Category Archives: Firm Culture

Introducing Zack!

Canoeing with the Kids – Introducing Zack Thomas – Board & Vellum
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.

B&V Celebrates International Women’s Day

International Women's Day – B&V Women – Board & Vellum
Board & Vellum is composed of 11 women out 24 total team members, so it's no joke that stuff just wouldn't get done without us. But, B&V has long been an advocate for equality, no matter your gender. From work/life balance and benefits, to our culture of respect, we run a collaborative office bringing us all up together.

Chances in an Unconventional Workplace

Young Architects Forum Happy Hour at Board & Vellum
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.

Introducing Derek!

Introducing Derek Reeves! – Meet a B&V'er – Board & Vellum
It's Meet a B&V'er time again, and this time, it's Derek: part one of two for Board & Vellum's budding (tee hee) landscape architecture studio. Derek is a self-proclaimed "Plant Geek" and spends his spare time hanging out with his family, enjoying the great outdoors, and shooting awesome drone footage.

Introducing Sandy!

Introducing, Sandy Wolf! – Sandy poses with a "Sandy" sign. – Meet a B&V'er – Board & Vellum
It's that time again! Time to introduce you to another new B&V'er, Sandy Wolf. Sandy hails from Ohio, and came to Seattle after attending Auburn University where she spent her final year as a member of the renowned design-build program, the Rural Studio.

Introducing Monika!

Introducing, Monika Shreves! – Monika and Conor Take a Selfie at Pike Place Market in Seattle
It's been a busy year for B&V, especially in terms of growing our team. We're long overdue in introducing the newest member of our Interior Design studio: Monika Shreves. Monika worked with fellow B&V'er Charles Fadem before we recruited her, too, to make the trek over from the east coast to join us in Seattle.

Strategic Planning at our Company Retreat

Strategic Planning at our Company Retreat – Featured Image
Board & Vellum recently returned from our annual company retreat, and we come bearing our new "Painted Picture," a.k.a. our new "Strategic Plan." We share it with you to keep us honest. We strive to meet our goals, and we'd love it if you kept us accountable.

Rebuilding Together Seattle: Board & Vellum Volunteers!

Rebuilding Together Seattle: Board & Vellum Volunteers –
Last weekend, Board & Vellum teamed up with the local branch of the WSGR law firm for Rebuilding Together Seattle's "Spring Rebuilding Day"! A long day of hard work, teamwork, matching T-shirts, a protective onesie, and, well, a cute puppy, rounded out a good time helping a local homeowner revive her house!

Introducing Charles!

Introducing, Charles Fadem! - Charles & Darts – Board & Vellum
We're at it again! Meet the next, latest addition to Board & Vellum, Charles Fadem! Charles made the trek from East Coast to West Coast to join us here at Board & Vellum, and (spoiler alert) Charles knew our fearless leader, Jeff Pelletier, back in the day; so, read on for some insider pre-B&V tidbits!

Introducing Ryan Champagne!

Introducing, Ryan Champagne! – Ryan & Courtney – Board & Vellum
Meet the latest addition to Board & Vellum, Ryan Champagne! Ryan joins us with a wealth of knowledge, having grown up with the mentorship of his father running a 3rd-generation single-family residential construction company, then going on to found his own branch of the company before heading out to Oregon to earn his Master of Architecture.

The Benefit of Great Benefits

The Benefits of Great Benefits – Jeff Pelletier on Vacation
Professionals in the architectural world are simply not compensated well, contrary to public perception. Jeff Pelletier is here to change that. He thinks giving employees the best benefits in the industry will foster happy employees who treat their clients well, adding value to the services Board & Vellum provides. Well, guess what? It's working.

Introducing Lance!

Meet the (next) latest addition to the team at Board & Vellum, Lance Hayes! Lance hails from Montana, but has been living in Seattle since 2007, and it now feels like home. When he's not busy designing in three dimensions, he creates art in two dimensions, from sketches and paintings to photography.