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

Jeff Pelletier, AIA, CPHC

Principal | Architect

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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Other Tangents

Use Your Words (Even When You Can’t)

Even in a profession where we quite literally draw pictures to communicate, words are incredibly important, too. Use them carefully, and precisely to get the job done right, and don’t forget that words can communicate very differently if they are said out loud versus written down, and there’s a time and place for both.

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Firm Culture, News

Five Ways You Can Create Great Work Culture

At the end of June, we attended the 2018 Seattle Magazine's Best 100 Companies to Work for Event, in the top 10 for small business for the third year! We are excited, of course, but it takes a lot of work to create work culture like this. Here are 5 ways we help cultivate our work culture.

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Other Tangents

Channeling Experience: Storytelling in the Spaces We Design

Although we humans have invented new ways of sharing knowledge beyond the sharing of stories to one other over the firepit, storytelling is a key part of our culture. (Who doesn’t love a good story?) But beyond the stories we tell out loud, there is storytelling in spaces we design, too.

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Ask an Architect, Custom Residential

What’s Harder: Designing a New House or Remodeling an Existing Home?

Remodeling vs building new: is one harder than the other? It’s very difficult to compare the two, as it’s not apples to apples. While they do share some of the same approaches, they are different challenges that require careful thought. Here are a few of the things to keep in mind when remodeling your home.

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Firm Culture

Where Are All the Principals?

Flat hierarchy in a design firm is rare. We are a medium-sized design firm with one principal. Basically, we’re a design firm unicorn. So, how does that even work, and what impact does our internal organization have on our clients? Our experience has been that it is overwhelmingly positive. Here's why.

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