Our firm culture posts.

Firm Culture

Introducing, Morgan!

Say hello to, Morgan, our latest addition to the B&V team! Morgan left life on the east coast to join us here on the west coast. Beyond architecture, she is fluent in Mandarin, and loves spending time on the water: canoeing, swimming, but especially rowing, which she considers “her sport.”

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Introducing, Hyrel!

Meet, Hyrel, our latest, new, B&V'er! Hyrel joins our interior design studio, bringing nearly a decade of experience in high-end residential design. She’s also loves to cook for friends, arrange flowers, and even takes part in a weekly dog swim club.

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Introducing, Michael!

Say hi to Michael, the latest addition to our landscape and site design studio. Michael is another B&V’er hailing from outside Chicago (we have a few!), but he has been in Seattle for the last six years, with San Francisco before that. Out of the office, it’s not unlikely that he’ll be in the mountains.

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Introducing, Christopher!

You know what time it is? Time to say hello to another new B&V’er! Meet Christopher, a licensed architect with over twenty years of experience on projects ranging from zoos to historic preservation to affordable housing. His passion for architecture is underpinned with a love of world travel and photography.

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Introducing, Kaysie!

It’s new B&V’er time! Say hello to Kaysie, a licensed architect, who is returning home to the Pacific Northwest from a stint in southern California. Kaysie is a strong advocate for architects and designers to keep learning, not only in the context of continuing education, but with an active attention to the world around them.

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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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Our firm culture recognition stories.

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

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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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