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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 paired with beautiful design. Even at our size of nearly 50 architects, interior designers, landscape architects, and creative professionals, we deliver personalized attention and continue to advocate for improving the reputation of the design industry — both in the eyes of clients and in the eyes of the passionate people who work in this field.

In 2023, we earned a Just label from the International Living Future Institute, reflecting our commitment to social justice in our operations. By ensuring we are doing our best as a company, we can continue to do our best for our clients.

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

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 our clients to bring their projects to life.

It’s time to change the game.

This story isn’t over. While growing as a firm 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.

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!

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.

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