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We are an integrated design team.

From architects, to interior designers, to landscape architects — we’re all here to be your advocate.

Our team at Board & Vellum is here to answer your questions, solve your design challenges, and to have a fun time collaborating with you. We’re not your typical design firm, and we would love to show you why.

Please feel free to reach out to one of us directly, or contact us via the form at the bottom of any page. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Jeff Pelletier – Meet a B&V'er – Board & Vellum Team

Jeff Pelletier, AIA, CPHC®

Managing Principal, Founder

In 2011, Jeff founded Board & Vellum in his attic and has forged ahead with excitement ever since. Architecture aside, he is a huge advocate for traveling, and takes LEGO really seriously.

Jill Burdeen – Meet a B&V'er – Board & Vellum

Jill Burdeen

Principal, Multifamily

Jill has over 15 years of experience in multifamily and mixed-use projects and an intimate familiarity with the Seattle market. Out of the office, she enjoys spending time with her daughters and dreams of opening a candy store.

Rachel Simrell Scott – Director of Marketing at Board & Vellum

Rachel Simrell Scott

Principal, Marketing & Brand

Originally trained in architecture, Rachel now focuses on marketing and brand. She is a self-admitted foodie, a tech geek, design nerd, and a passionate defender of the Oxford comma. She’ll catch any wayward pixels, while keeping an eye on the big picture.

Sara Emhoff – Director, Residential Studio | Architect at Board & Vellum

Sara Emhoff, AIA

Principal, Single-Family

Sara has extensive experience with the unique challenges of single-family residential projects, having honed her practice on homes across a wide spectrum of sizes, styles, and budgets.

Zack Thomas – Meet a B&V'er – Board & Vellum Team

Zack Thomas, PLA, LEED AP ND

Principal, Landscape & Site Design

Zack co-launched B&V’s ”Site Design Studio,” and is excited to take on landscape projects of all shapes, sizes, and scales. He loves to get out of the city on weekends and makes a point of traveling to another country each year.

Kristin Jensen – Senior Associate | Interiors Studio Lead – Board & Vellum

Kristin Jensen, LEED AP ID+C

Director, Interior Design

As a Seattle native, Kristin’s passion for interior design is complemented by her love of the outdoors. She loves to play with color, light, texture, and plants to bring a space to life. When she’s not riding her bike or doing other cliché PNW things, you can find her in the kitchen, listening to podcasts, cooking up a storm.

Yi-Chun Lin, Associate AIA, NCARB – Senior Associate | Architecture at Board & Vellum

Yi-Chun Lin, NCARB, NOMA

Director, Integrated Practice

Motivated by curiosity to connect culture, environment, and human experience through design, Yi-Chun’s generalist experience is expressed through a range of project typologies. An avid reader, seeker of metaphors, and food enthusiast, she revels finding beauty in simplicity.

Abbas Rachaman – Associate | Interior Design at Board & Vellum

Abbas Rachaman

Senior Associate, Interior Design

With a decade of experience in kitchen and bath design and design-build projects, Abbas knows what it takes to bring a project to life. Outside the office, he spends the chilly season indoors and the warmer months exploring the city and traveling with friends.

Brian Baker – Meet a B&V'er – Board & Vellum Team

Brian Baker, AIA

Senior Associate, Architect

Brian has over a decade of residential design and construction experience. Beyond architecture, Brian is our resident music fanatic, and a Vienna Secession art and design obsessive.

Christopher Palms – Meet a B&V'er – Board & Vellum

Christopher Palms, AIA, LEED AP

Senior Associate, Architect

Christopher is an experienced architect with lifelong interests in photography and music that have led him across the globe exploring how culture, buildings, language, and art unite us all.

 – Meet a B&V'er – Board & Vellum Team

Chris Parker, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Senior Associate, Architect

After traversing from Hawaii to New York, Chris is thrilled to finally have landed in the Pacific Northwest. Besides his passion for architecture, he loves cooking Hawaiian food, and trying local microbrews.

Danie Leatherman, Interior Design at Board & Vellum

Danie Leatherman, NCIDQ

Senior Associate, Interior Design

Danie’s foundation comes from years in the residential, commercial, and hospitality interiors industry. Outside of the office, you can find her exploring outdoors, tending to a variety of houseplants, and enjoying live music.

