Living Shelter Architects joins Board & Vellum! Learn about the details here, and cheers to our expanded team!

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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Historic & Traditional
Interior Design
Landscape Architecture
Multifamily & Mixed-Use
Jeff Pelletier – Managing Principal and Founder of Board & Vellum

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 – Principal, Multifamily at 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 leads all brand and marketing at Board & Vellum. She’s a self-admitted foodie, tech geek, design nerd, and passionate defender of the Oxford comma. She’ll catch any wayward pixels, while keeping an eye on the big picture.

Sara Emhoff – Principal, Single-Family 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

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 – Director of Interior Design at Board & Vellum

Kristin Jensen, LEED AP ID+C

Director, Interior Design

Kristin’s passion for interior design is complemented by her love of the outdoors. When she’s not riding her bike or doing other cliché PNW things, you can find her in the kitchen, listening to podcasts and cooking up a storm.

Terry Phelan – Director of Sustainable Practice at Board & Vellum

Terry Phelan, RA

Director, Sustainable Practice

Terry is passionate about educating the public and mentoring designers on the benefits of sustainable design. When she isn’t writing, teaching, or podcasting on the subject, Terry’s spending time in her garden!

Yi-Chun Lin, NCARB, NOMA – Director of Integrated Practice 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 – Senior Associate, Interior Design at Board & Vellum

Abbas Rachaman

Senior Associate, Interior Design

With a decade of experience, 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 – Senior Associate and Architect at 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

Chris is dedicated to community engagement and equity through architectural design. Besides his passion for architecture, he loves cooking Hawaiian food, and trying local microbrews.

D. Troy Howe – Senior Associate and Architect at Board & Vellum

D. Troy Howe, AIA, RA, CPHC®

Senior Associate, Architect

With a diverse background in both construction and architecture, Troy brings a practical and philosophical approach to design. He’s dedicated to creating authentic spaces that reflect the spirit of their locations and users.

Jennifer Ross – Senior Associate, Interior Design at Board & Vellum

Jennifer Ross, NCIDQ, LEED GA

Senior Associate, Interior Design

Jennifer loves brainstorming with a collaborative team to come up with creative design solutions for residential projects of all sizes. In her free time, you might find Jennifer traveling with her family, gardening, and otherwise enjoying the outdoors.

Josh Buckley – Senior Associate and Architect at Board & Vellum

Josh Buckley, RA

Senior Associate, Architect

Josh's willingness to consider new ideas and perspectives serves him well in both work and play. With a true passion for single-family residential architecture, he loves connecting with his clients to help them achieve their house dreams.

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.

Robin Quinn – Senior Associate, Interior Design at 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.

Roy Stark McGarrah – Senior Associate and Architect at Board & Vellum

Roy Stark McGarrah

Senior Associate, Architecture

Roy is dedicated to bringing the built and natural environments together in design that prioritizes community and connection, for final products that are as artful as they are functional.

Abby Spadaro – Associate, Marketing Manager at Board & Vellum

Abby Spadaro

Associate, Marketing Manager

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 and 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.

Anthony Casciotta – Associate at Board & Vellum

Anthony Casciotta

Associate, Architecture

Anthony believes the most important thing he does as a designer is create spaces that are sensitive to the people who inhabit and enjoy them after they‘re built. He loves the great outdoors and strives to preserve the natural world through low-impact design.

Ben Wolk – Associate and 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 taking an idea to the next level with design that marries aesthetic, expression, and comfort. She's also discovered a new passion: construction documents!

Christina Sanchez – Associate, Architecture at 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.

Edgardo Arroyo, AIA – Associate and Architect at Board & Vellum

Edgardo Arroyo, AIA

Associate, Architect

Edgardo relishes in the design process, embracing the early stages of adjusting and editing to find the right solutions for the project and client. A frequent traveler, if Edgardo could have one superpower it would be teleportation.

Elisa DeVita – Associate, Architecture at Board & Vellum

Elisa DeVita

Associate, Architecture

Elisa is dedicated to giving back to the community through sustainable design. She uses her deep well of technical skills to prioritize building performance beyond building code.

Erik de los Reyes – Associate and Architect at Board & Vellum

Erik de los Reyes, AIA, NCARB

Associate, Architect

Erik balances the spontaneity of the creative process with detail-driven systems that keep projects on track. He prioritizes efficient and elegant designs that satisfy client needs and make the built environment a better place.

Ian Garnier – Associate, Landscape & Site Design at Board & Vellum

Ian Garnier

Associate, Landscape & Site Design

Ian loves 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 and Landscape Architect at 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.

Juanita Labuschagne – Associate, Business Coordinator at Board & Vellum

Juanita Labuschagne

Associate, Business Coordinator

Juanita brings an early passion for sustainability to her work on the operations team. Her passion for nature extends to everyday life, where she likes to spend time outdoors with her family.

Juliana Hom – Associate, Landscape & Site Design 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.

Lina Gustafsson Moberg – Associate, Architecture at Board & Vellum

Lina Gustafsson Moberg

Associate, Architecture

A thoughtful single-family residential designer, Lina brings a little bit of Sweden to every design. She’s a trail runner and skier, loves the outdoors, and is always ready for an adventure.

Lindsey Werkhoven – Associate and 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, LEED Green Associate

Associate, Client Care Manager

Helping is at the heart of what motivates Malcom and directs his focus on project management and customer care. Fueled by coffee, he dreams of visiting remote farms in each growing region.

Meg Cummins, LEED AP – Associate, Architecture at Board & Vellum

Meg Cummins, LEEP AP

Associate, Architecture

A team player by nature, Meg believes collaborating across disciplines leads to a better design and final product. Her ideal weekend includes reading the Sunday NYT on her hammock (or couch, depending on the season).

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

Mira Mui, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Associate, Architect

Whether a remodel, retrofit, or new multifamily development, Mira loves to unearth and maximize the potential that was always there. She’s passionate about building reuse, sustainability, and DIY projects on her Central Washington cabin.

Morgan Welch – Associate and Architect at 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 at Board & Vellum

Sneha Easwaran

Associate, Landscape & Site Design

Sneha believes it takes initiative to make purposeful, positive change. When not at work, you can find her buried in her home studio tinkering with her artwork and, most importantly, drinking lots of masala chai.

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 is honored to be a Gray Awards Finalist for landscape design, earning the recognition for the rooftop garden at the Lucille on Roosevelt.

Honored as a finalist for residential landscape design.

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.