Category Archives: Seattle Design Community

Advice for Young Architects: A Recap from the AIA Seattle Young Architects/Women in Design Happy Hour

Advice to Young Architects – Recap from the Young Architects Forum at Board & Vellum
Fresh from hosting a successful and lively Young Architects Forum Happy Hour at Board & Vellum, Jeff Pelletier recaps his speech on the theme of "Chance," offering advice to young architects who dream of what to do and where to go next in their career.

Mark Your Calendars for the Green Building Slam

Mark Your Calendars for the Green Building Slam – Board & Vellum
Ten presenters, 10 slides, 10 minutes each. Join Board & Vellum for a fast-paced, fun event to learn about some exciting new eco-friendly design projects in the Northwest when the annual Green Building Slam returns on Friday, November 4.

Big Leaf Manufacturing

Big Leaf Manufacturing: Meet the Team - Cropped for Featured Image
A few of us B&V'ers recently took a tour of Roy McMakin's furniture shop, Big Leaf Manufacturing, and it was amazing! The team of artisans at Big Leaf has years of experience under their belts and their attention to detail and quality craft are top notch – definitely a go-to team for custom furniture fabrication!

Eco Building Guild’s Green Slam Event

Eco Building Guild's Green Slam Event: Zack Semke & Jeff Pelletier, Representing Hammer & Hand and Board & Vellum - Cropped for Featured Image
For the second year in a row, a Board & Vellum project was selected for the annual Green Slam Event, organized by the Northwest Eco Building Guild. This time, we teamed up with Hammer & Hand to brag about our great clients and their quest for a more sustainable lifestyle in their remodeled Ballard Locks Residence.

Eco Building Guild 2015 Green Building Slam

Eco Building Guild 2015 Green Building Slam: Ballard Locks Residence at the Green Building Slam - Cropped for Featured Image
Mark your calendars: the Eco Building Guild's Green Building Slam is on the horizon! Board & Vellum is proud to be an Earth Partner sponsor of the event, and we’ll be teaming up with Hammer & Hand to present our Ballard Locks Residence, which achieved a 4-Star Built Green rating earlier this year.

The Modern Day Artist Salon

Wouldn’t it be great if we had something like the artists’ salons of the early 1900s here in Seattle today? What would they be like, and if we were to try to foster the emergence of some modern-day artist salons, what would we do, and who could we emulate?

Local Art

It’s time for the First Thursday Art Walk again! Does seeing all the local art is get you inspired to create some yourself? Wonderful! Lucky for us Seattle dwellers, this town has a ton of great resources to help you out along the way. Check out a few of them here, curated by David Litzler.

2015 Seattle Home Show

The 2015 Seattle Home Show is on, and this year, Board & Vellum had partnered with AIA Seattle to populate their booth, “Ask An Architect First.” If you’re thinking about remodeling your home – or building new – wouldn’t it be helpful to get the perspective of an architect before you hire an architect? Come say hi!

B&V Slams with NW EcoBuilding Guild

They call it a slam, but it’s not a competition. It’s a celebration of green building in the Pacific Northwest. On Saturday evening at Kane Hall on the UW campus, 10 thoughtful green projects were presented slam-style to an audience of supporters and peers, curated and sponsored by the Northwest Eco Building Guild. Projects ranging […]

Happy Hour with Curran

Seattle is becoming more and more an incubator and an international hub for great design. At Board and Vellum, we value finding and working with the local people who contribute to the diversity of this “happening” city. Last week we had happy hour with Curran. They brought some delicious cookies from Hello Robin (a must […]