Our multifamily & mixed-use services.
Low-Rise, Mid-Rise, Mixed-Use
Our multifamily team focuses on distinctive projects we can weave into the greater neighborhood around them. Just as our residential and commercial projects are customized to our clients, our multifamily projects are designed to feel unique, inviting, and integral to their surroundings.Learn more.
New Residential & Mixed-Use Buildings
With in-house design services in architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture, our dynamic teams collaborate on new mid-rise apartments and mixed-use developments. We are passionate about designing buildings and spaces to please the residents who live there, the developers behind them, and the surrounding community they share.Learn more.
New Low-Rise Housing Units and Communities
Whether small urban infill projects or larger communities of dense urban housing, our multidisciplinary team lends an experienced design eye to townhouse developments. Our goal is to create positive impacts on neighborhoods by providing well-designed, beautiful, sustainable dwelling spaces contributing to the diversity of housing options it takes to weave a healthy urban fabric.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.
Our multifamily & mixed-use portfolio projects.
Refreshing an Award-Winning Project
Joseph Arnold Lofts Refresh
Recognized in 2014 as NAIOP’s Residential Development of the Year, ”The Joe” was ready for an on-brand refresh.
Refreshed Amenity Spaces & Model Unit
Bower Village Refresh
An apartment community refreshed and repositioned with a bright and lively bowerbird design concept.
Integrated Design for a Mixed-Use Development
Scott Street Development
Interdisciplinary design for a multi-acre site with dedicated permanent, affordable community land trust homes, mixed-use retail buildings, and market-rate apartments.
Adaptive Reuse of a Historic Structure
Darmer Hay & Feed Adaptive Reuse
Reimagining a historic, unreinforced masonry building in downtown Tacoma to ready it for future tenants in its new chapter as a mixed-use building.
Reinvention of Indoor & Outdoor Amenity Spaces
Cooper Apartments Amenity Refresh
Transforming an apartment complex’s indoor and outdoor amenity spaces for the competitive Seattle market.
Our multifamily & mixed-use posts.
What inspires designers to create beautiful projects? Just like making a fantastic dish to eat, it’s about more than the individual ingredients — it’s about how they all work together! In design, it’s so much more than meeting the basic programmatic needs of our clients. It’s about telling a story.Read more.
With wildfire season continuing into the late fall and a global pandemic still keeping millions of people indoors, there's a lot going on in the world. Both these natural disasters have brought to the forefront the importance of ventilation for your health: well-designed ventilation in buildings is important to address present and future pandemics, wildfires, and other airborne pollutants.Read more.
Indoor air quality has never been a more pressing or popular target than it is today. With smoke from wildfires all over the West and the continuing global pandemic of COVID-19, many of us are wondering whether our indoor air is safe. The good news is: it can be, with the right systems in place.Read more.
Ask an Architect, Custom Residential, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Multifamily & Mixed-Use
The impact of the coronavirus / Covid-19 pandemic is incredibly vast. As we try to plan for how this will impact our businesses, how the cost of construction could change is a common — and key — question. Here are some of the factors that could play a role in pushing the cost of construction either up or down.Read more.
In this extremely competitive rental and condo market, even atypical, outside-the-box amenity spaces can’t be counted on to elevate a property over the steep competition, especially if they feel tacked on as a bonus. It takes a cohesive design story tying the whole building together to truly stand out.Read more.
Corridors in multifamily buildings are often overlooked, considered areas to pinch the budget to save money for ”more glamorous” amenities, but it’s actually well worth it to invest in the design of a building’s corridors, not only from the perspective of the residents but from the perspective of the developer.Read more.
Our multifamily & mixed-use sustainability practices.
LEED Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council
Our team includes many LEED-accredited professionals who possess comprehensive knowledge of contemporary sustainable practices across disciplines and sectors.
Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC)
Board & Vellum Managing Principal, Jeff Pelletier, was one of the first Certified Passive House Consultants in the state, and a growing number of our team members are also certified.
Our multifamily & mixed-use recognition stories.
Best Architects in Seattle: Expertise’s 2020 List
Expertise examined 138 architecture firms in the Seattle area and selected only 19 to make their list of Best Architects in Seattle, including Board & Vellum.
Best Seattle Architects: Fresh Chalk’s 2020 List
Board & Vellum comes in at #3 on Fresh Chalk’s 2020 List of Best Seattle Architects.
Our multifamily & mixed-use team team members.
Jeff Pelletier, AIA, CPHC®
Managing Principal, Founder
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.
Jill has over 15 years of experience in multifamily and mixed-use projects and an intimate familiarity with the Seattle market. Out of the office, she enjoys spending time with her daughters and dreams of opening a candy store.
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.
Kristin Jensen, LEED AP ID+C
Director, Interior Design
Kristin’s passion for interior design is complemented by her love of the outdoors. When she’s not riding her bike or doing other cliché PNW things, you can find her in the kitchen, listening to podcasts and cooking up a storm.
Yi-Chun Lin, NCARB, NOMA
Director, Integrated Practice
Motivated by curiosity to connect culture, environment, and human experience through design, Yi-Chun’s generalist experience is expressed through a range of project typologies. An avid reader, seeker of metaphors, and food enthusiast, she revels finding beauty in simplicity.
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.