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Leslie Batten – Meet a B&V'er – Board & Vellum Team

Leslie Batten, PLA, CPSI, LEED GA

Senior Associate, Landscape Architect

As a bridge between the built and natural environments, Leslie is committed to bringing together the program needs of a community while accentuating natural systems for mutual benefit. Leslie’s diverse background in restoration, stewardship, and ecosystem management compliments her skills in public-realm design as a Landscape Architect. Her experience in non-profits as a grant writer and project manager gives her a strong understanding of grant requirements including federal grants.

She is a LEED Green Associate, has worked on Living Building Challenge projects, and has certificates in Low Impact Development and Wetland Science and Restoration. Leslie is also a Certified Playground Safety Inspector and is passionate about public engagement with award-winning results.

A thorough, detail-oriented designer, Leslie is skilled at keeping complex projects and multidisciplinary teams focused on the project goals. She strives for innovation with an eye towards simple, long-term maintenance. Leslie enjoys working closely with clients and the community to discover the little things that make spaces delightful.

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A sample collection of Leslie’s project contributions.

Spanning from custom residential to multifamily developments to civic spaces, Leslie has a decade of experience designing and managing projects of varying scopes and typologies.

A large canopy covers a deck with an outdoor kitchen, hot tub, and shower. - Backyard Covered Kitchen – Board & Vellum
New
Multi-Use Outdoor Entertaining Space

Backyard Covered Kitchen

An industrial-class outdoor kitchen, entertainment space, hot tub, and outdoor shower sheltered by a canopy for year-round use.

Westside Park, Redmond, Washington – Board & Vellum
Upgrading a Community Park With a Woodsy Feel

Westside Park Rejuvenation

Updating this park meant adding to its woodsy, natural feel, cultivating its connection to a local trail system, and creating spaces for all-ages, year-round use.

Blue Ridge View Home – Board & Vellum
Reinventing a House and Yard to Enjoy the View

Blue Ridge View Home

With multidisciplinary services — architecture, interiors, and site design — this remodel feels truly customized just for this family, inside and out.

A Year-Round Exterior Meditation & Relaxation Space

Tree of Life Backyard

Lush plantings, custom art pieces, integrated lighting, and more, helped transform this underused backyard into an oasis with seasonal interest.

Central District Edible Garden – Board & Vellum – Landscape Architecture & Site Design
Space for Urban Agriculture

Central District Edible Garden

Raised beds with integrated benches and full of flowers, fruits, and vegetables surround a fire pit in this yard designed for urban agriculture and entertaining.

Lake City Park – Landscape Architecture – Board & Vellum
On The Boards
A New Public Park for a Local Community

Lake City Park

This new neighborhood park celebrates play, recreation, urban agriculture, relaxation, enjoying the outdoors, and it features art funded by the 1% For The Arts program.

Craftsman Manor Resurrection – Architecture & Landscape Architecture by Board & Vellum
Preservation & Modernization of a Historic Home

Craftsman Manor Resurrection

After decades without an update, this old Craftsman home is restored, both with some modern adaptations and some beautiful original details.

Cloverdale House – Second Story Addition by Board & Vellum
A New Second Story & Full Remodel

Cloverdale House

It might look like a whole new house, but it is actually a second story addition on an existing single-family home now with water views.

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