Apartments, condos, townhomes, hospitality space, mixed-use…

What type of housing would you like to design, develop, or remodel?

In a dense and varied urban environment such as Seattle, homes come in all shapes and sizes. Just like single-family homes, multi-family projects are an essential piece of the urban fabric.

But this isn’t always easy to do well: successful multi-family projects must balance the needs of the building as a whole with the needs of the collection of individual homes within, all while being an asset to the community. Of course, that challenge excites us!

We give our multi-family residential projects the same care that we give our custom residential clients. And, we take pride in designing for neighborhoods, helping them become (or continue to be) sustainable and friendly to the greater city.

Multi-Family Residential Services at Board & Vellum – Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture

What sizes of multi-family projects do you work on?

We love to work with clients who are committed to being good neighbors. More than the size of a project, working with a team committed to building a long-lasting and special building is key. From urban rowhouses to larger apartment projects, we are committed to making every neighborhood we work in better.

What is your approach to the design process?

With multi-family projects, making the numbers work is essential. Our team is skilled in analyzing square footages and proforma while achieving a unique aesthetic that is warm, friendly, and fits into the neighborhood. We constantly balance the numbers with the “look” to distinguish the property in the market.

How do your projects benefit their neighborhoods?

Larger multi-family projects are giant additions to any neighborhood. We reach out to neighbors and, where applicable, provide a dynamic and desirable ground floor retail experience. Our integrated team of landscape architects, interior designers, and architects ensures that our ground floor and street experiences are wonderful additions to the existing urban fabric.

Here are some highlights from our multi-family portfolio.

Capitol Hill Apartments – Board & Vellum
Multi-Family Residential

Capitol Hill Apartments

This new apartment building aims to maintain the best of Capitol Hill, while making room for more to share this great community.

The Eden Interiors – Interior Design and Staging for Apartments – Board & Vellum
Interior Design, Multi-Family Residential

The Eden Interiors

With all new interiors, these apartments give off a classic-yet-current vibe designed to attract their target client: young professionals with an eye for Instagrammable spaces.

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.

Landscape Architecture, Multi-Family Residential

The Shoreline Row

The gabled roofs and traditional details of these townhomes complement the neighborhood character, while the interiors feature the modern, open plans that so many buyers seek.

Green Lake Urban Infill – Street Front Rendering from of Green Lake Apartments on Ravenna Boulevard
Multi-Family Residential

Green Lake Urban Infill

Two blocks from Green Lake, overlooking scenic Ravenna Boulevard, this apartment building with ground-floor retail space is a highly desirable urban location.

Wedge-Shaped Mixed-Use Building on a Triangle Lot – Board & Vellum
Landscape Architecture, Multi-Family Residential

Wedge Apartments

This triangular, mixed-use building for a three-sided lot in Fremont will feature commercial spaces at street level, with small apartments in the floors above.

Or, a couple of helpful blog posts.

Commercial Office, Custom Residential, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Multi-Family Residential, Retail

Virtual Reality for Architecture: Experience Your Space Before You Build It

Can you visualize a space from floor plans as if you were in it yourself? Don’t worry, most people can’t, and that sometimes makes it hard to communicate design ideas. Virtual reality can help with that — we can spin up a VR model so you can experience it as close to real as it gets.

Ask an Architect, Commercial Office, Custom Residential, Landscape Architecture, Multi-Family Residential, Retail

How Long Does It Take to Get a Full Building Permit?

If you need a full building permit for your project (rather than an “over-the-counter” one) you need to include the additional time it takes for permit review in your project schedule. How long does it take to get a full building permit? It varies, but here is what you can expect in Seattle.

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.

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