Our landscape architecture services.
New Construction, Whole-House Transformations
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.Learn more.
Outdoor Living, Landscape Refreshes, Residential Estates
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.Learn more.
Refreshes & Renovations of Multifamily Properties
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.Learn more.
Neighborhood Spaces, Parks, Parklets, Playgrounds
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.Learn more.
Our landscape architecture studios.
Custom Residential, Multifamily, Commercial, Civic
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.Learn more.
Our landscape architecture portfolio projects.
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.
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.
Dense Urban Housing Meets PNW Beauty
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.
Bringing a Fairytale Home to Life
Laurelhurst Storybook Residence
A Tudor-style estate brimming with custom details inside and out, designed by a fully-integrated architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture team.
Our landscape architecture posts.
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.Read more.
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.Read more.
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.Read more.
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.Read more.
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.Read more.
In the Pacific Northwest, the heat is literally on. Last summer, we experienced record-breaking heat in Seattle and, in Washington State, we recently adopted the Climate Commitment Act that requires a drastic reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and carbon pollution to net zero by 2050. Can investing in sustainable park infrastructure help us meet those goals?Read more.
Our landscape architecture recognition stories.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our landscape architecture team team members.
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, 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, 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.
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.
Would you like to learn more?
We’re thrilled that you’re interested!
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.
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, 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.