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

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.

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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 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.

1405 Dexter – Apartments in South Lake Union – Board & Vellum
On The Boards
Multifamily Housing in South Lake Union

1405 Dexter

An efficient, yet distinctive design, this new apartment building responds to its transit-oriented location without blending in with the crowd.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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