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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. Where’s our leadership team? You’re looking at them. We operate a little differently here, and we’re pretty excited about it.

Learn more about our unique structure and what that means for your project in this post about how we compose our firm and how we structure project teams. We’re not your typical design firm, and we would love to show you why.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 | Multifamily Interiors

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Derek Reeves

Senior Associate | Residential Landscape Studio Lead

Derek co-launched B&V’s “Site Design Studio” and is eagerly exploring his passion for landscape at a firm of integrated services. When he’s not in the studio, you’ll often find him behind the photographic lens.

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

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.

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

Hailey Mackay, Associate ASLA, Certified Arborist

Associate | Landscape & Site Design

Hailey relishes exploring landscape design at all scales from micro-climates to urban design. She blends her personal and professional life with a relentless passion for gardening and the natural world.

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Hayley Buckbee

Associate | Architecture

Passionate about architecture and art, Hayley is the curator of B&V’s By Others gallery space. Outside of B&V, she is a principal at RSVR visual research, an exploratory and interdisciplinary design and fabrication practice.

Hyrel Mathias – Interior Design – Board & Vellum

Hyrel Mathias

Senior Associate | Interior Design

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.

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.

Kaysie Rozsonits – Meet a B&V'er – 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.

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. He is the Studio Champion of B&V’s “Generalist Studio.”

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

Leslie Batten, PLA, 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.

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

Marissa Lada

Associate | Interior Design | Feng Shui Consultant

Marissa is championing a B&V effort to ensure we specify sustainably responsible finishes and fixtures wherever possible. She is also a crystal and gem nerd, and a regular contributor to the B&V blog.

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

Matthew Hagen, AIA

Senior Associate | Architect

Matthew was the second hire at Board & Vellum and besides keeping us all in line, he tirelessly oversees our Information Technology. Outside of work, he loves a good road trip, especially if it includes a stop for some live music.

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

Monika Shreves

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

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.

Rachel Simrell Scott – Meet a B&V'er – Board & Vellum Team

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.

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

Renée Roman, RA, LEED AP, Master Gardener

Senior Associate | Cabin & Ranch Studio Lead | Architect

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

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.

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

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.

Taylor McNeill – Landscape Architect – Board & Vellum

Taylor McNeill, PLA

Associate | Landscape Architect

Taylor is a licensed landscape architect with a deep curiosity for the environment and its complex systems, both natural and social. When he is not in the office, he is likely exploring in the mountains or people-watching at the park.

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

Tina Witherspoon

Director of Public Relations

Tina oversees the firm’s public and client relations, while also acting as Board & Vellum’s in-house portrait photographer. When she’s not at B&V, she lets her creative juices flow as an independent fashion designer.

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.

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.

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 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.

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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!

Best of Houzz 2019: Design & Service – Board & Vellum

Recognized for “Design” & “Service” for the 6th 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.