We bring a collaborative spirit to your project.
It’s your project, but we’re here to help.
You may have heard, at Board & Vellum, we talk a lot about being your advocate. But what does that even mean? It means that we aren’t in this business to feed our egos. We are in it to create awesome spaces and environments that you — our clients — love.
We consider clients part of the team.
The last thing that we want is to design in a vacuum. Your experience and your 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 architect, client, and contractor.
We strive to meet your goals.
We believe in setting realistic expectations, delivering a great set of documents, meeting budgets, and finding the design and style that best suits your hopes, dreams, and budget.
We deliver personalized service.
You’ll have one point of contact that returns calls and emails. They’ll have access to our deep pool of staff knowledge, all 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, and we love solving complex design and permitting challenges. Your project isn’t too small or too complicated for our team.
We love historic and modern alike.
We love a great modern house, 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!
Life is short! And, design is all about experiences. Your project should be a lot of fun, be immensely rewarding, and leave you with a space that you’ll love for years to come. We’re the #4 small business to work for in Washington and our passion shines through with how we treat our clients.
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.
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.
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.
We are changing the game when it comes to what it’s like to work in an architecture firm. We maintain a flat hierarchy, provide great benefits, and everyone has a say in the direction of the firm. Don’t be surprised if you hear laughter ringing through our the 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.
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.
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 that following an evolving, science-based approach is the best way to ensure that our efforts are effective in protecting our environment.
As a young firm, we are humbled and honored to be recognized in our early years for not only our architecture and design, but for being a great place to work. (Many thanks to all!) Plus, this inspires us to keep pushing forward and be the energy behind the next great project in our community.
Considering a project? Or, just curious about something?
Send us your questions about design, architecture, interiors, landscape, third places, 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.