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The design process can be really exciting.

And, we want to share it with you.

As a firm of cross-disciplinary studios (architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture), we offer a more integrated approach than many of our competitors. Our constant collaboration across disciplines results in design that is thoughtful, considerate, and efficient: delivering feasible and beautiful spaces that are well-constructed and will endure for the life of the project.

Throughout the phases — from pre-design to when you move in — it is our intent to work collaboratively and transparently with you. In addition, we ensure we communicate clearly. You’ll stay informed about what is happening with your project with weekly recap emails, and we return your calls and emails promptly. We always treat your project like it is our own.

About Seattle architecture firm Board & Vellum – Our process for architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture projects.

Our working style is different.

Most firms of our size assign you a project manager with staff under them that you don’t get to meet, who have no idea how the billing works, and are only exposed to a small part of the project. Not here. Everyone on your project takes ownership, and a collaborative spirit means the best idea wins, no matter who came up with it.

We relish a good design crit.

We leverage the process of design critiques (“crits”), where we present and defend our ideas about a project to a well-educated and critical group. In this way, we ensure that every idea has been filtered through the lead designers, but with the added benefit of input from the entire team.

Together, we’ll create a project you love.

The architectural process can be overwhelming, but we are here to keep the process clear and smooth, helping you bring your project to life.

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 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!

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.