Our commercial office services.

Whole-Building, TIs, Interiors, FF&E

Commercial Office

We create welcoming commercial spaces that reinforce your brand identity, and help you get your work done well. Just like your home, we want these environments to feel exceptional and uplifting: places where you and your guests can feel both comfortable and productive.

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Our commercial office portfolio projects.

Board & Vellum Office – Intersection of Commercial and Residential Design – Rustic wood flooring in an office.
Commercial Office, Interior Design

Board & Vellum Office

Designed by our very own team, the Board & Vellum office is a mirror of our work at the intersection of commercial and residential design.

Capital Pacific – Commercial Office Design – Lobby space with leather and wood details.
Commercial Office, Interior Design

Capital Pacific

This commercial office design for a boutique real estate firm added a Pacific Northwest touch to a great mid-century commercial building.

School of Visual Concepts – Main entrance.
Commercial Office, Interior Design

School of Visual Concepts

We helped this Seattle design school layout their new and expanded campus, including providing interior design services for finish and furniture selection.

Entrance Signage – Co-working Space Design: The Office at Ada's – Board & Vellum
Commercial Office, Interior Design

The Office at Ada’s

The owners of Ada's Technical Book & Café returned to Board & Vellum for the design of a co-working space for local entrepreneurs fostering small businesses.

Ballard Work Loft – Industrial Meets Modern Conference Room – Board & Vellum
Commercial Office, Interior Design

Ballard Work Loft

This tenant improvement project for a Ballard work loft created a laid-back, yet professional, atmosphere enjoyed by employees and clients alike.

Our commercial office posts.

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

Hourly vs. Fixed-Fee Billing: What is the Difference?

How do you decide between hourly vs. fixed-fee billing? People really don’t like to talk about money, but you need to talk about it enough to make the right choice about how you would like your project billed. Here is how these two billing methods work, and why you might prefer one over the other.

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Ask an Architect, Commercial Office, Retail

How Long Does a Commercial Project Take?

One of the most frequent questions we get from business owners is, “How long will my project take?” Of course, this varies a lot based on the scope and parameters of your particular project, but here are the basics of the time it takes to move through each of the phases of a commercial project.

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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.

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Commercial Office, Retail

Do I Need to Permit My Commercial Space?

"Do I need to permit my commercial space?" If you are in Seattle, most likely, "Yes." The more important question is, "What type of permit do I need?" There are two major types of building permits in Seattle, and which type you need will impact your timeline for opening for business. Here’s how to plan.

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Commercial Office, Retail

How Do You Select the Right Commercial Space for Your Business?

Selecting a commercial space for your business is very important to get right. It’s not as simple as “location, location, location” when it comes to ensuring the success of your retail or commercial space. There are many important details you need to check. Do you know what to look for before you sign a lease?

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Commercial Office, News

An Architect’s New Office

Board & Vellum is five years old, and we celebrated with a party in our new offices! We’re now working in a custom space, designed by us, and spreading out over two floors. Board & Vellum 5.0 is here. Explore the glamor shots here, or come on over and say hi – we'll give you a tour!

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Our commercial office sustainability practices.

LEED Certified
Commercial Office, Custom Residential, Multi-Family Residential

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 commercial office team members.

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

Jeff Pelletier, AIA, CPHC

Principal | Architect

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.

Brian Baker – Meet a B&V'er – Board & Vellum Team

Brian Baker, AIA

Associate | Architect

Brian has over a decade of residential design and construction experience. Beyond architecture, Brian is our resident music fanatic, and a Vienna Secession art and design obsessive.

Hayley Buckbee – Meet a B&V'er – Board & Vellum Team

Hayley Buckbee

Associate

Passionate about architecture and art, Hayley is the curator of B&V’s By Others gallery space. Outside of B&V, she is a principal at RSVR visual research, an exploratory and interdisciplinary design and fabrication practice.

Lance Hayes – Meet a B&V'er – Board & Vellum Team

Lance Hayes, AIA

Associate | Architect

Lance’s passion for architecture has allowed him to explore all over the country. The Montana native loves dramatic landscapes (natural and architectural) and enjoys expressing that love through the artistic lens.

Matthew Hagen – Meet a B&V'er – Board & Vellum Team

Matthew Hagen, AIA

Associate | Architect

Matthew was the second hire at Board & Vellum and besides keeping us all in line, he tirelessly oversees our Information Technology. Outside of work, he loves a good road trip, especially if it includes a stop for some live music.

Ryan Adanalian – Meet a B&V'er – Board & Vellum Team

Ryan Adanalian

Associate

Ryan is B&V’s first employee, and is a champion of the B&V Sustainable Design effort. He is a generalist designer with a passion for the great outdoors and the path less traveled.

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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, 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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