Will the coronavirus pandemic impact construction prices? Learn more about this complicated question.

Our commercial office services.

New Construction, 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.

Nia Tero office interior design by Board & Vellum.
New
Eco Office for an Environmental Non-Profit

Nia Tero Office

Eco-conscious office design in a historic building for a non-profit working with indigenous communities worldwide.

WG Clark Office Lobby Interiors
Commercial Office Interiors

W.G. Clark Lobby

Inside a midcentury modern building with landmark status, this Pacific Northwest Modern commercial lobby is flush with natural materials and carefully-crafted details.

Board & Vellum Office – Intersection of Commercial and Residential Design – Rustic wood flooring in an office.
A Remodel of a Design Firm’s Own Office

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 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.
Design for a Seattle Institution

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
The Office at Ada’s

Image courtesy of The Office at Ada’s.

Interior Design for a Coworking Space

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.

Our commercial office posts.

Commercial Office

The Rebirth of the American Workplace

Recommendations and trends in commercial office design shift in response to cultural norms, technology, and working styles. Following the 2020 pandemic, how might the design of commercial offices adapt this time? On the spectrum from open office concept, through vast fields of cubicles, to private offices, where will we land?

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Commercial Office, Interior Design, Retail, Third Places

Commercial Design in the Age of Social Distancing

As commercial spaces slowly re-open, businesses and clientele have to take extra precautions because these spaces were designed to operate in a pre-pandemic world. This post is part of a series on how design for commercial spaces may evolve due to the Covid-19 pandemic, either by requirement or by cultural shift.

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Ask an Architect, Commercial Office, Custom Residential, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Multifamily Residential

Will The Coronavirus Impact Construction Prices?

The impact of the coronavirus / Covid-19 pandemic is incredibly vast. As we try to plan for how this will impact our businesses, how the cost of construction could change is a common — and key — question. Here are some of the factors that could play a role in pushing the cost of construction either up or down.

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Commercial Office, Retail, Third Places

5 Things You Need to Know About Opening Your First Commercial Space

Especially if it’s your first, opening a commercial space is a big deal and takes no shortage of knowledge or planning to pull off without too much trouble, or too much time lost. Here are five things to keep in mind when taking your new commercial space from concept to doors-open.

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Commercial Office, Retail, Third Places

Creating Intentional Interactions Through Design

When we’re designing spaces like coffee shops, bars, offices, and even yards, it’s key to create a space where people can have casual and occasional interactions. Here’s a little about how we go about designing spaces that promote interaction between strangers.

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Commercial Office, Interior Design

Creating a Healthier Office Space

Fortunately, trends in office space design have moved beyond fields of cubicles and row after row of fluorescent lighting. Skylights and lush green walls are popular, but even if you can’t incorporate holistic design options like these to support a healthier space, there are plenty of smaller moves you can make to create a healthy office.

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Our commercial office 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 commercial office recognition stories.

Board & Vellum makes Expertise’s list of the Best Architects in Seattle, 2020.

Best Architects in Seattle: Expertise’s 2020 List

Expertise examined 138 architecture firms in the Seattle area and selected only 19 to make their list of Best Architects in Seattle, including Board & Vellum.

Board & Vellum comes in at #3 on Fresh Chalk’s 2020 List of Best Seattle Architects.

Best Seattle Architects: Fresh Chalk’s 2020 List

Board & Vellum comes in at #3 on Fresh Chalk’s 2020 List of Best Seattle Architects.

Our commercial office team 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.

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

Zack Thomas, PLA, LEED AP ND

Director, Site Design Studio | Landscape Architect

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.

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

Brian Baker, AIA

Senior 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.

Charles Fadem – Meet a B&V'er – Board & Vellum Team

Charles Fadem

Senior Associate | Commercial Studio Lead

Charles has a passion for interiors, and especially for creating Third Places. When he leaves for the day, you’ll find him ogling classic cars, working on his Mustang, or writing fiction, probably in a Third Place.

Hyrel Mathias – Meet a B&V'er – Board & Vellum

Hyrel Mathias

Senior Associate | Residential Interiors Studio Lead

Hyrel has nearly a decade of experience in high-end residential interior design. When out of the office, she loves traveling, cooking for friends, and taking her dog Mowgli swimming.

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

Lance Hayes, AIA

Senior 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.

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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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