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Jeff Pelletier is the Managing Principal and Founder of Board & Vellum, an architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture firm in Seattle, Washington.

Jeff Pelletier, AIA, CPHC®

Managing Principal, Founder

Jeff believes great design is born from strong partnerships and excellent organization. He loves empowering clients to bring their visions and ideas to life through close collaboration and open communication. With over two decades designing in the Seattle area, Jeff is a generalist architect with extensive experience in residential, retail, commercial, and multifamily projects large and small.

In 2011, Jeff founded Board & Vellum with the goal of being one of the best places to work, not just in Seattle, but in the United States. His vision has evolved into a positive, ego-free environment for employees and clients alike. Jeff’s expertise is frequently sought by newspapers, blogs, and other publications, including The Seattle Times. He was honored by the Puget Sound Business Journal with the “40 Under 40” award, has been recognized as one of the Top 200 Influencers in the Construction Industry and Top 100 Architects Influencing the Industry by Fixr, and one of the top two architects in Seattle by Build Direct.

Deeply dedicated to Seattle and the Capitol Hill community, Jeff strives to make the city a more equitable and beautiful place to live. He is co-chair of the 15th Avenue Business Improvement Associate and a board member of the University Child Development School. Jeff previously served as chair of the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce and continues to find new ways to connect with and give back to the community that supports Board & Vellum.

Jeff earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University. In his free time, you can find him spending time with his husband and their two sons, cooking, skiing, or hunkering down in the family LEGO room.

Jeff Pelletier is the founding member of the Board & Vellum ownership group.

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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.

Laurelhurst Storybook Home – Board & Vellum
Bringing a Fairytale Home to Life

Laurelhurst Storybook Residence

A Tudor-style estate brimming with custom details inside and out, designed by a fully-integrated architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture team.

Darmer Hay & Feed Adaptive Reuse – Board & Vellum – Design process images for the adaptive reuse of a historic structure.
On The Boards
Adaptive Reuse of a Historic Structure

Darmer Hay & Feed Adaptive Reuse

Reimagining a historic, unreinforced masonry building in downtown Tacoma to ready it for future tenants in its new chapter as a mixed-use building.

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, take a dip in the hot tub, or enjoy the fire pit.

A kitchen with a California feel: blue painted base cabinets and bright red accents.
A 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.

Seward Park Gables – Board & Vellum
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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