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Our firm culture posts.

Firm Culture, The Business of Design

How a Philosophy of High Performance is Changing the Way We Work

Designing a home or building is one thing. Designing the work experience of your employees is quite another. But the design mentality we bring to our projects also allows us to adapt and innovate how we operate as a team. Though our firm has evolved over the years, our values have not, guiding us to adopt the philosophy of a high-performance team.

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Firm Culture, News, The Business of Design

Five Ways You Can Create Great Work Culture

At the end of June, we attended the 2018 Seattle Magazine's Best 100 Companies to Work for Event, in the top 10 for small business for the third year! We are excited, of course, but it takes a lot of work to create work culture like this. Here are 5 ways we help cultivate our work culture.

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Firm Culture, Landscape Architecture

What Does It Mean To Be An Integrated Design Firm?

We are an integrated design firm, but what (you may wonder) does that mean? And, specifically, what does that mean for your project and how it benefits you? Here is a breakdown for what it means for you and your project when the integrated design firm you are working with is us, Board & Vellum.

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Firm Culture, The Business of Design

Disrupting the Design Industry with Great Benefits

The architecture and design industry is notorious for high-pressure workplaces that lack great benefits. But it doesn’t have to be that way. At Board & Vellum, we are proving that a design firm can offer great benefits: the numbers pencil out. Now, our goal is to help other firms join us to redefine the design industry.

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Firm Culture

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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Firm Culture, News

We’re One of Washington’s Top Places to Work! Join Us?

We are so excited to be honored by Seattle Business magazine as one of Washington's top ten small businesses to work for, for the second year in a row. We all work hard to create and nurture the B&V culture. If that sounds good to you, too, check out our careers page: we're hiring!

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Our firm culture recognition stories.

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

Seattle Business Magazine’s Washington’s 100 Best Companies 2019

We are one of 2019’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in Washington, making it our fourth year in a row on the list!

Board & Vellum on PSBJ's WA's Best Workplaces List for 4th Year!

PSBJ: Washington’s Best Workplaces, 2018

For the 4th year in a row, Board & Vellum is honored by Puget Sound Business Journal as one of Washington’s Best Workplaces!

Seattle Business Magazine Best Companies to Work For 2018: Board & Vellum

Seattle Business Magazine’s Washington’s 100 Best Companies 2018

We are one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2018, and in the Top 10 of small businesses for the third year in a row!

Business of Pride 2018: Board & Vellum

Largest LGBTQ-Owned Companies in the Puget Sound Region

Ranking by revenue, Board & Vellum made PSBJ’s list of Largest LGBTQ-Owned Companies in the Puget Sound Region.

NGLCC Certified as LGBT Business Enterprise – Board & Vellum Recognition

Certified LGBTBE by the NGLCC

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

PSBJ Washington’s Best Workplaces 2017 – Board & Vellum

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.

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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.

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