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Our landscape architecture services.

New Construction, Whole-House Transformations

Custom Homes

Designing and building a custom home from the ground up can be both deeply personal and highly complex. Our integrated design teams — architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture — can help you navigate the process with ease to create a home and property you love from indoors to out.

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Outdoor Living, Landscape Refreshes, Residential Estates

Residential Landscapes

Our site design team cohesively blends indoor and outdoor living with beautiful, functional spaces lush and verdant with life. Whether you simply need a backyard refresh, or if you’re seeking comprehensive design services for your entire property, we love to design dynamic landscaped spaces.

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Refreshes & Renovations of Multifamily Properties

Multifamily Remodel & Repositioning

With in-house teams in architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture, we are uniquely positioned to collaborate on the reinvention and repositioning of aging multifamily housing stock. Whether or not you already have a refreshed brand for the community, we’ll design the environment to attract your target resident, and breathe new life into your multifamily development.

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Neighborhood Spaces, Parks, Parklets, Playgrounds

Parks & Public Spaces

Supporting physical health, social connection, and mental engagement is at the core of our approach to park and public space design. We focus on creating sustainable neighborhood spaces that are both functional and beautiful, while enhancing and promoting the unique characteristics and needs of the communities they serve.

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Our landscape architecture studios.

Custom Residential, Multifamily, Commercial, Civic

Landscape Architecture

Beautiful outdoor rooms expand our experience and build community. Spending time outside is essential to our health and happiness. From our own backyards to everyone’s public parks, we love designing verdant, sustainable spaces people simply love to be. Knowledgeable and passionate, our landscape team has experience on projects public and private, large and small, commercial, residential, and civic.

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Our landscape architecture portfolio projects.

Stellar Apartments at 1405 Dexter, Seattle, WA – Board & Vellum
Multifamily Housing in South Lake Union

Stellar Apartments

An efficient, yet distinctive design, this new apartment building responds to its transit-oriented location without blending in with the crowd.

On The Boards
Sustainable Living Designed Around Public Life

Stream Overlake Apartments

With a lofty goal of LEED Platinum certification, Stream Overlake seeks to blend highly-sustainable living with family-sized apartment homes in the center of Redmond’s bustling Overlake neighborhood.

New Townhomes Along Greenwood Avenue

Bitter Lake Townhouses

Nestled on a site with a mature tree canopy, this new townhouse development forms a pedestrian-centric community along a busy arterial in North Seattle.

Backyard Artist Studio – Board & Vellum

Backyard Artist Studio | Photo by Meghan Montgomery

Relaxing Creative Spaces in a Backyard Oasis

Backyard Artist Studio

After a transformative update to this urban backyard, the addition of a new yoga and artist studio shines in a flourishing backyard with organic siting, playful materials, and creative details.

Tanager Apartments – Board & Vellum

Tanager Apartments | Rendering of proposed project.

On The Boards
Dense Urban Housing Meets PNW Beauty

Tanager Apartments

Inspired by the community’s rich history and culture, the Tanager Apartments celebrate the best of dense city-living in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, while honoring the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

Gathering Spaces for Relaxation & Play

Sand Point Home Theater & Backyard Pavilion

An active family with a love of entertaining find new ways to enjoy old spaces in year-round comfort.

Our landscape architecture posts.

Landscape Architecture

The Value of Hiring a Landscape Architect

Are you unsure if your project requires a landscape architect? Spoiler: it likely does. Landscape architects can help you gain a deeper understanding of your site, its composition, limitations, and areas of opportunity. If your project touches the soil, it's ideal to include a landscape architect early in the design process.

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Custom Residential, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture

Must-Have Spaces for Kids

Designing spaces for your little ones can be fun — but it can also be a challenge to create a space that can withstand their growth, needs, and ever-changing interests. Here are some unique, must-have kid’s spaces that will give your child their own room to grow.

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Landscape Architecture

Steps of the Landscape & Site Design Process

So, you want to update the exterior of your home. Maybe the plants are all wrong or you want an outdoor kitchen. Or maybe you’re hoping for an even bigger impact. Whatever your goals, the site design process at Board & Vellum is designed to support you every step of the way.

