New hot spot, beloved neighborhood hangout, budding local business…
What type of commercial space are you interested in designing with us?
We are passionate about creating engaging commercial spaces and adaptive reuse projects. Immersive experiences make memories, and a well-designed commercial space that rings true to your brand and values can set the tone for business success.
No matter your project — polishing up your office, creating a fresh coworking space, opening a restaurant, or refining your retail location — our integrated design teams approach your project from all angles to help you stand out in a crowded marketplace. We celebrate the distinct needs of your business by actively listening to your functional, aesthetic, and operational concerns, all of which are critical in the making of a nimble commercial space.
We understand the gravity of the transformative role we play in the story of your business, and take your budget and timeline seriously. Whether it’s updating an existing location or building out an entirely new spot… whatever you’re envisioning, we’d love to help make your commercial project a reality.
Cafés, Bars, Third Places, Retail Environments
Restaurants & Retail
In our digitally-focused world, the design of brick-and-mortar spaces is more important than ever. Our integrated architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture teams design holistic, stimulating experiences for your restaurant or retail space, enticing visitors to return again and again, and to share their excitement about your business organically.Learn more.
Hybrid Workspace, Open Plan, Private Offices, Coworking
Offices & Workspaces
Though the landscape of in-person offices and workspaces is changing, the essentials remain the same: you need a place where you, your team, and your guests can feel both comfortable and productive. From coworking spaces to private office build-outs, we create welcoming workspaces that suit your unique needs and help you get your work done well.Learn more.
Opening (or reopening) your doors for business.
Design your brick and mortar location with a team that’s been through it.
Opening or updating a physical location for your business can be stressful. Let us help you take the guesswork out of the process with our team of passionate commercial designers. From “test fits” to mock up how potential spaces might work for you, to helping you refine your vision and execute a design that authentically represents your brand, we make it our mission to make each part of your project something special.
Time is money when you’re building out a commercial space, so we know efficiency is key. We’ve honed our process to help you navigate smoothly from design to doors-open. We approach commercial projects from an integrated services standpoint: most are best served with a multidisciplinary team. With architects, interior designers, and landscape architects in-house, we can craft a unique team able to provide the balance of services you need, titrated in a manner you might not be able to when hiring three separate firms.
From feasibility to visioning, through design, and onto permitting and construction — we’re here for you, how you need it. Wherever you’re starting from, we have the expertise to get you where you want to go.
What if we don’t know what our “style” is?
Don’t worry! We work with companies that have run the gamut from, ”Here is our comprehensive branding package," to, “Help us, we have no idea where to start.” Wherever you fall, we’ll find the solutions you need.
Is my TI budget too tight?
We work with tight budgets all the time. Whatever your budget, we will be honest with you about what you can accomplish, and help you make strategic choices to stretch as much out of it as you can.
How fast can you get us a permit?
The key isn’t just to design a beautiful space, it’s also to get it permitted. We are skilled at navigating complicated permitting processes efficiently. Time is indeed money, and we’ve got your back.
Behind every successful project is communicative and transparent project management.
Nothing is more important to a successful commercial design project than a collaborative rapport between the design team, the construction team, and you. We believe in open lines of communication, transparent project management, and building trust between everyone involved on a project.
No two projects are the same — from budget to location, from style to brand, to comfort with the process, and more — there is no static formula or one-size-fits-all solution. Our team invests in learning about your particular needs, then adapts to meet you where you need us with a customizable service package.
We’ll build a flexible team to provide the services you need as your project evolves, and share weekly updates so you are always in the know about project progress, upcoming milestones, and fee.
Integrated design services are worth your while.
Take advantage of the efficiencies of a one-stop-shop.
When you team up with Board & Vellum, you get the benefit of our integrated approach to design. With architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture in-house and on-hand, you’re at an advantage with three studios in one — the input, ideas, and shared knowledge of our entire team permeates all we do.
Curious and open-minded, we’re not afraid to ask hard questions to get the right answers for your project. And since we’re always on the hunt for creative collaborators, you can feel confident that every detail of your project is thoughtfully designed. We don’t deal in cookie-cutter solutions, and we iterate until your design is fully-baked.
Our business is making sure your business’ brick-and-mortar location is thoroughly considered from the inside out. So, whatever your commercial project needs, let’s jump in so you can get to “doors-open” with confidence.
Here are some highlights from our commercial portfolio.
No matter what type or size of project, we put our hearts into our work. It is our goal to collaborate with you to create a space you’ll love.
Or, perhaps you would enjoy a couple of helpful blog posts.
Our blog isn’t written for other architects and designers. It’s designed to be a helpful, approachable resource for you.
5 Things You Need to Know About Opening Your First Commercial Space
Before you go too far down the rabbit hole, here are five things to keep in mind as you open your first commercial space.
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.