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Zack Thomas – Meet a B&V'er – Board & Vellum Team

Zack Thomas, PLA, LEED AP ND

Director, Site Design Studio | Landscape Architect

Zack has always had varied and diverse interests and so his path has been a meandering one. Starting with a Bachelor of German Literature (love of reading and culture), he moved on to a Master of Ecology (fascination with urban ecosystems), then finally finding his passion with a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Washington (culture + nature!).

During his career, Zack has worked on – and managed – projects of every scope and scale, including private residences, public parks and spaces, custom art pieces, retail and commercial projects, urban infill projects, streetscapes, and a zoo. He’s been involved with a number of high-profile and award-winning projects, including the first certified Living Building project in the state of Washington (and, no, it’s not the Bullitt Center!). But, his true love is working with clients to realize thoughtful, elegant spaces of any scale, big or small. That passion is what brought him to Board & Vellum in the fall of 2016 to help launch the Site Design Studio.

Zack loves living in the city and spending time in Seattle! But he also likes to get away on the weekends – hiking, camping, skiing, and cycling – and traveling to foreign lands at least once a year.

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Landscape Architecture

Why Should You Hire a Certified Arborist?

The proper care of trees is crucial to their health and to the safety of the people enjoying them. The relationship between trees, people, and the structures we build requires a managed balance. Certified Arborists play a key role in all this; explore how in this conversation with our in-house certified arborist, Hailey Mackay.

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Landscape Architecture

How Much Does It Cost to Redo the Landscape at My House?

Estimating the budget for redoing your yard doesn’t have to be just a finger in the air, and a simple cost-per-square-foot estimate won't quite get you there, either. We recommend using your home’s value as a starting point. Here is a quick guide for what you can hope to build at different budget levels.

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Firm Culture, Landscape Architecture

What Does It Mean To Be An Integrated Design Firm?

We are an integrated design firm, but what (you may wonder) does that mean? And, specifically, what does that mean for your project and how it benefits you? Here is a breakdown for what it means for you and your project when the integrated design firm you are working with is us, Board & Vellum.

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Landscape Architecture

Landscape Designer vs. Landscape Architect: What Is The Difference?

Is there a difference between a landscape designer and a landscape architect? (Spoiler Alert: Yes.) So, why would you want to hire one versus the other? Is it all about plants? Or is it more technical? Let’s get into the differences between the services each typically offers, and how that applies to your project.

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Firm Culture

Introducing, Zack Thomas!

It's time to "Meet a B&V'er" again! Say hi to Zack, who (with teammate Derek) launched Board & Vellum's landscape architecture studio. Zack, a licensed Landscape Architect, loves traveling the world with his sketchbook. Whether urban, rural, or natural, he thrives on exploring new places and meeting the people who shape and inhabit them.

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