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.

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.

Capitol Hill Landscape – Capitol Hill Craftsman – Board & Vellum
Landscape Architecture

Capitol Hill Craftsman Landscape Design

Crisp, new walkways and plantings, along with a great-looking bike shed, help this Craftsman home in the Capitol Hill neighborhood feel anchored in its yard.

Landscape Architecture, Multi-Family Residential

The Shoreline Row

The gabled roofs and traditional details of these townhomes complement the neighborhood character, while the interiors feature the modern, open plans that so many buyers seek.

Landscaped retail streetscape at Club Monaco – Board & Vellum
Landscape Architecture, Retail

Downtown Retail Streetscape for Club Monaco

A lush, planted streetscape sets this urban retail space apart, with mature plants offering height, and climbing vines drawing the eye up the façade.

Outdoor living room with a gas fire pit. – Urban Yard at The Seattle Box – Board & Vellum
Landscape Architecture

Urban Yard at The Seattle Box

This urban yard is not expansive, but it tucks in all the amenities you dream of for outdoor living, with landscaping designed to look fantastic, year-round.

Our landscape architecture posts.

Landscape Architecture

What’s Blooming Now: June in Seattle

June in Seattle is also known as “Juneuary,” thanks to our famously rainy early summers. But there are still plenty of flowers to enjoy at this time of year, and you could argue they look even better glistening with raindrops. Read on to learn about the Japanese Snowbell, the Pacific Mock Orange, and Creeping Honeysuckle.

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Landscape Architecture

What’s Blooming Now: In Seattle, Dogwood Trees!

Are you wondering: “What are those trees blooming in late spring, with large flowers in shades of pink or white?” They might be dogwoods, a powerhouse of landscape design that has a number of great cultivars and varieties. Here are a few of our favorite dogwood varieties, along with some details about their care and preferences.

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Ask an Architect, Commercial Office, Custom Residential, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Multi-Family Residential, Retail

Hourly vs. Fixed-Fee Billing: What is the Difference?

How do you decide between hourly vs. fixed-fee billing? People really don’t like to talk about money, but you need to talk about it enough to make the right choice about how you would like your project billed. Here is how these two billing methods work, and why you might prefer one over the other.

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Landscape Architecture

What Are the Tools of The Trade for Landscape Architecture?

While there is definitely some overlap with other design and technical professions, there are certain tools of the trade for landscape architecture that are really key to getting the job done well. This post explores those digital and analog tools landscape architects and designers keep close at hand in their professional toolkit.

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Landscape Architecture

What Material Should I Use for My Deck?

There are a lot of types of wood decks to choose from. How do you know which might be the right one for you? As the first in a series about decking materials, this post covers your main options for building a wood deck and explores the pros and cons of the different wood choices.

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Ask an Architect, Commercial Office, Custom Residential, Landscape Architecture, Multi-Family Residential, Retail

How Long Does It Take to Get a Full Building Permit?

If you need a full building permit for your project (rather than an “over-the-counter” one) you need to include the additional time it takes for permit review in your project schedule. How long does it take to get a full building permit? It varies, but here is what you can expect in Seattle.

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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.

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

Zack Thomas, PLA, LEED AP ND

Associate | 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.

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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