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Lance Hayes is a Senior Associate and architect at Board & Vellum, an architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture firm in Seattle, Washington.

Lance Hayes, AIA

Senior Associate, Architecture

Lance is an architect who doesn’t like to settle for conventionality. His conceptual approach starts with engaging as many viewpoints as possible to explore stronger ideas, uncover better solutions, and build a systemic plan of action. He encourages frequent and direct communication across teams, and close collaboration with clients.

Lance brings an extensive knowledge of the design process, familiarity with local codes, and a command of city processes to his projects, always aiming to incorporate an enticing blend of science, tradition, and technology.

In his over two decades of experience, Lance’s work has taken him around the country, working on a variety of project types, including multifamily, commercial, and mixed-use developments, as well as alpine architecture, preserving the architecture and design of national parks. Lance is also passionate about adaptive reuse and historical preservation. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture with a minor in Structural Engineering from Washington University, followed by a Master of Architecture from Montana State University. He also earned certificates in Architectural Acoustics and Lighting Technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Insititute.

Deeply inspired by the beauty of the Pacific Northwest — its quality of light and limitless natural potential — Lance aims to capture its beauty in his work. When he isn’t imagining great architecture, you can find Lance reading, enjoying art, scouting out a shady tree to bask beneath, or planning his next adventure out of the city with his family and friends.

Lance Hayes is a member of the Board & Vellum ownership group.

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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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