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Our civic portfolio projects.

15th Avenue East Community Workshop – Board & Vellum and Environmental Works
Community Outreach & Neighborhood Design Charrette

15th Avenue East Community Workshop

A series of community events to give those living and working around 15th Avenue East the opportunity to weigh in on the future of their neighborhood.

Lake City Park – Landscape Architecture – Board & Vellum
Under Construction
A New Public Park for a Local Community

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.

Our civic posts.

Civic, Events

Public Life Study: Professional People-Watching!

Join us! With the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict and the Seattle Department of Transportation, B&V is collaborating on “Public Life Counts!” — a public life study of how our community uses public spaces. Data collected will inform an equitable and holistic planning process to shape active, safe, and well-connected public spaces on Capitol Hill.

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Arts & Culture, Civic, Events, Seattle Design Community

DIY Urbanism

Every year, communities come together to take back parking-spot-sized parcels of the street, transforming them into pedestrian-centric installations. Though PARK(ing) Day lasts mere hours, other forms of tactical urbanism exist globally in various degrees of permanence, engaging and influencing the evolution of communities, public space, and informing the relationship between an urban environment its inhabitants.

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Our civic sustainability practices.

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.

Our civic recognition stories.

Board & Vellum wins 2019 Award of Merit from the Washington State chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

WASLA Award of Merit 2019

Board & Vellum is honored to be presented with an Award of Merit in 2019 from the Washington State chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Our civic team team members.

Jeff Pelletier – Meet a B&V'er – Board & Vellum Team

Jeff Pelletier, AIA, CPHC®

Managing Principal, Founder

In 2011, Jeff founded Board & Vellum in his attic and has forged ahead with excitement ever since. Architecture aside, he is a huge advocate for traveling, and takes LEGO really seriously.

Zack Thomas – Meet a B&V'er – Board & Vellum Team

Zack Thomas, PLA, LEED AP ND

Principal, Landscape & Site Design

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.

Yi-Chun Lin, Associate AIA, NCARB – Senior Associate | Architecture at Board & Vellum

Yi-Chun Lin, NCARB, NOMA

Director, Integrated Practice

Motivated by curiosity to connect culture, environment, and human experience through design, Yi-Chun’s generalist experience is expressed through a range of project typologies. An avid reader, seeker of metaphors, and food enthusiast, she revels finding beauty in simplicity.

Christopher Palms – Meet a B&V'er – Board & Vellum

Christopher Palms, AIA, LEED AP

Senior Associate, Architect

Christopher is an experienced architect with lifelong interests in photography and music that have led him across the globe exploring how culture, buildings, language, and art unite us all.

Chris Parker – Meet a B&V'er – Board & Vellum Team

Chris Parker, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Senior Associate, Architect

After traversing from Hawaii to New York, Chris is thrilled to finally have landed in the Pacific Northwest. Besides his passion for architecture, he loves cooking Hawaiian food, and trying local microbrews.

Leslie Batten – Meet a B&V'er – Board & Vellum Team

Leslie Batten, PLA, CPSI, LEED GA

Senior 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.

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Our Story

Board & Vellum is a young and vibrant firm built on the idea that an informed and engaged team leads to better design and happy clients. We wouldn’t be where we are today without passion and hard work, and those same two things keep us going strong today.

Our Process

Bringing your project from “idea” to fruition is a little different at Board & Vellum. We give personal care to each of our projects, and you’ll be in the loop every step the way. The bonus: we are an integrated firm, so each project has access to plenty of great knowledge — and that leads to better design.

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.

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