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

Zack Thomas, PLA, LEED AP ND

Director, Site Design | 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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A sample collection of Zack’s project contributions.

Spanning custom residential homes, public parks, multifamily housing, and commercial spaces, Zack has over 15 years of experience designing and managing projects of varying scopes and typologies.

Denny-Blaine Outdoor Revival - Board & Vellum
From Drab Drive to Private Getaway

Denny-Blaine Outdoor Revival

A reinvention of a crumbling entry and compartmentalized outdoor spaces reconnect this home to the neighborhood and site.

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.

Blue Ridge View Home – Board & Vellum
Reinventing a House and Yard for Indoor/Outdoor Living

Blue Ridge View Home

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

Harrison South: New Apartments in Capitol Hill – Board & Vellum
New Apartments with an Owner’s Unit

Harrison South Apartments

This new apartment building is contextually traditional, respecting the fabric of the neighborhood, with a modern intervention.

Lake City Park – Landscape Architecture – Board & Vellum
Under Construction
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.

Queen Anne Gambrel – Integrated Design for Indoor/Outdoor Living – Board & Vellum
Integrated Design for Indoor/Outdoor Living

Queen Anne Gambrel

A full yard remodel paired with a new kitchen and targeted architectural updates, this home features spaces perfect for this family’s indoor/outdoor lifestyle.

Bitter Lake Townhouses – Board & Vellum
In Development
New Townhomes Along Greenwood Avenue

Bitter Lake Townhouses

Nestled on a site with a mature tree canopy, this new townhouse development forms a pedestrian-centric community along a busy arterial in North Seattle.

Landscaped retail streetscape at Club Monaco – Board & Vellum
Softening a Concrete Façade with Greenery

Downtown Retail Streetscape for Club Monaco

A lush, planted streetscape sets this urban retail space apart, with mature plants offering height, and climbing vines drawing the eye up the façade.

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.

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