Our landscape architecture services.

Commercial, Residential, Site Design, Plant Selection

Landscape Architecture

From site planning, to hardscapes, to green walls, landscape architecture elevates the design of any project. Our landscape team works closely with our architects and interior designers, so not only do we all enjoy seamless communication of ideas and problem solving, but also, we are available to jump on your project team at any point.

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Our landscape architecture portfolio projects.

Outdoor living room with a gas fire pit. – Urban Yard at The Seattle Box – Board & Vellum
Landscape Architecture

Urban Yard at The Seattle Box

It really is possible to fit all the amenities on your wishlist into your small urban yard! Check out this gorgeous Seattle yard for some great ideas!

Wedge-Shaped Mixed-Use Building on a Triangle Lot – Board & Vellum
Landscape Architecture, Multi-Family Residential

Wedge Apartments

Designing a building for a triangle lot can be a challenge. This proposed project features commercial units on the ground floor, with residential above.

Capitol Hill Craftsman Landscape Design – Board & Vellum
Landscape Architecture

Capitol Hill Craftsman Landscape Design

A great-looking bike shed is a helpful amenity for an urban yard. Paired with some clean new walkways and plantings, this house is now anchored in the yard.

Bainbridge Island Residence – Board & Vellum – Landscape Architecture
Landscape Architecture

Bainbridge Island Residence

The gentle arced retaining wall in this yard not only creates a beautiful terrace for plantings, but it levels out the lawn for the kids to play.

Hive 68th & Roosevelt – Rendering: Street Corner View at Day
Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Multi-Family Residential

Hive 68th & Roosevelt

Slated for construction in March of 2017, the Hive 68th & Roosevelt project features 106 residential units and over 3,500 square feet of commercial space.

Our landscape architecture posts.

Landscape Architecture

Landscape Designer vs. Landscape Architect: What Is The Difference?

Is there a difference between a landscape designer and a landscape architect? (Spoiler Alert: Yes.) So, why would you want to hire one versus the other? Is it all about plants? Or is it more technical? Let’s get into the differences between the services each typically offers, and how that applies to your project.

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Ask an Architect, Custom Residential, Landscape Architecture

How to Create an Outdoor Space you Love

Sometimes, it takes the quiet moments on a peaceful vacation to remind you of some of the great things back at home. In this case, a trip to Costa Rica reminds Jeff about all the things that come together to create an outdoor room that you love, even in our rainy Seattle weather.

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Ask an Architect, Landscape Architecture

Questions to Ask a Landscape Architect or Site Design Team in an Interview

When you are looking into hiring a landscape architect or a site design team, even if you’ve been through the process before, make sure you ask these important ten questions. From design process, to fee structure, to timeline, and more, we lay it out for you so you can jump into your project well-informed.

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Landscape Architecture, News

Introducing Board & Vellum Landscape Architecture

Board & Vellum is pleased to announce our new landscape architecture team, featuring Derek Reeves and Zack Thomas. Now that we have landscape architecture in-house, collaborating with our architecture and interiors teams, our clients can enjoy integrated design services: from inside to outside, and back again. Curious about how it works? Give us a ring!

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Custom Residential, Landscape Architecture

Footloose and Fency Free

Fences and retaining walls are more than just simple demising lines: they're our walls in our outdoor living rooms. And sadly, so many of the fences that get put up end up being bland, boring, and basic boards. I'm sure that the people who live in these homes AREN'T boring, of course, so what options do they have instead?Plenty. Take a look at a few personalized options.

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Our landscape architecture team members.

Jeff Pelletier – Meet a B&V'er – Board & Vellum Team

Jeff Pelletier, AIA, CPHC

Principal, Architect

In 2011, Jeff founded Board & Vellum in his attic and has forged ahead with excitement ever since. Architecture aside, he is a huge advocate for traveling, and takes LEGO really seriously.

Derek Reeves – Meet a B&V'er – Board & Vellum Team

Derek Reeves

Project Associate, Landscape Architecture

Derek co-launched B&V’s “Site Design Studio” and is eagerly exploring his passion for landscape at a firm of integrated services. When he’s not in the studio, you’ll often find him behind the photographic lens.

Leslie Batten – Meet a B&V'er – Board & Vellum Team

Leslie Batten, PLA, LEED Green Associate

Project Associate, Landscape Architect

Leslie’s experience on projects of diverse scales makes her a great asset to the B&V landscape team. Outside of the office, Leslie leads an annual bike tour exploring Pacific Northwest wine regions.

Zack Thomas – Meet a B&V'er – Board & Vellum Team

Zack Thomas, PLA, LEED AP ND

Project Associate, Landscape Architect

Zack co-launched B&V’s ”Site Design Studio,” and is excited to take on landscape projects of all shapes, sizes, and scales. He loves to get out of the city on weekends and makes a point of traveling to another country each year.

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We’re thrilled that you’re interested!

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.

Considering a project? Or, just curious about something?

Send us your questions about design, architecture, interiors, landscape, third places, LEGO rooms… Anything, really. We’re always eager to meet new people, and we’d love to get to know you, your project, and your goals.

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