Should you remodel your home, or build new? Learn what to consider when making this tough decision.

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.

Central District Edible Garden – Board & Vellum – Landscape Architecture & Site Design
Space for Urban Agriculture

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
Site Design for an Apartment Building

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
Pacific Northwest Modern Deck Design

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
Proposed New Waterfront Home

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
Transforming an Overgrown Backyard

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
Under Construction
A New Public Park for a Local Community

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.

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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Landscape Architecture

What’s Blooming Now: Golden Summer, Rain or Shine

What do Golden Rain Tree, Cone Flower, and Thyme have in common? They can all bring lovely golden colors to your landscape. Learn more about the virtues of these three plants and why you may find them to be the perfect addition in your garden.

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Landscape Architecture

What’s Blooming Now: Adding a Little Drama to Your Shade Garden

Three of our favorite plants for giving your shade garden some extra pop are Stewartia, Bear’s Breeches, and Cranesbill. Here’s a little on why we love them, how to help them thrive in your garden, and some ideas for pairing them with other plants.

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Landscape Architecture

What’s Blooming Now: Spring Comes to Pacific Northwest Forests

Spring in Pacific Northwest forests brings new growth, lush in the damp, misty woods. Among the seemingly endless shades green, there are also a few lovely, subtle blossoms to enjoy. Learn about three of our favorites, found during a walk in the woods: Pacific dogwood, trumpet honeysuckle, and false lily of the valley.

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Landscape Architecture

What’s Blooming Now: April Showers Bring May Flowers

After the spring rains, who doesn’t love some May flowers? There are plenty of them out there heralding the growing season, and here we’ll highlight some of our favorites: Magnolia, Sweet Olive, and Fairy Wings. Learn not only to recognize them, but what they like, and if they’d be a good fit for your yard.

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Our landscape architecture recognition stories.

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.

Dwell Best of Design 2018 Awards – Backyard Reading Retreat – Board & Vellum

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.

Emerald Award for Renovated Community of the Year 2019

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

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.

Fixr's Top 200 Influencers 2018: Jeff Pelletier, Principal at Board & Vellum

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

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 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

Senior Associate | Residential Landscape Studio Lead

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, Certified Arborist

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.

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.

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.

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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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