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Hybrid Workspace, Open Plan, Private Offices, Coworking

Offices & Workspaces

No matter how you work, we’re committed to creating beautiful and functional spaces for your team and your business.

What kind of workspace do you envision for yourself and your team? Formal meeting rooms or casual coworking? Hot desks or assigned seating? Does it have private offices or is it an open plan? How about lounge areas, kitchens, bike rooms, and showers? Does it have enough storage space? (Are you sure?)

Maybe you’ve got it all figured out; or, perhaps you’re thinking, “All of the above!” but know it can’t possibly fit the building or the budget.

The needs of office spaces are evolving with the workforce and the shift to hybrid workspaces. It takes careful consideration to strike the right balance, and there is no one-size-fits-all. When you choose Board & Vellum, you’re choosing a team that will work with you to take careful inventory of what your team actually needs to do amazing work.

We take care to design office spaces that feel special and just right for you. Our individualized approach favors personal touches that keep a workspace from feeling stuffy, while also highlighting the unique qualities setting your business apart.

Whether you’re a budding tech startup moving out of the incubator, an entrepreneur opening a neighborhood coworking space, or a local business owner looking to update your existing office, we’ll tailor your space to suit not only your brand and your style, but your style of working.

Capital Pacific – Commercial Office Design – Raised wood wall panel detail.
Capital Pacific

Capital Pacific | Photo by John G Wilbanks.

Capital Pacific

Capital Pacific | Photo by John G Wilbanks.

Seven Starlings Workloft – Board & Vellum Commercial Interiors
Connection to the Lucille

Entering from the lobby of the Lucille offers a slightly elevated view into the space. This second entrance allows apartment residents to access the coworking space without leaving the building. Seven Starlings Workloft | Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Connection to the Lucille

Entering from the lobby of the Lucille offers a slightly elevated view into the space. This second entrance allows apartment residents to access the coworking space without leaving the building. Seven Starlings Workloft | Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Kitchenette – Co-working Space Design: The Office at Ada's – Board & Vellum
The Office at Ada’s

The Office at Ada’s | Image courtesy of The Office at Ada’s.

The Office at Ada’s

The Office at Ada’s | Image courtesy of The Office at Ada’s.

WG Clark Office Lobby Interiors
W.G. Clark Lobby

W.G. Clark Lobby | Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

W.G. Clark Lobby

W.G. Clark Lobby | Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

Conference Room with London Map – Co-working Space Design: The Office at Ada's – Board & Vellum
The Office at Ada’s

The Office at Ada’s | Image courtesy of The Office at Ada’s.

The Office at Ada’s

The Office at Ada’s | Image courtesy of The Office at Ada’s.

We know a workspace is never just a workspace.

We understand the importance of a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable place to work. It’s somewhere you spend a sizable part of your week, and its design directly impacts your health and happiness.

It also plays a key role in the impression a client or customer will have of your company. You’ve worked hard to build a successful business, so we take care to design authentic commercial offices reinforcing your brand identity. When your office or workspace is designed for the functionality, efficiency, and comfort you need to be successful, you’re able to tap into the best parts of your workday.

Whatever your requirements, we’ll collaborate with you to ensure all your needs are met — from spaces to host events to unique employee amenities, to comfortable and productive workspaces. Together, we will design an office that’s the right fit for your business, that your team appreciates, and makes your workday more enjoyable, too.

Board & Vellum Office – Intersection of Commercial and Residential Design
Board & Vellum Office

Board & Vellum Office | Photo by John G Wilbanks.

Board & Vellum Office

Board & Vellum Office | Photo by John G Wilbanks.

Seven Starlings Workloft – Board & Vellum Interior Design, Commercial Interiors
Communal Table

A large kitchen table invites casual lunch conversations with others. Seven Starlings Workloft | Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Communal Table

A large kitchen table invites casual lunch conversations with others. Seven Starlings Workloft | Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

One-size-fits-all rarely feels just right.

It helps to have architecture, interior design, and landscape design at your fingertips.

Workspaces come in all shapes and sizes, and even challenging spaces are filled with opportunities when you have a diverse team of designers on hand. Our multidisciplinary team offers architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture services in-house so we can approach your design from varied perspectives, without you having to interview and hire multiple firms who may not have ever worked together.

Since we’re constantly working closely across disciplines, you’ll not only save on project management and coordination across teams, but you’ll leverage the creative advantages of an interdisciplinary design team. Each project is different. Some are heavy on the interior design, with a dose of strategic architectural input, and a dash of landscaping for the entry.

