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Third Places
Bold Interiors Balancing Modern & Traditional

Judkins Park Jewelbox Victorian

Rescuing and revitalizing a damaged historic home with creative colors and a surprising blend of styles.

Stellar Apartments at 1405 Dexter, Seattle, WA – Board & Vellum
Multifamily Housing in South Lake Union

Stellar Apartments

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

Mount Baker Historic Craftsman - Before & After Pair – Board & Vellum
Classic Restoration Meets Modern Living

Mount Baker Historic Craftsman

This classic Craftsman home had great bones, but needed a remodel, restoration, and a refresh to take it into its next 100 years, adapted for a modern lifestyle.

On The Boards
Sustainable Living Designed Around Public Life

Stream Overlake Apartments

With a lofty goal of LEED Platinum certification, Stream Overlake seeks to blend highly-sustainable living with family-sized apartment homes in the center of Redmond’s bustling Overlake neighborhood.

New Townhomes Along Greenwood Avenue

Bitter Lake Townhouses

Nestled on a site with a mature tree canopy, this new townhouse development forms a pedestrian-centric community along a busy arterial in North Seattle.

Ghost Owl Farm Sanctuary – Farm Animal Rescue & Horse Sanctuary on Vashon Island – Board & Vellum
Farm Animal & Horse Sanctuary on Vashon Island

Ghost Owl Farm Sanctuary

A sanctuary facility on Vashon Island houses rescued horses and other equines in need of rehabilitation and a safe home.

A Multifamily Interior Refresh with a Lakeside Vibe

The Dock at Surprise Lake

Revitalizing community-focused amenity spaces designed to foster a relaxing sense of place for residents.

Backyard Artist Studio – Board & Vellum

Backyard Artist Studio | Photo by Meghan Montgomery

Relaxing Creative Spaces in a Backyard Oasis

Backyard Artist Studio

After a transformative update to this urban backyard, the addition of a new yoga and artist studio shines in a flourishing backyard with organic siting, playful materials, and creative details.

Tanager Apartments – Board & Vellum

Tanager Apartments | Rendering of proposed project.

On The Boards
Dense Urban Housing Meets PNW Beauty

Tanager Apartments

Inspired by the community’s rich history and culture, the Tanager Apartments celebrate the best of dense city-living in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, while honoring the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

Magnolia Kitchen – Board & Vellum
Expanding a Kitchen for Everyday Entertaining

Magnolia Kitchen

This updated kitchen and bar create a gathering space comfortable enough for everyday use, yet sophisticated enough for elegant dinner parties.

Gathering Spaces for Relaxation & Play

Sand Point Home Theater & Backyard Pavilion

An active family with a love of entertaining find new ways to enjoy old spaces in year-round comfort.

Sailhouse Apartments Refresh - Board & Vellum
A Modern Meets Nautical Interior Refresh

Sailhouse Kirkland Apartments Refresh

Refreshing key interior spaces for a nautical-themed multifamily housing complex a block away from the shore of Lake Washington.

Laurelhurst Storybook Home – Board & Vellum
Bringing a Fairytale Home to Life

Laurelhurst Storybook Residence

A Tudor-style estate brimming with custom details inside and out, designed by a fully-integrated architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture team.


Canopy Apartments | Photography by Cory Holland.

Bold Colors & Textures in an Updated Resident Lounge

Canopy Apartments

An updated resident lounge for a family-friendly apartment community in Everett, Washington, anchored by bold colors and natural materials.

Lake City Park – Board & Vellum
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.

Inverness Primary Suite – Board & Vellum
Thoughtful Updates to a Bedroom, Bathroom, and Sitting Room

Inverness Primary Suite

With a soothing color palette and close attention to every functional detail, this light-filled primary suite is a relaxing, private oasis updated for stellar views and modern comfort.

Woodinville Pivot Site Design - Board & Vellum
An Outdoor Living Transformation

Woodinville Pivot Site Design

This Woodinville home’s outdoor areas received a stunning transformation, with comfortable gathering spaces to anchor the home within its wooded property.

