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

Jeff Pelletier, AIA, CPHC®

Principal | Architect | Owner

Jeff has known since he was two years old that he wanted to be an architect. He was one of those kids playing in a room filled with LEGO bricks who grew up to be an adult practicing architecture in a room filled with LEGO bricks. It is a profession he loves deeply.

After moving from New York City in 2001 following graduation from Cornell University’s architecture program, Jeff invested heavily in Seattle. He spent a decade working for area firms before founding Board & Vellum in early 2011. Tapping into his extensive experience in residential, retail, commercial, and multi-family projects large and small, Board & Vellum is focused on complicated and precisely-detailed projects utilizing clear communication, a collaborative design approach, and excellent project management. Jeff is your advocate the whole way through. In a very short time, Board & Vellum has gained local buzz and grown to a staff of around 30. Jeff has been honored with the “40 Under 40” award by Puget Sound Business Journal, been recognized as one of the Top 200 Influencers in the Construction Industry by Fixr, and one of the top two architects in Seattle by Build Direct. He is passionate about creating one of the best places to work not just in Seattle, but in the United States.

Jeff lives on Capitol Hill, a short walk from the office, with his husband, two dogs, and their two young sons. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, travel, hiking, skiing, volunteering with local non-profits, a good bourbon, and hunkering down in his LEGO room. He is a passionate resident of Capitol Hill and serves as the Chair of the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce board.

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A sample collection of Jeff’s project contributions.

Spanning from custom residential to multifamily developments to commercial spaces, Jeff has extensive experience designing and managing projects of varying scopes and typologies.

Outdoor living room with a gas fire pit. – Urban Yard at The Seattle Box – Board & Vellum
A Small Yard Flush with Amenities

Urban Yard at The Seattle Box

This urban yard is not expansive, but it tucks in all the amenities you dream of for outdoor living, with landscaping designed to look fantastic, year-round.

Lucille on Roosevelt: New Apartment Development in Seattle
New Construction for a Mixed-Use Building

Lucille on Roosevelt

This multifamily development features 106 apartments and ample street-level commercial space, all with quick access to the future Roosevelt light rail station.

Ada’s Technical Books & Café – Retail Design – Board & Vellum
From Abandoned Home to Community Anchor

Ada’s Technical Books and Café

Ada’s Technical Books and Café is an adaptive reuse project converting a dilapidated single-story Craftsman home on Capitol Hill into a small, mixed-use retail space.

Backyard Reading Retreat – Board & Vellum
Transforming an Overgrown Backyard

Backyard Reading Retreat

This petite backyard shed and yard are an urban oasis: the perfect place to relax and recharge in the busy city with a great book.

A kitchen with a California feel: blue painted base cabinets and bright red accents.
A Seattle Green Home with Midcentury Cali Vibes

Fremont High-Performing Home

This sustainably-minded home features solar panels, a rainwater cistern for graywater irrigation, sheep’s wool insulation, passive cooling strategies, and more.

Crow's Nest Cottage – City Cottage – Board &  Vellum Interior Design FF&E
Crow’s Nest Cottage

Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Furniture, Fixtures, Art & Accessories

Crow’s Nest Cottage

A tiny, adaptable guest house with a modern, moody, Pacific Northwest vibe. With an interior design theme centering around crows, the cottage is full of “creature comforts.”

Dynasty Room – Interior Design by Board & Vellum
Interior Design for a Bar with a Story

Dynasty Room

In the now-shuttered Four Seas restaurant in Seattle’s International District, the old and the new mingle in this experiential reincarnation of the Dynasty Room bar.

Vaulting Ceilings into Former Attic Space

Seward Park Gables

Where there once were low, flat ceilings, there are now exposed trusses and metal collar ties contributing to the architectural drama of these newly-opened gabled spaces completely transforming the character of this home.

Cantilevered Home – Modern Cantilevered Residence – Board & Vellum
A New Home Above Puget Sound

Modern Cantilevered Residence

Sited on a steep cliff with tremendous water views, this cantilevered home embraces the sweeping views both physically and visually, reaching out to the water.

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