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Building a “green” project is both important and complex.

Understanding each project’s needs is critical for success. Eco-conscious design is not a blanket treatment.

Sustainable design is more than fulfilling the requirements of a checklist — although those metrics can often be a helpful guide. Truly effective green design requires a careful and considerate approach to the specific site conditions. At the start of every project, we create a series of recommendations and approaches to ensure that your project is as sustainable as it can be. We focus on what is appropriate for the specifics of your property, feasible for your budget, and how it will improve the quality of life of everyone who inhabits the space.

Built Green Member

Built Green Member

Board & Vellum is a proud member of Built Green, and we’re thrilled to announce that our Ballard Locks Residence is certified 4-Star Built Green.

Certified Passive House Consultant

Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC)

Board & Vellum principal Jeff Pelletier, and a growing number of our team members, are Certified Passive House Consultants (CPHCs). Passive House is a science-based approach to sustainable design.

LEED Certified

LEED Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council

Our team consists of several LEED-accredited professionals who possess comprehensive knowledge of contemporary sustainable practices.

We are in this together.

Our goal is to be a vital member of the community actively leading the charge. As we’ve pushed ahead, we’re honored by the recognition we’ve received as we reach for new goals.

BUILD Sustainable Building Awards: Board & Vellum honored as

BUILD Sustainable Building Awards 2019

We are thrilled to report that Board & Vellum has been honored by BUILD magazine as the Architecture & Interior Design Firm of the Year for the state of Washington for the BUILD Sustainable Building Awards. In the words of BUILD, the merit-based Sustainable Building Awards “reward the work done within the vast green building […]

Built Green Certified: 4-Star Rating

Built Green Certified 4-Star Rating for Ballard Locks Residence

Our Ballard Locks Residence is now Built Green Certified with a 4-Star rating. Many thanks to wonderful clients and the construction team at Hammer & Hand!

Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties: 2014 Green Remodeling Excellence Award

Ada’s Technical Books & Café Wins 2014 REX Award

Board & Vellum’s Ada’s Technical Books & Café project is honored with a Green Remodeling Excellence (REX) award in 2014.

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Board & Vellum makes Seattle Business magazine's list of 100 Best Companies to Work For in Washington 2019.

On the list for small business for the 4th year in a row!

Board & Vellum is honored to be a Gray Awards Finalist for landscape design, earning the recognition for the rooftop garden at the Lucille on Roosevelt.

Honored as a finalist for residential landscape design.

LEED Certified in White

Our team includes LEED-accredited professionals.

Certified Passive House Consultant in White

Our team includes certified Passive House consultants.

NGLCC Certified as LGBT Business Enterprise – Board & Vellum Recognition

A Certified LGBT Business Enterprise Since 2016.

PSBJ’s Top 25 LGBTQ-Owned Businesses 2016 in White

Honoring companies that lead in promoting equality.