We’ve had the same mission since 2011.
We happily educate anyone interested in what we do, and deliver exceptional design and service.
Board & Vellum was founded in 2011 by Jeff Pelletier in the attic of his Capitol Hill home. He didn’t want his name on the door, wasn’t interested in only one architectural style, and was determined to show that exceptional design could come with ego-free attitude and great service.
Since those early days, we’ve grown our staff and our portfolio of work by providing honest customer service. Even at our size of just over 30 architects, interior designers, landscape architects, and creative professionals, we deliver personalized attention and are committed to changing how the design industry is perceived — both by clients and by the passionate people who work in this field. We are consistently ranked as one of the best places to work in the state, and the love we have for what we do shows through in the commitment we have to our clients.
Our team thrives on passion, not ego.
When you start from scratch, you can build not only a company, but a culture. From the time we were a firm of one, passion and great customer service have guided us. We come to work every day to help our clients, not to stroke our egos.
We care. A lot!
We challenge everyone here to work harder and better than they have anywhere else and be rewarded accordingly. You’ll never encounter someone here who only cares a little, and that passion guides us while we work with you to create something you love.
It’s time to change the game.
This story isn’t over. While promoting a 40-hour work week and providing great benefits to our team, we’ve proven the model works: you can have a thriving business and a happy team at the same time. Now, we’re out spreading the word, and bringing the rest of the industry on board.
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.
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.
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!
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.