Others need the focus of an architecture team to reinvent a space; or maybe a rooftop garden is your dream for a new office amenity. Whatever it is, from the big picture to the tiniest details, from inside to out, we’ll work with you to create an enjoyable and functional workspace.

Seven Starlings Workloft – Board & Vellum
Wood Screen Details

Designing and constructing the wood screen required careful detailing and precise carpentry. Seven Starlings Workloft | Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Wood Screen Details

Designing and constructing the wood screen required careful detailing and precise carpentry. Seven Starlings Workloft | Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

WG Clark Office Lobby Interiors
W.G. Clark Lobby

W.G. Clark Lobby | Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

W.G. Clark Lobby

W.G. Clark Lobby | Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

Seven Starlings Workloft – Board & Vellum
Attention to the Ceiling Plane

To keep more height in the space, there is no dropped ceiling. Instead, the mechanical infrastructure and concrete slab of the building remain exposed. With every surface painted a deep blue-green, the space feels calm and cohesive from floor to ceiling. Seven Starlings Workloft | Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Attention to the Ceiling Plane

To keep more height in the space, there is no dropped ceiling. Instead, the mechanical infrastructure and concrete slab of the building remain exposed. With every surface painted a deep blue-green, the space feels calm and cohesive from floor to ceiling. Seven Starlings Workloft | Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Board & Vellum Office – Intersection of Commercial and Residential Design – Windows with mullions in a commercial office.
Board & Vellum Office

Board & Vellum Office | Photo by John G Wilbanks.

Board & Vellum Office

Board & Vellum Office | Photo by John G Wilbanks.

WG Clark Office Lobby Interiors
W.G. Clark Lobby

W.G. Clark Lobby | Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

W.G. Clark Lobby

W.G. Clark Lobby | Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

Is your workplace working for you?

Let’s collaborate to design a workspace customized to you and your team.

With the changing landscape of in-office work, it’s more important than ever to create an office space that truly captures the best parts of your business. Your workspace should be comfortable, beautiful — and, most importantly — make sense for how you and your teams actually work.

Opportunities abound when the workspace you walk into everyday supports, and is specifically suited to, your business’s individual needs. We believe strongly in our multidisciplinary team’s ability to deliver the attractive and functional spaces you, your employees, and your clients or customers need — it’s in our DNA as your advocate.

Wherever you are in your process, we’ll meet you there. So, what sort of space do you have in mind? We can’t wait to dive in and get started with you.

Here are some highlights from our portfolio of offices & workspaces.

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.

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.

Capital Pacific – Commercial Office Design – Lobby space with leather and wood details.
Commercial Office Design

Capital Pacific

This commercial office design for a boutique real estate firm added a Pacific Northwest touch to a great mid-century commercial building.

Entrance Signage – Co-working Space Design: The Office at Ada's – Board & Vellum
The Office at Ada’s

The Office at Ada’s | Image courtesy of The Office at Ada’s.

Interior Design for a Coworking Space

The Office at Ada’s

The owners of Ada's Technical Book & Café returned to Board & Vellum for the design of a co-working space for local entrepreneurs fostering small businesses.

Nia Tero office interior design by Board & Vellum.
Eco Office for an Environmental Non-Profit

Nia Tero Office

Eco-conscious office design in a historic building for a non-profit working with indigenous communities worldwide.

WG Clark Office Lobby Interiors
Commercial Office Interiors

W.G. Clark Lobby

Inside a midcentury modern building with landmark status, this Pacific Northwest Modern commercial lobby is flush with natural materials and carefully-crafted details.

Ballard Work Loft – Industrial Meets Modern Conference Room – Board & Vellum
Commercial Work Loft Interiors

Ballard Work Loft

This tenant improvement project for a Ballard work loft created a laid-back, yet professional, atmosphere enjoyed by employees and clients alike.

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.

How long does a commercial project take? – Board & Vellum

How Long Does a Commercial Project Take?

The time to complete a commercial project varies a lot based on the scope and parameters of your project, but here is a basic timeline of the phases from project start to opening your doors.

The Rebirth of the American Workplace – Sketch of two desks with two figures sitting at them.

The Rebirth of the American Workplace

Following the 2020 pandemic, on the spectrum from open office concept, through cubicle fields, to private offices, where will commercial office trends go next?

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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