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Jill Burdeen – Principal, Multifamily at Board & Vellum

Jill Burdeen

Principal, Multifamily

Jill loves collaborative design that echoes her clients’ visions and energizes the community. In her role as Principal, she uses efficiency as motivation to creatively fill a site while also producing truly usable spaces. She is enthusiastic about color and patterns and tries to find unique and tasteful ways to incorporate them into project design.

Bringing over 20 years of design experience in the multifamily and mixed-use world, Jill’s project portfolio ranges from townhouse projects on a podium to large-scale, mid-rise apartment buildings, and she has a passion for dense, urban infill developments. She is intimately familiar with the Seattle market, proficient in all aspects of residential architecture – from feasibility through construction – and brings a thorough knowledge of city processes and code intricacies.

Jill holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree, with a focus in Business and Telecommunications, and a Master of Architecture Degree. She has spent time volunteering with groups like Architects Without Borders, Food Lifeline, Noel House, and Marra Farms. When she is not at the office, you can find Jill racing around town with her two daughters chasing rainbows and unicorns. Jill also likes to dabble in party planning and has hopes of someday opening a candy store.

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A sample collection of Jill’s project contributions.

From townhouses to mid-rise apartment buildings and mixed-use developments, Jill has two decades of experience working with the intricacies of the Seattle market.

Stream Dexios Apartments – Apartments in Westlake
New 80-Unit Mixed-Use Apartment Building

Stream Dexios Apartments

New construction for a 6-story + mezzanine mixed-use building with one story of below-grade parking and sweeping views from the rooftop.

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.

Bitter Lake Townhouses – Board & Vellum
On The Boards
New Townhomes Along Greenwood Avenue

Bitter Lake Townhouses

Nestled on a site with a mature tree canopy, this new townhouse development forms a pedestrian-centric community along a busy arterial in North Seattle.

318 Lofts Passive House Apartments – Board & Vellum
On The Boards
Passive House Multifamily Housing

318 Lofts Passive House Apartments

New construction for a modern building ensuring long-term sustainability, durability, and affordability via Passive House principles.

Riverfront Place Townhomes in Wenatchee – Board & Vellum
On The Boards
Mixing Modern Luxury With Country Comfort

Riverfront Place Townhomes

Designed with comfort and community in mind, these new townhomes balance modern sustainability practices with farmhouse charm.

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