Matthew Hagen

Events, Firm Culture

Chances in an Unconventional Workplace

B&V will host the AIA Seattle Young Architects Forum / Women in Design Happy Hour on Thursday, March 9th. Read why this year's happy hour series theme, "Leave It To Chance," resonates with our firm.

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Firm Culture

Less Hierarchy and Job Titles

As a young firm, we have the opportunity to decide what course we are going to take with job titles. Are we going to go with the hierarchical status quo, or do something completely out of the ordinary and have a flat organization? Ready.... Discuss!

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Firm Culture, News

Expansion Exhibition

Perhaps you've noticed: we've hired a few new people, and we aren't even quite done with our office expansion! Luckily, we're close to being finished and we had a great team of people keeping everything moving along. Check out what the final result will be, and a little of the inside story, in this post.

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Custom Residential

Almost Wrapped Up at Light-Filled Basement Remodel

Construction is almost complete at the Light-Filled Basement Remodel! Here, Matt walks us through some of the details and features as we wrap up the last items on the list. The homeowners are so excited they are already moving in!

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Custom Residential

Framing at the Urban Farmhouse

One of our early projects, the Urban Farmhouse, is currently under construction, and framing is wrapping up soon. It's really fun to get to compare photos of the real thing to our design renderings... check it out!

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Retail

Ada’s Progress

We promised to keep you posted as construction continues at Ada's Technical Books & Café, and here you go. Check out the advances to both the building and the art installation on the construction wall.

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Works by Morgan Welch & Donal Murphy in the “By Others” Gallery at Board & Vellum

A new show is launching at the By Others gallery! For January’s Capitol Hill Art Walk, we are hosting works by two artists: Morgan Welch (also a B&V’er) and Donal Murphy. Read their artist statements, here, ahead of the January 9th opening reception.

Works by Daniel Ash & Julianna Karr in the “By Others” Gallery at Board & Vellum

Ready for a new show in the By Others gallery? We’ve been on hold for construction, but we are back! For November’s Capitol Hill Art Walk, we are hosting works by two artists: Daniel Ash and Julianna Karr. Read their artist statements, here, ahead of the November 14th opening reception.

Public Life Study: Professional People-Watching!

Join us! With the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict and the Seattle Department of Transportation, B&V is collaborating on “Public Life Counts!” — a public life study of how our community uses public spaces. Data collected will inform an equitable and holistic planning process to shape active, safe, and well-connected public spaces on Capitol Hill.

DIY Urbanism

Every year, communities come together to take back parking-spot-sized parcels of the street, transforming them into pedestrian-centric installations. Though PARK(ing) Day lasts mere hours, other forms of tactical urbanism exist globally in various degrees of permanence, engaging and influencing the evolution of communities, public space, and informing the relationship between an urban environment its inhabitants.

Work by Jon-Eric Schafer in the “By Others” Gallery at Board & Vellum

We have a brand new show at Board & Vellum’s By Others gallery: ceramic sculpture and watercolors by Jon-Eric Schafer. Join us for the opening at the Capitol Hill Art Walk, February 14th, 6-9 PM. For a teaser, read our Q&A with him to learn a little about his work.

Work by Claire Showalter in the “By Others” Gallery at Board & Vellum

In the mood for some art? Good! The Capitol Hill Art Walk is coming up again, and we are hosting a new artist, Claire Showalter, at Board & Vellum’s By Others gallery. Read our Q&A with her to learn a little about her work and her process ahead of the November 8th opening reception.

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