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Nicole McKernan is an Associate at Board & Vellum, an architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture firm in Seattle, Washington.

Nicole McKernan

Associate, Architecture

Nicole believes architecture is an extension of one's life and environment. Always striving to anticipate current and future needs, she takes a holistic approach to design, helping clients balance functionality and aesthetics, and discover what they are truly looking for in a space.

Passionate about historic preservation, Nicole highly regards the unique character of older homes and historic structures. She has extensive experience managing projects in local jurisdictions, and has a special fondness for mid-century and Craftsman homes. Nicole loves incorporating natural light and connections to the outdoors into her projects.

Nicole earned a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and a Master of Architecture from the University of Washington. She also holds a certificate in historic preservation and runs a local historic preservation advocacy group. In her free time, Nicole loves crafting things by hand, creating clothing, shoes, and art with sustainable materials.

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