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Landscape Architecture

Four Must-Haves for Summertime Get-Togethers

With holiday weekends and summer gatherings starting in earnest, you may be thinking more about what your outdoor space needs to be comfortable for you, your family, and your guests to enjoy. Never fear! It doesn’t take much to take your outdoor space from good to great in preparation for your next get-together.

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Landscape Architecture

Your Guide To Raised Beds & Container Gardens

We’re digging deep into everything you need to know about adding raised beds or a container garden to your outdoor space. And what about edible plants? A popular choice for raised beds and containers, let’s talk about how to make the most out of your space to grow exactly what you want.

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Landscape Architecture

Five Things To Consider With Composite Decking

Thinking about building or rebuilding your deck? Maybe you’re looking at all the material options and feeling a little overwhelmed? If you’re considering composite decking as one of your options, let’s talk about some of the things you might want to mull over as you make your decision.

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Our landscape architecture recognition stories.

Board & Vellum is named one of Home Builder Digest’s Best Architecture Firms in Seattle, Washington.

Best Architectural Firms in Seattle

Board & Vellum is honored to be named as one of Home Builder Digest’s Best Architectural Firms in Seattle, Washington.

Jeff makes Fixr’s 2023 list of Top 100 Architects Influencing the Industry.

Fixr’s Top 100 Architects Influencing the Industry 2023

Jeff has been selected as one of Fixr’s Top 100 Architects Influencing the Industry, among other professionals seeking innovative solutions with an eye toward future needs.

Board & Vellum is honored with a Merit Award from WASLA for our Lake City Park project.

WASLA Award of Merit 2023

Board & Vellum is honored to be presented with a 2023 Award of Merit from the Washington State chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Board & Vellum earns Best of Houzz for “Design” for the 9th year in a row.

Best of Houzz 2022: Design

We enjoy the collaborative process of our work — with 80 five-star reviews on Houzz, we’re thrilled to see our clients and collaborators are happy, too. We are excited to be recognized for Design for the 9th year in a row.

Jeff Pelletier makes Fixr’s 2022 list of top 200 experts in the construction industry.

Fixr’s Top 200 Experts in the Construction Industry 2022

For the 6th consecutive year, Jeff has been selected as one of Fixr’s Top 200 Experts in the Construction Industry for adopting new technologies to adapt to the changing world.

Board & Vellum is honored to be a Gray Awards Finalist for landscape design, earning the recognition for the rooftop garden at the Lucille on Roosevelt.

Gray Awards Finalist for Residential Landscape Design, 2021

Board & Vellum is honored to be a Gray Awards Finalist for landscape design, earning the recognition for the rooftop garden at the Lucille on Roosevelt.

Our landscape architecture team team members.

Zack Thomas is the Principal of Landscape and Site Design at Board & Vellum, an architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture firm in Seattle, Washington.

Zack Thomas, PLA

Principal, Landscape & Site Design

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.

Yi-Chun Lin is the Director of Integrated Practice at Board & Vellum, an architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture firm in Seattle, Washington.

Yi-Chun Lin, NCARB, NOMA

Director, Commercial & Integrated Practice

Yi-Chun is motivated by curiosity to connect culture, environment, and human experience through design. An avid reader, seeker of metaphors, and food enthusiast, she revels in finding beauty in simplicity.

Leslie Batten is a Senior Associate and landscape architect at Board & Vellum, an architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture firm in Seattle, Washington.

Leslie Batten, PLA, CPSI, LEED GA

Senior 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.

Danielle Mecham – Associate, Landscape & Site Design – Board & Vellum

Danielle Mecham

Associate, Landscape & Site Design

Danielle has nearly a decade of experience as a landscape & site designer, working with clients on projects big and small to create delightful design solutions that suit their unique needs.

Juliana Hom is an Associate at Board & Vellum, an architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture firm in Seattle, Washington.

Juliana Hom

Associate, Landscape & Site Design

Interested in art, design, and nature since she was young, when Juliana’s not thinking about how design can create environmental and social benefits, she enjoys sketching, exploring Seattle by foot, and trying all the restaurants that Seattle has to offer.

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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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