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

Jeff Pelletier, AIA, CPHC

Principal | Architect

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

Director, Multifamily Studio

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

Director of Marketing

Originally trained in architecture, Rachel now focuses on the marketing and business side. 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

Director, Residential Studio | Architect

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

Director, Site Design Studio | Landscape Architect

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.

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.

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

Charles Fadem

Senior Associate | Commercial Studio Lead

Charles has a passion for interiors, and especially for creating Third Places. When he leaves for the day, you’ll find him ogling classic cars, working on his Mustang, or writing fiction, probably in a Third Place.

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.

Hyrel Mathias – Interior Design – Board & Vellum

Hyrel Mathias

Senior Associate | Residential Interiors Studio Lead

Hyrel has nearly a decade of experience in high-end residential interior design. When out of the office, she loves traveling, cooking for friends, and taking her dog Mowgli swimming.

Katie Söderland | Office Manager at Board & Vellum

Katie Söderlind

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.

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

Renée Roman, RA, LEED AP, Master Gardener

Senior Associate | Architect | Cabin & Ranch Studio Lead

Renée is a generalist architect with a passion for ranches and a love of sketching. She also channels her love of outdoor spaces to gardening, and has earned Master Gardener certification.

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.

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

Todd Martell

Senior Associate | Architecture

Todd’s personal motto is “never stop learning” and it serves him well in the creative and technical practice of architecture. In his spare time, Todd enjoys photography, biking, hiking, all day game-a-thons, and kimchi-making with friends.

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

Yi-Chun Lin, NCARB, NOMA

Senior Associate | Architecture

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.

Aaron Dorn – Meet a B&V'er – Board & Vellum

Aaron Dornsmith

Associate | Architecture

Aaron is an Idaho native with a passion for both the built and the natural environments, believing the best architecture requires a carefully-designed balance between the two.

Abbas Rachaman – Associate | Interior Design at Board & Vellum

Abbas Rachaman

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.

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

Abby Spadaro

Associate | Operations & Marketing

Abby is the first face you may see at B&V, often greeting you in the lobby. With a degree in music, and years of experience arranging and performing a capella pieces, 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 | Architecture

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.

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

Chris Parker, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

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.

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.

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

Ciera Shaver

Associate | Architecture

Ciera is passionate about all things design, and enjoys the creative challenges that architecture generates. When not working, she is active in Seattle’s dance community, attending and performing in shows as often as she can.

Danica Davis – Associate | Architecture at Board & Vellum

Danica Davis

Associate | Architecture

Danica knew she wanted to be an architect at a young age and has consistently been inspired by the question of what makes a space feel like home. Outside of the office, she is often literally outside fulfilling her great love and appreciation of nature.

Danie Leatherman, Interior Design at Board & Vellum

Danie Leatherman

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.

Fabiola Vargas – Associate | Architecture at Board & Vellum

Fabiola Vargas, Associate AIA

Associate | Architecture

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.

Gabriel Vargas – Associate | Architecture at Board & Vellum

Gabriel Vargas, RA, LEED AP Homes, NCARB

Associate | Architect

Gabriel loves creating spaces where beauty and sustainability go hand-in-hand. When not dreaming and creating, he can be found at dance floors, soccer pitches, mountain trails, eating weird stuff, or exploring the built environment.

Juliana Hom – Associate | Landscape Architecture at Board & Vellum

Juliana Hom

Associate | Landscape Architecture

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.

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

Leslie Batten, PLA, CPSI, LEED Green Associate

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.

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.

Marshall Ling – Associate | Architecture – Board & Vellum

Marshall Ling

Associate | Architecture

Marshall brings several years of experience in property management and development consulting. Having consulted on 100+ multifamily residential and mixed-use projects across the Puget Sound region, he sweats the small stuff when it comes to operations and marketability. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, traveling, and tinkering on his cabin in the Cascades.

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

Monika Mannix

Associate | Interior Design

Monika is an interior designer who also loves to dabble on the exterior of buildings. She’s a dog lover (borrowing them until she gets her own), a DIY’er, and the B&V Champion of Materials & Finishes.

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.

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.

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, 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.

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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.