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This is not your average design firm.

We’re a group of passionate designers who care more about your projects than our egos.

Working in a design firm usually brings up connotations of late nights, ego-driven bosses, and grueling schedules. We have no interest in any of that.

Since our founding, we’ve dedicated ourselves to creating a culture where our team brings their full selves to the table. We believe in collaboration both inside the firm and with external collaborators: we know we all have something to learn from everyone. We all play revolving project roles, and we are all committed to bringing up the team as a whole. The people who work here all do a bit of everything and we all take the responsibility our clients place in us very seriously.

About Seattle architecture firm Board & Vellum – Board & Vellum's portfolio includes architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture projects.

Community is important to us.

We take the time to foster community: both the one inside our office walls and in our neighborhood on Capitol Hill in Seattle, through community-building volunteer work and outreach.

We really care about work/life balance.

It’s no secret that creativity suffers when we are stressed out and sleep-deprived. We know that we all do a better job when we maintain a healthy work/life balance, and we make a point of encouraging it!

We’re leaders in being a great place to work.

Architecture firms have a notorious reputation. We’ve thrown out the book on how a normal design firm operates and have been consistently recognized as a great place to work, committed to equitable practices. Happier employees means happier clients, it’s just that simple.

We’re changing the game.

The design industry can be a fantastic place to work!

We don’t settle for less, and neither should you. As it happens, offering great benefits is entirely possible: the numbers work out. And, we would love nothing more than to help raise the bar in the design industry.

Disrupting the design industry. – Board & Vellum

Disrupting the Design Industry with Great Benefits

Architecture and design firms are notorious for being high-pressure workplaces lacking great benefits. Board & Vellum is leading the charge to redefine the design industry’s reputation.

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How a Philosophy of High Performance is Changing the Way We Work

We aren’t the same company we were 10 years ago. With our values guiding us, we readily iterate, especially when it means building a better company for our hard-working team.

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 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.

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.