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Firm Culture

Introducing, Andrea!

Say hi to Andrea, our most recent addition to the B&V team! Adding to our collection of UO grads, Andrea joins us with experience on multifamily, custom residential, and commercial projects. Also, she owns a 35' sailboat — when you’re done asking her design questions, ask her where she likes to sail on a sunny weekend!

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Introducing, Danie!

Meet Danie, the latest addition to B&V’s interiors team. Danie hails from the Midwest, most recently from Chicago. In “fun facts you don’t hear often” — she grew up with a Christmas tree farm as a backyard! Now surrounded by the giant trees of the Pacific Northwest, when she’s not designing interiors, she loves the outdoors.

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Introducing, Christina!

It‘s time to meet a new B&V’er: Christina! Hailing from Denver, Colorado, Christina caught the travel bug young: first traveling the US with her family, then abroad on her own. Beyond the sheer delight of it, her travels also inform her desire to harness architecture as a catalyst for positive change in the world.

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Introducing, Taylor!

Say hello to Taylor, a landscape architect joining our team at Board & Vellum. Taylor has a deep curiosity for the environment and its complex systems, both natural and social. When he is not in the office, he is likely exploring in the mountains or people-watching at the park.

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Introducing, Aaron!

Meet Aaron Dornsmith, a new B&V’er joining our custom residential architecture studio! Aaron is a northwest native from southern Idaho. He carries a love of a family cabin in the woods forward with a fervent belief that our homes should engage with nature to not only shelter but nourish us, even in the city.

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Introducing, Jill!

Everyone, say hello to Jill Burdeen! Jill joins our team as a member of the “Neighborhood Studio,” with a special focus on multi-family residential projects. At work, she loves “solving” the site and collaborating to create great spaces. Out of the office, she enjoys adventuring with her daughters, and dreams of opening a candy store.

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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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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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