Pasado’s Safe Haven – Board & Vellum
On The Boards
New Construction for an Animal Sanctuary

Pasado’s Safe Haven

New facilities for a beloved animal sanctuary will help ensure this non-profit can continue doing their best work.

Joseph Arnold Lofts Refresh – Downtown Apartment Building Refresh
Refreshing an Award-Winning Project

Joseph Arnold Lofts Refresh

Recognized in 2014 as NAIOP’s Residential Development of the Year, ”The Joe” was ready for an on-brand refresh.

A Sustainability-Minded DADU with a View

Net Carbon DADU

Guided by sustainable principles and environmentally-conscious practices from the foundation to the finishes, this DADU is estimated to be carbon negative.

Bower Village Refresh – Multifamily Refresh & Remodel – Board & Vellum
Refreshed Amenity Spaces & Model Unit

Bower Village Refresh

An apartment community refreshed and repositioned with a bright and lively bowerbird design concept.

Net Positive Custom Home – Board & Vellum
A Brand New Home Designed to Give Back

Net Positive Custom Home

Built to last, this custom home looks to the future with passive and mechanical sustainable measures, minimal environmental impact, and aging-in-place strategies.

Backyard Pizza Kitchen – Board & Vellum
Backyard Pizza Kitchen

Backyard Pizza Kitchen | Photo by Allie Merrill.

Outdoor Rooms for Cooking & Entertaining

Backyard Pizza Kitchen

An outdoor kitchen and lounge area complete with a built-in grill, wood-fired pizza oven, and all-season creature comforts.

Scott Street Mixed-Use – Board & Vellum
On The Boards
Integrated Design for a Mixed-Use Development

Scott Street Development

Interdisciplinary design for a multi-acre site with dedicated permanent, affordable community land trust homes, mixed-use retail buildings, and market-rate apartments.

Darmer Hay & Feed Adaptive Reuse – Board & Vellum – Design process images for the adaptive reuse of a historic structure.
On The Boards
Adaptive Reuse of a Historic Structure

Darmer Hay & Feed Adaptive Reuse

Reimagining a historic, unreinforced masonry building in downtown Tacoma to ready it for future tenants in its new chapter as a mixed-use building.

Selah Vista Homes – Board & Vellum
A Sustainable Community in Eastern Washington

Selah Vista Homes

This new residential development on a 16.7-acre site outside of Yakima, Washington, is over composed of 60 net zero energy homes and shared community spaces.

Antique Dealer’s Dream – Board & Vellum
Capturing an Old Home’s Original Charm

Antique Dealer’s Dream

The vision of an antique dealer helped turn this rough vintage home into a cozy home with period details.

Bainbridge Straw Bale – Board & Vellum
A Net Zero Water Home Built on a Budget

Bainbridge Straw Bale

Built with locally-sourced materials and straw bale construction, this cabin is one of Washington’s first legally-permitted Net Zero Water homes.

Cooper Apartments Amenity Refresh – Multifamily Remodel & Refresh – Board & Vellum
Reinvention of Indoor & Outdoor Amenity Spaces

Cooper Apartments Amenity Refresh

Transforming an apartment complex’s indoor and outdoor amenity spaces for the competitive Seattle market.

Dockside Apartments Renovation, Furnishing, and Staging of Amenity Spaces and Model Unit – Board & Vellum
Amenities & Model Unit Reinvention, Furnishing, Staging

Dockside Apartments Renovation

Reinventing the amenity spaces and model unit of an apartment complex with a modern lakeside design concept.

Personalized Spaces in an Elaborate Custom Home

Snohomish Estate

Rebuilt from its foundations, this home is customized — down to the smallest detail — for the homeowners and their family.

Crescent Creek House – Board & Vellum
Building Green to Age in Place

Crescent Creek House

An architect’s own remodel sets an example for energy and food resilience, as well as co-housing and aging-in-place.

