Our firm culture posts.

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Introducing, Ciera!

Say hello to Ciera, our latest addition to Team B&V! Ciera grew up in Idaho, steeped in a love of the outdoors and active in the design, dance, and maker communities. Of course, all of this fits perfectly with Seattle, as well, and she’s thrilled to carry on creating Board & Vellum.

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Introducing, Breanna!

Say hello to Breanna, our latest new B&V’er! Breanna combined her love of art and math — and a fascination with construction — to become an architect. She has experience with projects of many scales and types, and loves to design spaces that create a positive impact on the lives of their inhabitants.

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B&V’ers Toast to What They Love About Working at Board & Vellum

Hey, wondering what’s it like working at Board & Vellum? Well, you’re in luck: in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, B&V’ers took a moment to write down (or draw) what they are thankful for about being part of the team.

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Introducing, Chris!

Say aloha to Board & Vellum’s latest team member, Chris Parker! Chris comes to us from Hawaii, by way of Ithaca, New York (a more than 7,000 mile journey!). A licensed architect, Chris is thrilled to be in the Pacific Northwest and eager to be a force for good in his newly adopted community.

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Introducing, Michelle!

Hey, everyone, say hello to Michelle! Michelle joins our team as Operations Coordinator and will be heading up our new internal education program to keep us all tuned up. She originally hails from Philly – which she loves – but, she is now enamored with the Pacific Northwest, so we are pretty sure we get to keep her.

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Introducing, Fabiola!

Meet our new B&V team member, Fabiola Vargas! Fabiola was born in Peru, but moved Seattle as a child. By 12 years old, she already knew she wanted to be an architect. She earned her M.Arch in San Francisco and stayed working a few years, but we are now glad to have her back in Seattle!

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Our firm culture recognition stories.

PSBJ Washington’s Best Workplaces 2017 – Board & Vellum
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PSBJ: Washington’s Best Workplaces, 2017

For the 3rd year in a row, Board & Vellum is honored by Puget Sound Business Journal as one of Washington's Best Workplaces, 2017.

Seattle Business Magazine's 100 Best Places to Work in Washington 2017 Winner
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Seattle Business Magazine’s Washington’s 100 Best Companies 2017

We are excited to announce that we have made the Top Ten for best small companies to work for in Washington for the second year in a row!

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PSBJ’s 2016 Top 25 LGBTQ-Owned Businesses

In 2016, Puget Sound Business Journal released a Top 25 of LGBTQ-Owned Businesses demonstrating leadership, and Board & Vellum made the inaugural list!

Seattle Business Magazine’s Washington’s 100 Best Companies to Work For
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Seattle Business Magazine’s Washington’s 100 Best Companies

Board & Vellum not only made the 100 Best Companies list, but placed 4th for Best Small Business to Work in Washington, 2016, by Seattle Business magazine.

PSBJ: 2016 Washington’s Best Workplaces
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PSBJ: Washington’s Best Workplaces, 2016

For the 2nd year in a row, Board & Vellum is honored by Puget Sound Business Journal as one of Washington's Best Workplaces, 2016.

Certified LGBTBE
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Certified LGBTBE by the NGLCC

The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce recognizes Board & Vellum as a LGBT Business Enterprise.

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