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.

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

It really is possible to fit all the amenities on your wishlist into your small urban yard! Check out this gorgeous Seattle yard for some great ideas!

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

A great-looking bike shed is a helpful amenity for an urban yard. Paired with some clean new walkways and plantings, this house is now anchored in the yard.

Bainbridge Island Residence – Board & Vellum – Landscape Architecture
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Bainbridge Island Residence

The gentle arced retaining wall in this yard not only creates a beautiful terrace for plantings, but it levels out the lawn for the kids to play.

Say hello to our landscape architecture team.

Zack Thomas, PLA, LEED AP ND

Project Associate, Landscape Architect

Zack co-launched B&V’s ”Site Design Studio,” and is excited to take on landscape projects of all shapes, sizes, and scales. He loves to get out of the city on weekends and makes a point of traveling to another country each year.

Derek Reeves

Project Associate, Landscape Architecture

Derek co-launched B&V’s “Site Design Studio” and is eagerly exploring his passion for landscape at a firm of integrated services. When he’s not in the studio, you’ll often find him behind the photographic lens.

Leslie Batten, PLA, LEED Green Associate

Project Associate, Landscape Architect

Leslie’s experience on projects of diverse scales makes her a great asset to the B&V landscape team. Outside of the office, Leslie leads an annual bike tour exploring Pacific Northwest wine regions.


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.