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Designing different projects requires project teams designed to suit.

We’ll compose a team specialized for your project’s particular needs.

From single-family homes to small commercial spaces, to multifamily buildings and public parks — across the spectrum, each project type has vastly different intricacies and requirements.

Project types differ not only in how their spaces look, feel, and function, but how they are built, what building and zoning codes apply to them, and in the process of managing them from design through construction.

You may know you need an architect, interior designer, or landscape architect. But, what you really need, is one that understands the nuances of your project type.

And that’s why we’re here — whether it’s an integrated or single-discipline design team, our teams have the experience you need to create a project you love.

Reinventing Your Home, Inside & Out

Custom Residential

From small remodels to the construction of new homes, single-family residences are somewhat of a signature around here. We love working with clients to bring their dreams to life. Old or new, traditional or contemporary, and everything in between — we’ve got the team for you.

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Low-Rise, Mid-Rise, Mixed-Use

Multifamily Residential

Our multifamily team focuses on distinctive projects we can weave into the greater neighborhood around them. Just as our residential and commercial projects are customized to our clients, our multifamily projects are designed to feel unique, inviting, and integral to their surroundings.

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Restaurants, Retail, Workspaces


We build dynamic, multidisciplinary teams customized for the needs of your project. Whether you are starting from scratch opening your first space, or updating your existing brick-and-mortar location, we’ll collaborate with you to design a commercial experience true to your brand and values.

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Public Spaces & Community Engagement


For our team of talented designers, civic work is about more than physical structures and spaces, it’s about finding innovative solutions to increase access and inspire connections between people. We prioritize building community through beautiful, engaging, and accessible civic design everyone can enjoy.

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Would you like to learn a little more about us?

Awesome! Feel free to explore the pages below, and — of course — feel free to reach out to us if you have something particular you’d like to ask.

Our Story

Board & Vellum is a young and vibrant firm built on the idea that an informed and engaged team leads to better design and happy clients. We wouldn’t be where we are today without passion and hard work, and those same two things keep us going strong today.

Our Process

Bringing your project from “idea” to fruition is a little different at Board & Vellum. We give personal care to each of our projects, and you’ll be in the loop every step the way. The bonus: we are an integrated firm, so each project has access to plenty of great knowledge — and that leads to better design.

Considering a project? Or, just curious about something?

Send us your questions about design, architecture, interiors, landscape, LEGO rooms… Anything, really. We’re always eager to meet new people, and we’d love to get to know you, your project, and your goals.

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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.

Certified Passive House Consultant in White

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.