Zack Thomas, PLA
Principal, Landscape & Site Design
Zack is a Landscape Architect who loves design leadership, collaboration, and proactive management. He brings these values to his role as Principal at Board & Vellum where he centers his approach on unraveling the complexities of each project’s design, permitting, construction, and sustainability goals. Zack delights in working at the neighborhood scale — designing beautiful, usable, and ecologically minded solutions that engage and enrich — but also loves the unique challenges and opportunity for intimate detail of a single-family residential landscape.
Zack holds Master’s degrees in Ecology and Landscape Architecture. With over 20 years of project experience, Zack has led projects of varying scope and scales including parks, urban design, commercial work, art coordination, education, mobility planning, and private gardens. His projects include high-profile and award-winning designs, such as the first Living Building project in Washington State.
When he isn’t in the office, Zack has a true passion for traveling — always with a sketchbook in hand so he can capture the people, places, and landscapes he encounters along the way.