Custom Residential, Multifamily, Commercial, Civic
Landscape Architecture at Board & Vellum
Beautiful outdoor rooms expand our experience beyond the enclosure of interior spaces; they build community, and are a joy to experience.
Spending time outside is essential to our health and happiness. From our own backyards to everyone’s public parks, we love designing beautiful, sustainable spaces people simply love to be. Knowledgeable and passionate, our landscape team has experience on projects public and private, large and small, commercial, residential, and civic.
We’re committed to great design, sustainable environments, and healthy neighborhoods.
We live in and love the Pacific Northwest; as residents and designers, we’re fundamentally invested in the future of our communities.
We love designing beautiful, useful outdoor spaces, both public and private, adding materially to our cultural fabric by creating real opportunities for people to come together. Seeing the big picture and considering how the natural environment will change and grow ensures we design in a way that makes the most of your investment.
No matter the project type or size, our goal is to create enjoyable places that will grow, mature, and evolve for years to come.
We work well with all the tools of the trade.
Plants and vegetated elements are only one piece of comprehensive site design.
Our landscape teams back up their design chops with the technical knowledge of zoning and building code, environmental design systems, and their skill coordinating with project collaborators, like structural engineers, civil engineers, and geotechs to get a successful landscape and site design project to the finish line.
Our work is not just about things that grow, it’s about hardscapes, site sculpting, and outdoor rooms and structures. We work at the interface between the natural environment and the built environment, designing cohesion between the two.
We consider all the elements of a site: the living elements, the natural features, the buildings, the indoor spaces, the neighboring spaces — the overall experience of being there. We consider how it will function and feel, making it not only beautiful but designing how it will evolve, react to the elements, shift with the season, and change over time.
Leveraging technology to make space for design.
We’re constantly exploring technology and refining every part of the project process to be more efficient, freeing up time and energy to devote to design. Great tools allow us to iterate faster as we test theories and explore new ideas — we aren’t an analog studio.
Not only do we design in 3D, but we start with an advantage, using drones and cutting-edge software to create detailed site models with photographic overlays of the actual conditions of your property. On-site with iPads in-hand and drones above, we work with hybrid digital and hand graphics to design in real-time, creating beautiful artifacts from the design process itself, without having to return to the office to spend time and money rendering an idea.
Changes and challenges take up much less time when we have the tools to help us connect the dots, illustrate proposed solutions, and make quicker decisions — keeping your project on track and on budget.
What type of project would you like to pursue?
Public and private, large and small, commercial, residential, and civic — we’ve done it all.
Don’t worry, your project isn’t too small, too large, or too complex for us. Our landscape architects and designers have experience with a wide array of project types and scopes.
We love a small backyard refresh just as much as a comprehensive plan for a residential estate, a multifamily amenity roof deck, a commercial streetscape, or a public park or community space. Our site design team works not only with our other in-house design teams, but also independently with other architecture and interior design firms.
The point is, we’re your advocate and a successful project is the goal, regardless of how the project team comes together. We’re here to help, so read on, or reach out to let us know what you have in mind.
Collaborative teams create beautiful, enduring projects.
Our interdisciplinary, creative culture means we’re always growing.
Working at a multidisciplinary firm means our landscape architecture team engages in design for a wide spectrum of projects and is constantly collaborating with architects, interior designers, and a host of other creative professionals. This gives us the benefit of an unusually broad experience and depth of knowledge we apply to bring fresh ideas to all of our projects.
Our open, collaborative studio culture means we ask questions left and right across market sectors and design disciplines. Even when a project is firmly rooted in the realm of landscape architecture, everyone has access to firm-wide knowledge and the benefits of creative critique.
This cross-disciplinary pollination enriches our work, leading to more cohesive, more holistic designed experiences across the firm. We’re an experienced team, passionate about the work — we’d love to help you design the landscaped space or outdoor experience you’re envisioning.
Would you like to learn a little more about us?
Awesome! Feel free to explore the pages below, and — of course — feel free to reach out to us if you have something particular you’d like to ask.
Our portfolio of work spans across a spectrum of project types and scales. We don’t have a particular “style” either: we love traditional, modern, contemporary, you name it. Our goal is to work with you to design a project you love.
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.