Katie Söderland | Office Manager at Board & Vellum

Katie Söderlind

Senior Associate, Office Manager

Bringing over a decade of school administration experience to Board & Vellum, Katie has a deep love for truth, beauty, and order. Always in motion either physically or mentally, she is a force of nature, hopefully spreading wit, wisdom, and the barest hint of whimsy in her wake.

Lance Hayes – Meet a B&V'er – Board & Vellum Team

Lance Hayes, AIA

Senior Associate, Architect

Lance’s passion for architecture has allowed him to explore all over the country. The Montana native loves dramatic landscapes (natural and architectural) and enjoys expressing that love through the artistic lens.

Leslie Batten – Meet a B&V'er – Board & Vellum Team

Leslie Batten, PLA, CPSI, LEED GA

Senior Associate, Landscape Architect

Leslie’s experience on projects of diverse scales makes her a great asset to the B&V landscape team. Outside of the office, Leslie leads an annual bike tour exploring Pacific Northwest wine regions.

Robert Mech, AIA – Senior Associate | Architect at Board & Vellum

Robert Mech, AIA

Senior Associate, Architect

Interfacing analog to digital since 1976, Robert is our resident resource for all things historical. Beyond B&V, he is the proprietor of an Etsy store called AnalogDigital, and has very informed opinions about lightbulbs.

Robin Quinn, NCIDQ, LEED Green Associate – Associate, Interior Design – Board & Vellum

Robin Quinn, NCIDQ, LEED Green Associate

Senior Associate, Interior Design

Robin is delighted by the imaginative journey her interior design career has taken. In every project, she likes to celebrate the unexpected, especially the “ah-ha” moments where work and planning come together into a cohesive design.

Abby Spadaro – Meet a B&V'er – Board & Vellum Team

Abby Spadaro

Associate, Marketing

Abby brings a love of process and a keen eye for detail to Board & Vellum's marketing team. With a degree in music, you may catch her making up songs on the fly to narrate her work.

Andrea Detweiler – Associate | Architect at Board  & Vellum

Andrea Detweiler, AIA, CPHC®

Associate, Architect

As a Certified Passive House Consultant, Andrea loves to bring sustainability to all project types. Outside of the office, Andrea often takes a break from buildings to sail on her 35’ sailboat.

Ben Wolk – Associate | Architect at Board & Vellum

Ben Wolk, AIA, CPHC®

Associate, Architect

Self-professed building science nerd, Ben focuses on designing beautiful, comfortable, healthy, and extremely energy-efficient buildings and spaces. When not obsessing over thermal bridging details, you will find him enjoying the outdoors with his wife and dog or dreaming about building a rally car.

Brie Martin – Associate | Interior Design at Board & Vellum

Brie Martin

Associate, Interior Design

Brie is passionate about helping people take their ideas to the next level with design that marries aesthetic, expression, and comfort. She’s also discovered a new passion: construction documents! Brie’s creativity extends outside the office, where she likes to dance ballet and roller skate, but you can also find her indulging in the newest true-crime docuseries.

Christina Sanchez – Board & Vellum

Christina Sanchez

Associate, Architecture

Christina joins us after completing her Master of Architecture at Kansas State University. She relishes creating comfortable and sustainable structures connecting people with nature.

Fabiola Vargas – Associate | Architecture at Board & Vellum

Fabiola Vargas, Associate AIA

Associate, Architecture & Interior Design

Fabiola has been passionate about architecture and the arts since the age of 12. When out of the office, she volunteers with the AIA, the Seattle Architecture Foundation, and the Fremont Arts Council.

Ian Garnier – Associate | Landscape Architecture at Board & Vellum

Ian Garnier

Associate, Landscape & Site Design

Ian is a landscape designer with experience working with multidisciplinary, creative teams to deliver a variety of projects from residential housing to themed zoo exhibits. He likes to ask, "Why not?" and enjoys problem solving and research that generates novel ideas and solutions.

Jennifer Garcia-Chen, PLA – Associate, Landscape Architecture – Board & Vellum

Jennifer Garcia-Chen, PLA

Associate, Landscape Architect

As a Landscape Architect, Jennifer is inspired to positively impact the world through design. She works on projects of all sizes, from private gardens to large-scale civic work, like parks.

