS SIA

Swiss native, Charles Pictet was born in Ankara in 1963. After graduated of EAUG (School of Architecture of Geneva’s University) in 1996, he was trainee employee (1992-1993) and project manager (1996-1997) at K.T.Brenner in Berlin. He realised few projects in association with F. Frey between 1998 and 2001, and in 2002 he founded the current practice in Geneva.

Since September 2010 Visiting lecturer to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL).
Advisor to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. Intermediate and final reviews, Braghieri workshops, Bassi, Gugger, Jaccaud, Hasler.
Since 2008, member of the advisory board of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL).
Advisor to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ) in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006. Intermediate and final reviews, Czech workshops, Braghieri.
Invitation as an advisor to the University of Applied Sciences of Geneva, architecture section in 2003 and 2005, intermediate reviews and degree reviews.


2008 Proposal for the creation of a new business zone in the sector of Geneva international airport in synergy with development of the district of La Praille and Les Acacias.
2007 Co-editor of the book Co-habitations, Infolio.
Between 2003 and 2008, work for the committee of the FAS (Federation of Swiss Architects), Geneva section, to organise an international town planning competition for requalification of the Praille-Acacias sector "Genève 2020".


Faces, Geneva.
Infolio, Geneva.
Le Temps, Geneva.
Tribune de Geneva.
Tracés, Lausanne.
L’Hebdo, Lausanne.
Hochparterre, Zurich.
Werk Bauen und Wohnen, Zurich.
Umbauen + Renovieren, Zurich.
Raum und wohnen, Zurich.
Häuser modernisieren, Cham.
Wall Paper, London.
Abitare, Milan.
Motta, Milan.
Casabella, Milan.
teNeues, Madrid.
Bookslab, Barcelona.
Rehabilitation in housing, Pencil, Valencia.
Taschen, Köln.


Distinction romande d’architecure 2010.
"Besten 2009" Hochparterre Award.
Engere Wahl, Prix Béton 2009.
Lignum Award 2009.
Wallpaper* World’s 50 young architecture practices 2008.
"Beste Umbau" Award 2008.
Vaud Architecture Award 2000.


Stuttgart, University, November 2010 : conference « Eigene Arbeiten ».
Stuttgart, University, Mai 2010 : conference and presentation of the practice.
Stuttgart, Wechselraum Gallery, April-May 2010: individual exhibition « Wunderkammer ».
Genève, DCTI, April 2010 : conference « Recenser, conserver, transformer le patrimoine ».
Genève, HES.SO, April 2010 : Prix béton 2009 « Transformation d’une serre et construction d’une habitation ».
Geneva National Institute, June 2009: conference and round table on future development of La Praille in relation to the creation of a new business zone in Colovrex (Geneva).
Geneva, Art and History Museum, January 2009: conference « Relationships between contemporary photography and the practical experience of the architecture project ». January 2009
Lausanne, Architecture Forum (FAR), September 2008: Carte blanche exhibition with Claudio Moser.
Geneva, Attitudes Gallery, November 2007 : conference « A new business zone in Colovrex ».
Lausanne, Architecture Forum (FAR), September 2000: exposition collective et conférence dans le cadre distinction vaudoise d’architecture.
Biel, University of Applied Sciences, May 2000: presentation of the practice