Category Archives: News

All Together Now: Integrated Design at Board & Vellum

Integrated Design at Board & Vellum
The benefit of an integrated practice like Board & Vellum, which offers architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture, is that all the projects we work on get better – even if they don’t involve all the disciplines. Here, B&V principal Jeff Pelletier explains why.

2016 Highlights and Year in Review

2016 Year in Review – Board & Vellum: Group Shot Pointing
It's that time of year again: time for the Jeff's year-end review! Some awesome things happened in the world of Board & Vellum in this busy and exciting 2016. Now, as the year wraps up, check out the mix of business and personal highlights, and we'll all toast to great new things to come!

Introducing Board & Vellum Landscape Architecture

Paver path though a rain garden. – Landscape Architecture – Board & Vellum
Board & Vellum is pleased to announce our new landscape architecture team, featuring Derek Reeves and Zack Thomas. Now that we have landscape architecture in-house, collaborating with our architecture and interiors teams, our clients can enjoy integrated design services: from inside to outside, and back again. Curious about how it works? Give us a ring!

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.

Board & Vellum Places 4th for 100 Best Small Businesses to Work!

Board & Vellum Places 4th for Best Small Businesses to Work For –
We’re proud to announce that Board & Vellum placed 4th in the small business category for Seattle Business Magazine's 100 Best Places to Work in Washington State! We celebrated together at the awards dinner at the Washington State Convention Center and look forward to more years to come of happy employees and happy clients!

An Architect’s New Office

An Architect's New Office – Large Conference Room – Featured Image
Board & Vellum is five years old, and we celebrated with a party in our new offices! We’re now working in a custom space, designed by us, and spreading out over two floors. Board & Vellum 5.0 is here. Explore the glamor shots here, or come on over and say hi – we'll give you a tour!

New Year, New Office

Board & Vellum is moving into a new space, and we are designing it ourselves! Of course, the new office has a lot of what we advise clients to consider including in their space: personality. Remember, your office space is not only a benefit for employees, but a marketing tool to tell your story.

2015 Highlights and Year in Review

You may think that a year-end recap is a cliché, but either way, there's no doubt that you get a wonderful sense of accomplishment by stepping back and looking at all that happened in the preceding year! Quite frankly, 2015 was another ridiculous and amazing year, and we can't wait to carry on into 2016!

Tailor Made Custom Design Featured in Luxe Magazine

Tailor Made Custom Design Featured in Luxe Magazine: Complex Finishes & Pairings - Cropped for Featured Image
We're so proud of our own Alev Seymen for her contribution to this gorgeous Jules Thomas design project featured on the cover of the Fall 2015 issue of Luxe Magazine! While working at Castanes Architects, Alev provided the drawings and managed the project through construction, working in tandem with Klaus Toth of Toth Construction.

HGTV Fresh Faces of Design

HGTV Fresh Faces of Design: Let's Go Vote! - Cropped for Featured Image
We’re excited to announce that our fearless leader, Jeff Pelletier, has been named a finalist in the HGTV Fresh Faces of Design competition in not one, but two categories! Winners are selected by popular vote, so come join us in supporting Board & Vellum's work: vote for Jeff's famous Lego Room, and Ada's Technical Books. Cheers!

Press for Urban Farmhouse

Press for Urban Farmhouse: Farmhouse Table As Island - Cropped for Featured Image
Our Urban Farmhouse project was recently featured in The Seattle Times' Pacific Northwest Magazine, in an article written by Rebecca Teagarden. We're thrilled to see the clients and their house celebrated in print!

B&V’s First Built Green Certified Project

Great news! It’s been a long process, but we just received confirmation that our Ballard Locks Residence, built by Hammer & Hand, has qualified for a 4-Star Rating in the Built Green program! Built Green practices are designed to provide homeowners with comfortable, durable, environmentally friendly homes that are cost-effective to own and operate. Cheers!