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Chris Parker is a Senior Associate and architect at Board & Vellum, an architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture firm in Seattle, Washington.

Chris Parker, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Senior Associate, Architect

Chris is a licensed architect passionate about community engagement and equitable design practices. As a Senior Associate, Chris brings over 10 years of experience in thoughtful project management for multifamily, mixed-use, and affordable housing projects. He advocates for projects that address unmet economic, social, and environmental needs.

With a varied career including starting his own company, lecturing at Cornell University’s Design & Environmental Analysis program, and running workshops for Ithaca College’s Pre-Architecture Studio, Chris contributes a wide range of knowledge and expertise to Board & Vellum. He completed a Doctor of Architecture degree at the University of Hawaii, is a member of AIA, and is a LEED Accredited Professional specializing in building design and construction. His work in community engagement has been recognized by the WASLA Award of Merit.

Chris previously served as Chair of the US Green Building Council Hawaii Chapter’s Green Schools Committee, Communications Chair for the AIA Southern NY Chapter, and Board Chair for Forward Flux Production. He is currently a Board Member for Shunpike, a community-oriented collective focused on empowering individual artists and arts groups.

When Chris isn’t finding new ways to support the community through design, he enjoys improving and expanding his knowledge as an architect. Outside of work, you’ll find Chris enjoying sports, sketching, and baking. An explorer at heart, Chris also enjoys traveling and discovering what the city has to offer.

Chris Parker is a member of the Board & Vellum ownership group.

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A sample collection of Chris’ project contributions.

Chris has over 10 years of experience in architecture, focusing on multifamily, affordable housing, and educational projects.

Scott Street Mixed-Use – Board & Vellum
On The Boards
Integrated Design for a Mixed-Use Development

Scott Street Development

Interdisciplinary design for a multi-acre site with dedicated permanent, affordable community land trust homes, mixed-use retail buildings, and market-rate apartments.

1405 Dexter – Apartments in South Lake Union – Board & Vellum
On The Boards
Multifamily Housing in South Lake Union

1405 Dexter

An efficient, yet distinctive design, this new apartment building responds to its transit-oriented location without blending in with the crowd.

Harrison South: New Apartments in Capitol Hill – Board & Vellum
New Apartments with an Owner’s Unit

Harrison South Apartments

This new apartment building is contextually traditional, respecting the fabric of the neighborhood, with a modern intervention.

15th Avenue East Community Workshop – Board & Vellum and Environmental Works
Community Outreach & Neighborhood Design Charrette

15th Avenue East Community Workshop

A series of community events to give those living and working around 15th Avenue East the opportunity to weigh in on the future of their neighborhood.

New Townhomes for Families

The Shoreline Row

The gabled roofs and traditional details of these townhomes complement the neighborhood character, while the interiors feature the modern, open plans that so many buyers seek.

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