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Our landscape architecture services.

Commercial, Residential, Site Design, Plant Selection

Landscape Architecture

From site planning to hardscapes, from green walls plant selection, landscape architecture elevates the design of any project. Our landscape team works closely with our architects and interior designers, so we all enjoy seamless communication of ideas and problem-solving.

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Our landscape architecture portfolio projects.

Blue Ridge View Home – Board & Vellum
New
Reinventing a House and Yard for Indoor/Outdoor Living

Blue Ridge View Home

With multidisciplinary services — architecture, interiors, and site design — this remodel feels truly customized just for this family, inside and out.

Bitter Lake Townhouses – Board & Vellum
In Development
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.

Queen Anne Gambrel – Integrated Design for Indoor/Outdoor Living – Board & Vellum
Integrated Design for Indoor/Outdoor Living

Queen Anne Gambrel

A full yard remodel paired with a new kitchen and targeted architectural updates, this home features spaces perfect for this family’s indoor/outdoor lifestyle.

Harrison South: New Apartments in Capitol Hill – Board & Vellum
New Apartments with an Owner’s Unit

Harrison South Apartments

This new apartment building is contextually traditional, respecting the fabric of the neighborhood, with a modern intervention.

Cloverdale House – Second Story Addition by Board & Vellum
A New Second Story & Full Remodel

Cloverdale House

It might look like a whole new house, but it is actually a second story addition on an existing single-family home now with water views.

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Renderings of proposed project.

In Development
New Lowrise Multifamily Development

Carkeek Park Townhomes

These proposed townhomes near Carkeek Park act as a buffer between a single-family neighborhood and a commercially-zoned area on a busy arterial street.

Our landscape architecture posts.

Custom Residential, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Multifamily Residential

Storytelling in Design

What inspires designers to create beautiful projects? Just like making a fantastic dish to eat, it’s about more than the individual ingredients — it’s about how they all work together! In design, it’s so much more than meeting the basic programmatic needs of our clients. It’s about telling a story.

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Ask an Architect, Custom Residential, Landscape Architecture

Planning All-Season Outdoor Spaces

Who says yards are just for summer? Here at Board & Vellum, we believe your outdoor spaces should be beautiful, functional, and awesome to hang out in no matter the season or weather. With a few special considerations, you can have an outdoor living space that's comfortable all year long — rain or shine.

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Ask an Architect, Custom Residential, Landscape Architecture

Seven Tips for Enjoying Your Outdoor Spaces All Winter Long

We think embracing the outdoors is key to fully enjoying the winter season. If you live in Seattle, you might be scratching your head. Enjoying the outdoors in all this rain? In short, yes! There’s so much to enjoy this time of year, so take a leaf out of Scandinavia’s book and prepare to get cozy.

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Ask an Architect, Commercial Office, Custom Residential, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Multifamily Residential

Will The Coronavirus Impact Construction Prices?

The impact of the coronavirus / Covid-19 pandemic is incredibly vast. As we try to plan for how this will impact our businesses, how the cost of construction could change is a common — and key — question. Here are some of the factors that could play a role in pushing the cost of construction either up or down.

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Landscape Architecture

Why Should You Hire a Certified Arborist?

The proper care of trees is crucial to their health and to the safety of the people enjoying them. The relationship between trees, people, and the structures we build requires a managed balance. Certified Arborists play a key role in all this; explore how in this conversation with our in-house certified arborist, Hailey Mackay.

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Landscape Architecture

Creating Vibrant Layers in Your Garden

Layered planting doesn’t have to be complex and, if done correctly, layering can reduce your garden maintenance and increase the time you spend actually enjoying your garden. From the ground plane to the backdrop, you can create your own luscious, layered garden by following these simple concepts.

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Our landscape architecture recognition stories.

Fixr’s Top 200 Experts in the Construction Industry 2019 – Jeff Pelletier at Board & Vellum

Fixr’s Top 200 Experts in the Construction Industry 2020

In the architecture and construction industry, Fixr releases an annual list of who they consider experts in the construction industry. Jeff Pelletier has made the cut for the last four years!

Board & Vellum makes Expertise’s list of the Best Architects in Seattle, 2020.

Best Architects in Seattle: Expertise’s 2020 List

Expertise examined 138 architecture firms in the Seattle area and selected only 19 to make their list of Best Architects in Seattle, including Board & Vellum.

Board & Vellum comes in at #3 on Fresh Chalk’s 2020 List of Best Seattle Architects.

Best Seattle Architects: Fresh Chalk’s 2020 List

Board & Vellum comes in at #3 on Fresh Chalk’s 2020 List of Best Seattle Architects.

Board & Vellum wins 2020 Best of Houzz awards in the Design & Service categories.

Best of Houzz 2020: Design & Service

We are so appreciative of our fantastic clients, collaborators, and fans — with your support, we are excited to have been recognized for the 7th year in a row for Best of Houzz awards for both Design and Service. Thank you!

Board & Vellum wins 2019 Award of Merit from the Washington State chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

WASLA Award of Merit 2019

Board & Vellum is honored to be presented with an Award of Merit in 2019 from the Washington State chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

BUILD Sustainable Building Awards: Board & Vellum honored as

BUILD Sustainable Building Awards 2019

We’re honored that BUILD magazine has named us the "Architecture & Interior Design Firm of the Year" in Washington state in their Sustainable Building Awards, 2019.

Our landscape architecture team team members.

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

Jeff Pelletier, AIA, CPHC®

Principal | Architect | Owner

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.

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

Zack Thomas, PLA, LEED AP ND

Director, Site Design Studio | 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.

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

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.

Michael Lipko, PLA, ASLA, PDC – Senior Associate | Landscape Architect – Board & Vellum

Michael Lipko, PLA, ASLA, PDC

Senior Associate | Landscape Architect

Michael enjoys the collaborative process with colleagues and clients that design can readily offer, as well as thoughtfully engaging with skilled contractors to see inspired designs for clients come to fruition. In his time away from site or screen, he enjoys exploring Seattle’s food and craft beer scene and hiking a new trail whenever time and energy synchronize.

Yi-Chun Lin, Associate AIA, NCARB – Senior Associate | Architecture at Board & Vellum

Yi-Chun Lin, NCARB, NOMA

Senior Associate | Architecture & Site Design

Motivated by curiosity to connect culture, environment, and human experience through design, Yi-Chun’s generalist experience is expressed through a range of project typologies. An avid reader, seeker of metaphors, and food enthusiast, she revels finding beauty in simplicity.

Ian Garnier – Associate | Landscape Architecture at Board & Vellum

Ian Garnier

Associate | Landscape & Site Design

Ian is a landscape designer with experience working with multidisciplinary, creative teams to deliver a variety of projects from residential housing to themed zoo exhibits. He likes to ask, "Why not?" and enjoys problem solving and research that generates novel ideas and solutions.

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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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