Our firm culture posts.

Firm Culture, News

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

Introducing, Hailey Mackay!

It‘s time to say hello to a new B&V’er in the landscape and site design studio: Hailey Mackay! Hailey grew up inhabiting both the urban and rural environments of the Pacific Northwest, and the experience of balancing those contexts to informs her work today.

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Firm Culture

Introducing, Kimber!

It’s time to meet another new B&V’er! Say hello to Kimber, a licensed architect who joined us in February 2018. Kimber has called Seattle home for two decades and loves both the city and the beautiful Pacific Northwest geography that surrounds us.

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Firm Culture

Where Are All the Principals?

Flat hierarchy in a design firm is rare. We are a medium-sized design firm with one principal. Basically, we’re a design firm unicorn. So, how does that even work, and what impact does our internal organization have on our clients? Our experience has been that it is overwhelmingly positive. Here's why.

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Firm Culture

Introducing, Abby!

Say hello to Abby, our latest addition to the B&V team! Abby is a Pacific Northwest native, born in Seattle. With a degree in music, besides plenty of singing and performing (even at her desk), these days, she also spends her creative energy cooking, baking, sketching, and is learning to sew.

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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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Our firm culture recognition stories.

Seattle Business Magazine Best Companies to Work For 2018: Board & Vellum
Firm Culture, News

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
Firm Culture, News

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
Firm Culture, News

Certified LGBTBE by the NGLCC

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

PSBJ Washington’s Best Workplaces 2017 – Board & Vellum
Firm Culture, News

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
Firm Culture, News

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!

Firm Culture, News

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!

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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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