Green wall, urban backyard, rooftop amenity space, public park…

What do you have in mind for your landscaped space?

Our landscape architects have experience on a wide array of projects: public and private, large and small, commercial and residential. So, whether you’re investing in interior spaces or not, why not make your exterior spaces sing?

Working closely with our architects and interior designers, our landscape team integrates into all our studios, so not only do we enjoy seamless communication of ideas and problem solving, but also, the team is available to jump on your project at any point, even if for just a quick consult. The design of landscaped spaces deals with aesthetic, practical, and technical concerns — not only do you want to keep it alive and beautiful, but you also don’t want any drainage nightmares.

So, yes, while we may be plant geeks, our goal is to create a beautiful site that you can enjoy as it grows, matures, and evolves for years to come.

Lanscape Architecture & Site Design at Board & Vellum – Residential, Commercial, Retail

Do you do landscape-only projects?

Of course! And, we’d love to. We work on all sorts of project types. Let us know what you have in mind! Plus, we can help set you up with one of our recommended landscape contractors so you can relax knowing you’re in good hands.

I’m not sure if zoning or other rules allow me to make the changes I want to on my property, how do I know what I can do?

You aren’t alone, this question comes up a lot in this area! And, it’s wise to assess the feasibility of your project before you start working on it. We can help you determine which rules apply to your case, and then we’ll work with you to figure out the best path forward.

Can you handle getting all the permits we may need?

You bet. We work with the local jurisdictions all the time, and are familiar with the ins and outs of the process.

Here are some highlights from our landscape architecture portfolio.

Lake City Park – Landscape Architecture – Board & Vellum
Landscape Architecture

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.

Outdoor living room with a gas fire pit. – Urban Yard at The Seattle Box – Board & Vellum
Landscape Architecture

Urban Yard at The Seattle Box

This urban yard is not expansive, but it tucks in all the amenities you dream of for outdoor living, with landscaping designed to look fantastic, year-round.

Landscaped retail streetscape at Club Monaco – Board & Vellum
Landscape Architecture, Retail

Downtown Retail Streetscape for Club Monaco

A lush, planted streetscape sets this urban retail space apart, with mature plants offering height, and climbing vines drawing the eye up the façade.

Bainbridge Island Residence – Arced Retaining Wall – Board & Vellum Landscape
Landscape Architecture

Bainbridge Island Residence

Beautiful and varied foliage details and an arcing, terraced retaining wall help this island yard both look great, and function well, for a young family.

Lucille on Roosevelt – Hive 68th & Roosevelt – Board & Vellum
Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Multi-Family Residential

Lucille on Roosevelt

This multi-family development features 106 apartments and ample street-level commercial space, all with quick access to future Roosevelt light rail station.

Capitol Hill Landscape – Capitol Hill Craftsman – Board & Vellum
Landscape Architecture

Capitol Hill Craftsman Landscape Design

Crisp, new walkways and plantings, along with a great-looking bike shed, help this Craftsman home in the Capitol Hill neighborhood feel anchored in its yard.

Or, a couple of helpful blog posts.

Landscape Architecture

How Much Does It Cost to Redo the Landscape at My House?

Estimating the budget for redoing your yard doesn’t have to be just a finger in the air, and a simple cost-per-square-foot estimate won't quite get you there, either. We recommend using your home’s value as a starting point. Here is a quick guide for what you can hope to build at different budget levels.

Ask an Architect, Landscape Architecture

Questions to Ask a Landscape Architect or Site Design Team in an Interview

When you are looking into hiring a landscape architect or a site design team, even if you’ve been through the process before, make sure you ask these important ten questions. From design process, to fee structure, to timeline, and more, we lay it out for you so you can jump into your project well-informed.

Considering a project? Or, just curious about something?

Send us your questions about design, architecture, interiors, landscape, third places, 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.

Get in touch.