Living Shelter Architects joins Board & Vellum! Learn about the details here, and cheers to our expanded team!
About Seattle architecture firm Board & Vellum – Board & Vellum's portfolio includes architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture projects.

We bring a collaborative spirit to your project.

It’s your project, but we’re here to help.

At Board & Vellum, we talk a lot about being your advocate. But what does that even mean? It means we aren’t in this business to feed our egos — giant egos are definitely not our thing. We are in this for you. We’re here to collaborate on something awesome, a space that you — our clients and community — will love and consider as part of the fabric of your life and neighborhood.


We consider clients part of the team.

The last thing that we want is to design in a vacuum. Your experience and input is incredibly important to us, and it’s crucial to a project‘s success. We consider your project a team effort: equally balanced between designer, client, and contractor.

We strive to meet your goals.

We believe in setting realistic expectations; finding delightful design solutions that meet your budget; delivering a great set of documents; and collaborating with a team of contractors and collaborators to make it a reality.

We deliver personalized service.

You’ll have one point of contact managing your project. They’ll have access to our deep pool of cross-disciplinary knowledge throughout, while ensuring you always have only one person you need to reach out to when you have a question.

We solve tough problems.

Our team has extensive experience in complicated projects from single-family homes to commercial, multifamily, and civic projects. We thrive solving complicated challenges. Your project isn’t too small, too large, or too complex for our team.

We love historic and modern alike.

We love a great modern look, and we’re equally passionate about historic older homes and buildings. (We aren’t afraid of crown molding!) We're here to find the solution for your project, not make your project look like everything else we do.

We have fun!

Design is all about experiences. Your project should be a lot of fun, be immensely rewarding, and leave you with a space you’ll love for years to come. We’re a top-ranked business to work for in Washington, and our passion shines through in how we treat our clients.

Our Story

Board & Vellum is a young and vibrant firm built on the idea that an informed and engaged team leads to better design and happy clients. We wouldn’t be where we are today without passion and hard work, and those same two things keep us going strong today.

Our Process

Bringing your project from “idea” to fruition is a little different at Board & Vellum. We give personal care to each of our projects, and you’ll be in the loop every step the way. The bonus: we are an integrated firm, so each project has access to plenty of great knowledge — and that leads to better design.

Our Team

Over the years, we’ve built a team of passionate architects and designers who not only love the work we do, but love working together. Our enthusiasm translates directly to our projects, and we pair team members with clients and projects we think will be a great fit.

Our Culture

We are changing the game when it comes to what it’s like to work in an architecture firm. We provide great benefits, a fun and supportive place to work, and everyone has a say in the direction of the firm. Don’t be surprised if you hear laughter ringing through our office — we have a lot of fun together!

Would you like to learn a little more about us?

Awesome! Feel free to explore the pages below, and — of course — feel free to reach out to us if you have something particular you’d like to ask.

Portfolio

Our portfolio of work spans across a spectrum of project types and scales. We don’t have a particular “style” either: we love traditional, modern, contemporary, you name it. Our goal is to work with you to design a project you love.

Sustainability

Sustainable practices, eco-friendly design, and the green movement may be topical, but we are not in this for checking off boxes. We don’t condone “greenwashing” — instead, we believe following an evolving, science-based approach is the best way to ensure our efforts are effective in protecting our environment.

Recognition

As a young firm, we are humbled and honored to be recognized for not only our design work and professional service, but for being a great place to work. This inspires us to keep pushing forward to bring the next great project in our community to life.

Considering a project? Or, just curious about something?

Send us your questions about design, architecture, interiors, landscape, LEGO rooms… Anything, really. We’re always eager to meet new people, and we’d love to get to know you, your project, and your goals.

Get in touch.