Juliana Hom – Associate | Landscape Architecture at Board & Vellum

Juliana Hom

Associate, Landscape & Site Design

Interested in art, design, and nature since she was young, when Juliana’s not thinking about how design can create environmental and social benefits, she enjoys sketching, exploring Seattle by foot, and trying all the restaurants that Seattle has to offer.

Kaysie Rozsonits – Associate | Architect at Board & Vellum

Kaysie Rozsonits, AIA

Associate, Architect

Kaysie is a licensed architect with a passion for designing the intimate experiences of a custom residential home. She’s an avid adventurer, and enjoys great craft beer.

Lindsey Werkhoven – Associate | Architect at Board & Vellum

Lindsey Werkhoven, RA

Associate, Architect

Lindsey’s love of traveling has led her all over the US and abroad to explore, design, and study architecture. She thrives on interdisciplinary teams and especially loves working directly with craftspeople to highlight their unique work.

Logan Kimbrel – Associate | Architecture at Board & Vellum

Logan Kimbrel

Associate, Architecture

In the design world, Logan‘s passions lie in residential architecture spaces. Meanwhile, outside of the office, he like boards, bikes, beers, whiskeys, seafood, sandwiches, and things that go fast.

Malcom Richardson – Associate | Client Care Manager at Board & Vellum

Malcom Richardson

Associate, Client Care Manager

Helping is at the heart of what motivates Malcom and directs his focus on project management and customer care. He looks for ways to end ambiguity when possible – if it’s an answer you need, he’ll hunt it down. Fueled by coffee, Malcom dreams of visiting remote farms in each growing region.

Mira Mui, AIA, LEED AP BD+C – Associate | Architect – Board & Vellum


Associate, Architect

Whether a remodel, retrofit, or new multifamily development, Mira finds it incredibly satisfying to unearth and maximize the potential that was always there, and relies on this focus for every project. She’s passionate about building reuse, sustainability, and DIY projects on her Central Washington cabin.

Morgan Welch – Meet a B&V'er – Board & Vellum

Morgan Welch, AIA, CPHC®

Associate, Architect

A transplant from the east coast, Morgan has experience designing at many different scales, from townhouses to towers. She now focuses on residential projects, designing well-loved, welcoming spaces, no matter the size.

Patrick McCoy – Meet a B&V'er – Board & Vellum Team

Patrick McCoy

Associate, Architecture

Patrick is a residential designer and a Revit modeling master. An avid runner, Patrick finds inspiration as he races through the streets of downtown Seattle or Chicago.

Peter Altier – Associate | Interior Design at Board & Vellum

Peter Altier

Associate, Interior Design

Peter focuses on multifamily and commercial projects where, in addition to his years of multifamily and commercial interiors experience, he brings a passion for sustainability and desire to make every space a unique expression of the client's wants and needs.

Sneha Easwaran – Associate | Landscape & Site Design – Board & Vellum

Sneha Easwaran

Associate, Landscape & Site Design

Sneha is a designer who believes that it takes initiative to make purposeful, positive change, and that this can be achieved through landscape architecture and planning. When not at work, you can find Sneha buried in her home studio tinkering with her artwork, exploring Seattle’s vast landscapes, and, most importantly, drinking lots of masala chai in earthen clay cups.

Tom Walker – Associate | Landscape & Site Design at Board & Vellum

Tom Walker

Associate, Landscape & Site Design

Tom brings a unique perspective with a background in landscape architecture and urban planning. He is passionate about shaping the built environment to positively address social, economic, and environmental challenges. Outside of work, you might find him skiing, gardening, at a Husky football game, or spending time at his cabin on Hood Canal.

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 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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Board & Vellum makes Seattle Business magazine's list of 100 Best Companies to Work For in Washington 2019.

On the list for small business for the 4th year in a row!

Board & Vellum wins 2020 Best of Houzz awards in the Design & Service categories.

Recognized for “Design” & “Service” for the 7th year!

LEED Certified in White

Our team includes LEED-accredited professionals.

Certified Passive House Consultant in White

Our team includes certified Passive House consultants.

NGLCC Certified as LGBT Business Enterprise – Board & Vellum Recognition

A Certified LGBT Business Enterprise Since 2016.

PSBJ’s Top 25 LGBTQ-Owned Businesses 2016 in White

Honoring companies that lead in promoting equality.