Our firm culture posts.

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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Firm Culture

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

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 at Board & Vellum.

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Firm Culture

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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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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Our firm culture recognition stories.

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!

Seattle Business Magazine’s Washington’s 100 Best Companies to Work For
Firm Culture, News

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
Firm Culture, News

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
Firm Culture, News

Certified LGBTBE by the NGLCC

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

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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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