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.

Central District Edible Garden – Board & Vellum – Landscape Architecture & Site Design
Landscape Architecture

Central District Edible Garden

Raised beds with integrated benches and full of flowers, fruits, and vegetables surround a fire pit in this yard designed for urban agriculture and entertaining.

1819 Exterior Refresh – Site Design & Landscape Architecture – Board & Vellum
Landscape Architecture, Multi-Family Residential

1819 Exterior Refresh

With earthy materials — steel, natural wood, gravel, concrete, and green foliage — this apartment complex from the 1980s has a refreshed, modern street presence.

Modern Deck on a Tudor Home – Board & Vellum
Landscape Architecture

Modern Deck on a Tudor Home

This new deck with a Pacific Northwest Modern feel complements a traditional home, connecting the indoor and outdoor spaces and anchoring the home in the landscape.

Shelby House – Board & Vellum
Custom Residential, Landscape Architecture

Shelby House

A new “Modern Tudor” home in a historic neighborhood presents formally to the street, while opening up to sweeping waterfront views off the back.

Backyard Reading Retreat – Board & Vellum
Custom Residential, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture

Backyard Reading Retreat

This petite backyard shed and yard are an urban oasis: the perfect place to relax and recharge in the busy city with a great book.

Lake City Park – Landscape Architecture – Board & Vellum
Landscape Architecture

Lake City Park

This new neighborhood park celebrates play, recreation, urban agriculture, relaxation, enjoying the outdoors, and it features art funded by the 1% For The Arts program.

Our landscape architecture posts.

Going Green, Landscape Architecture

Planting for Bees: Sustainable & Bee-utiful Landscapes

In honor of Earth Day, let’s talk about a crucial part of our global ecosystem that needs our help: bees. How can you help? Lots of ways! Read on for a few to get you started, including how you can support bees in your garden, or even from a tiny balcony.

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Landscape Architecture

Landscape Details in an Urban Yard

Just like interior spaces, beautiful details are what help exterior spaces shine. To help illustrate, this post is a narrated tour of a project near and dear to us — just imagine it as if you are over for a summer party, and getting your first tour of this urban yard.

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Landscape Architecture

What’s Blooming Now: Early Spring Flowers

It’s definitely starting to feel like spring, even if we know there’s more rain around the corner. Early spring flowers are emerging, marking the start of the beautiful seasonal change, leaving winter behind. Read on to learn about three of our favorite early-blooming powerhouses: cornelian cherry, manzanita, and crocus.

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Landscape Architecture

How Much Does It Cost to Redo the Landscape at My House?

Estimating the budget for redoing your yard doesn’t have to be just a finger in the air, and a simple cost-per-square-foot estimate won't quite get you there, either. We recommend using your home’s value as a starting point. Here is a quick guide for what you can hope to build at different budget levels.

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Interior Design, Landscape Architecture

Seven Reasons You Should Add House Plants to Your Interior Design

House plants can be a great improvement to an interior space — here are seven reasons why you'll benefit from including them as part of the interior design of your space, and it's not just for aesthetics.

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Landscape Architecture

What’s Blooming Now: Contrasting Winter Colors

In winter landscapes, there are certainly fewer blooms, but fortunately, even dormant plants can offer visual interest. Contrasting winter colors in the landscape often come from other elements of the plant, such as the bark. These three plants are some of the ones we’ve enjoyed seeing shining through the snowy weather.

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Our landscape architecture recognition stories.

Emerald Award for Renovated Community of the Year 2019
Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Multi-Family Residential, News

Emerald Award for Renovated Community of the Year 2019

We are excited to hear: The Eden Apartments — the renovation of which our interiors and landscape studios designed — won a 2019 Emerald Award for “Renovated Community of the Year” from the Washington Multi-Family Housing Association.

Fixr’s Top 200 Experts in the Construction Industry 2019 – Board & Vellum
Custom Residential, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, News

Fixr’s Top 200 Experts in the Construction Industry 2019

How do you know who to listen to in a world flooded with content? Fixr is trying to help with their annual list of Top Experts in the Construction Industry, and Jeff Pelletier has made the cut for the last three years.

Dwell Best of Design 2018 Awards – Backyard Reading Retreat – Board & Vellum
Custom Residential, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, News

Dwell Best of Design 2018 Awards Nominee

We are excited to see the Backyard Reading Retreat nominated by Dwell as one of the “most inspiring projects featured on Dwell this year,” in the category of “Small Spaces” with five other nominees.

Fixr's Top 200 Influencers 2018: Jeff Pelletier, Principal at Board & Vellum
Custom Residential, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, News

Fixr’s Top 200 Influencers 2018

Jeff Pelletier is recognized as one of Fixr's Top 200 Influencers for 2018 (for the second year in a row!) — honoring building professionals with great online presence and social media impact.

Fixr’s Top 200 Influencers 2017
Custom Residential, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, News

Fixr’s Top 200 Influencers 2017

Jeff Pelletier is recognized as one of Fixr's Top 200 Influencers for 2017, honoring building professionals leveraging social media to reach new audiences.

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

Associate | Landscape & Site Design

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.

Hailey Mackay – Meet a B&V'er – Board & Vellum Team

Hailey Mackay, Associate ASLA

Associate | Landscape & Site Design

Hailey relishes exploring landscape design at all scales from micro-climates to urban design. She blends her personal and professional life with a relentless passion for gardening and the natural world.

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

Leslie Batten, PLA, LEED Green Associate

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 Brown – Meet a B&V'er – Board & Vellum Team

Michael Brown

Associate | Landscape & Site Design

Michael’s passion for design began with graphic design, a thread he brings with him to his career in landscape architecture. He loves to spend time in the mountains year-round, from climbing to skiing.

Taylor McNeill – Landscape Architect – Board & Vellum

Taylor McNeill, PLA

Associate | Landscape Architect

Taylor is a licensed landscape architect with 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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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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