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.

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

Virtual Reality for Architecture: Experience Your Space Before You Build It

Can you visualize a space from floor plans as if you were in it yourself? Don’t worry, most people can’t, and that sometimes makes it hard to communicate design ideas. Virtual reality can help with that — we can spin up a VR model so you can experience it as close to real as it gets.

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Landscape Architecture

What’s Blooming Now: Sights & Scents of Midwinter

Is winter all just chilly, dark, and gloomy? Well, maybe if you don’t know where to look, or where to sniff. Don’t fret, there are some lovely — often overlooked — sights and scents to enjoy in the midwinter landscape, and we’ll explore some of our favorites here: Witch Hazel, Daphne, and Sarcococca (or Sweet Box).

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Landscape Architecture

Maximizing a Small Urban Yard

Take a digital walk through this small, urban yard to see just how much fits into this tight, city lot. But first, let’s hear about the story behind how this unique project actually came to be. You may recognize it from the B&V portfolio: The Urban Yard at the Seattle Box.

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Landscape Architecture

What’s Blooming Now: Textures & Colors of Winter

Winter landscapes can be full of textures and colors, includling blooms! There is a lot to love, but here are three of our favorites for Pacific Northwest winter gardens: Oregon Grape, Setsugekka Camellia, and Golden Sweet Flag. Learn a little about them, how to care for them, and how to feature them in your garden.

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Landscape Architecture

What’s Blooming Now: Late Autumn in the Pacific Northwest

As our Pacific Northwest autumn months get darker and darker, it’s easy to feel a little gloomy. But, if you look around, there are actually a lot of beautiful flowers blooming, even in the chill and rain. Here are a few of our favorites to watch in the late autumn season.

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

Ask an Architect: Highlights from The B&V Blog

Our blog has always been a way for us to pull back the curtain on what we do as architects and designers: to advocate for our clients and help anyone learn a bit more about how we do things. This is a collection of highlights from the past few years, all in one place!

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Our landscape architecture recognition stories.

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, 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

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.

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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We’re thrilled that you’re interested!

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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