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Lance Hayes – Meet a B&V'er – Board & Vellum Team

Lance Hayes, AIA

Senior Associate, Architect

Growing up in Big Sky country, Lance developed an unrelenting love of dramatic landscapes, humble but classic constructions, and hardworking honest people. From an early age, Lance was fascinated with artwork, particularly drawing and painting. It wasn’t difficult to find his way to architecture from there, having realized that the field had a rich history of artwork, and an enticing blend of science, tradition, and technology.

With over two decades of experience in the industry, Lance’s education, work, and travels have taken him all around the country, including the Rust Belt — a photographer’s dream — where Lance spent several years in St. Louis attending Washington University, and then Rensselaer Polytechnic in Troy, New York. His love of adaptive reuse began there, with TAP Architecture, taking the building stock of a previous time and rejuvenating it for a new purpose.

In the years following, Lance worked for a brief time designing custom alpine architecture in the mountains of Colorado, then to Montana preserving national “parkitecture” for generations to come with A&E Architects in Missoula.

In a quest to cover the bases as an architect and further explore the west, he jumped at an opportunity to move to Seattle, where his first new project was to work on the Nintendo Headquarters of America in Redmond, with ZGF Architects. Lance also spent a year at LMN, and has truly grown to love the Pacific Northwest with its amazing quality of light and limitless potential to inspire craft, community, and a culture of design appreciation.

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A sample collection of Lance’s project contributions.

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

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.

Cabins in Eastern Washington – Board & Vellum
Two Sister Cabins on Two Ranches

Cabins in Eastern Washington

Two rustic cabins nestled into the land of two Eastern Washington ranches feature carefully-detailed exposed plywood paired with salvaged wood from an 1890s barn.

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.

1819 Exterior Refresh – Site Design & Landscape Architecture – Board & Vellum
Site Design for an Apartment Building

1819 Exterior Refresh

With earthy materials — steel, natural wood, gravel, concrete, and green foliage — this apartment complex from the 1980s has a refreshed, modern street presence.

Modern Deck on a Tudor Home – Board & Vellum
Pacific Northwest Modern Deck Design

Modern Deck on a Tudor Home

This new deck with a Pacific Northwest Modern feel complements a traditional home, connecting the indoor and outdoor spaces and anchoring the home in the landscape.

Lowercase Brewing Taproom – Looking down the bar, towards the cushioned
Transforming an Auto Shop into a Brew Pub

Lowercase Brewing Taproom

The open spaces, tall ceilings, concrete floors, and overhead doors of this old auto repair shop work perfectly when transformed into a tap room for a brewery.

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