Rainier View Homes – Board & Vellum
King County’s First Cottage Development

Rainier View Homes

A community of 4-Star Built Green cottage homes designed with the county’s Cottage Code, enabling double residential density around a village green.

A bookstore coffee shop on Capitol Hill. – Interior design and retail interiors by Board & Vellum.
A New Take on a Classic Capitol Hill Café

Fuel Coffee on 19th

Two Seattle brands come together in a reimagined space highlighting the best of both: lively, energetic Fuel Coffee and quirky, homey Ada’s Technical Books and Café.

Laurelhurst Landscape at the Tree+House – Board & Vellum
Landscape Architecture for a New Home

Laurelhurst Landscape at the Tree+House

Rebuilt from the ground up, the landscape design for this new home revolves around the site’s existing mature trees.

Seward Park Gables – Board & Vellum
Vaulting Ceilings into Former Attic Space

Seward Park Gables

Where there once were low, flat ceilings, there are now exposed trusses and metal collar ties contributing to the architectural drama of these newly-opened gabled spaces completely transforming the character of this home.

North Beach Refresh – Board & Vellum
Interior and Exterior Whole-House Reinvention

North Beach Refresh

Without adding any new square footage, this house and yard feel like a whole new home, with cohesive spaces flowing seamlessly from indoors to out.

Mount Si Retirement – Board & Vellum
A Full Build for Empty Nesters

Mount Si Retirement

A new construction forever-home designed to handle a flood in the Cascade Foothills.

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.

A large canopy covers a deck with an outdoor kitchen, hot tub, and shower. - Backyard Covered Kitchen – Board & Vellum
Multi-Use Outdoor Entertaining Space

Backyard Covered Kitchen

An industrial-class outdoor kitchen, entertainment space, hot tub, and outdoor shower sheltered by a canopy for year-round use.

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.

Roy Farms Field Office – Board & Vellum
Office Remodel for a Sustainably-Focused Farm

Roy Farms Field Office

The sustainable, adaptive reuse of an existing farm building to convert it into a field office for a century-old Washington farm.

Riverfront Place Townhomes in Wenatchee – Board & Vellum
On The Boards
Mixing Modern Luxury With Country Comfort

Riverfront Place Townhomes

Designed with comfort and community in mind, these new townhomes balance modern sustainability practices with farmhouse charm.

Seven Starlings Workloft – Board & Vellum
Brand Identity & Interiors for a Boutique Coworking Space

Seven Starlings Workloft

An immersive brand experience for a commercial space anchored in a conceptual exploration of biomimicry and emergence, brought to life by an integrated brand and interiors team.

Scout Apartments — Board & Vellum
Global Perspective Meets Pacific Northwest Chic

Scout Apartments

With an airy, yet cabin-like feel, this repositioned multifamily building brings the charm of the Pacific Northwest to updated amenity spaces.

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.

West Seattle Mid-Century – Board & Vellum
Refreshing a Ranch-Style Home

West Seattle Mid-Century

Without expanding the footprint, this popular, classic, ranch floor plan is remodeled to ”live larger” while celebrating its mid-century style.

318 Lofts Passive House Apartments – Board & Vellum
On The Boards
Passive House Multifamily Housing

318 Lofts Passive House Apartments

New construction for a modern building ensuring long-term sustainability, durability, and affordability via Passive House principles.

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Board & Vellum receives Just label from the International Living Future Institute, a voluntary reporting tool for social justice and equity indicators in the workplace.

Achieved a Just label from the International Living Future Institute in 2023.

Board & Vellum is honored to be a Gray Awards Finalist for landscape design, earning the recognition for the rooftop garden at the Lucille on Roosevelt.

Honored as a finalist for residential landscape design.

LEED Certified in White

Our team includes LEED-accredited professionals.

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Our team includes certified Passive House consultants.

NGLCC Certified as LGBT Business Enterprise – Board & Vellum Recognition

A Certified LGBT Business Enterprise Since 2016.

PSBJ’s Top 25 LGBTQ-Owned Businesses 2016 in White

Honoring companies that lead in promoting equality.