Our multifamily residential services.
Low-Rise, High-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.
Our multifamily residential portfolio projects.
New Construction for a Mixed-Use Building
Lucille on Roosevelt
This multifamily development features 106 apartments and ample street-level commercial space, all with quick access to the future Roosevelt light rail station.
Architecture, Interior Design, FF&E for Model Unit Staging
Lucille Apartments: Unit Design & Model Unit Staging
Each unit in the Lucille on Roosevelt is designed to maximize natural light, comfort, and storage, with modern-yet-softened interiors. The staged model unit tells the design story of the whole building in its details.
Interior Design with FF&E for Multifamily Amenities
Jack Apartments: Amenity Refresh
This redesigned apartment complex on Capitol Hill gives off a nostalgic vibe inspired by Seattle’s music scene, featuring a mosaic mural composed of salvaged cassette tapes.
Interior Design for Multifamily Amenities
The Eden Apartments: Amenity Refresh
Flush with soft, green plants, and earthy-yet-crisp materials, this refreshed apartment complex now feels current, charming, and like somewhere you can relax with your friends after a long day at work.
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.
Our multifamily residential posts.
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.
If an apartment building’s amenity spaces are an afterthought during the design process, they’re going to feel like afterthoughts in someone’s life, too. Uninspired settings are not what today’s city dwellers are looking for. In a competitive market, without well-designed common spaces, your whole building may end up an afterthought to a potential renter.Read more.
Often, design budgets for commercial tenant improvements can be tight. But giving your space that little something extra to excite your clientele is super helpful for bringing in business, and getting your customers to linger. Here are a few creative tips for stretching that dollar further in your commercial space.Read more.
It’s no secret that Seattle has an affordable housing problem — and the lack of condos on the market is one (of many) contributing factors. So, why are there so few condo buildings in Seattle? Read on for some backstory about how we got here, and, hopefully, a bit of light at the end of the tunnel.Read more.
Do you remember the so-so lobbies you’ve passed through? Probably not. But do you have pleasant memories of the ones where you really spent some time? Of course! Great lobbies make a big impression. When they are well-designed, they impact our lives in ways that stick with us — the backdrop for important moments in our lives.Read more.
Our multifamily residential sustainability practices.
Our multifamily residential recognition stories.
Our multifamily residential team 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.
Andrea Detweiler, AIA, CPHC
Associate | Architect
As a Certified Passive House Consultant, Andrea loves to bring sustainability to all project types. Outside of the office, Andrea often takes a break from buildings to sail on her 35’ sailboat.
Brian Baker, AIA
Senior Associate | Architect
Brian has over a decade of residential design and construction experience. Beyond architecture, Brian is our resident music fanatic, and a Vienna Secession art and design obsessive.
Senior Associate | Commercial & Multifamily Interiors
Charles has a passion for interiors, and especially for creating Third Places. When he leaves for the day, you’ll find him ogling classic cars, working on his Mustang, or writing fiction, probably in a Third Place.
Chris Parker, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Associate | Architect
After traversing from Hawaii to New York, Chris is thrilled to finally have landed in the Pacific Northwest. Besides his passion for architecture, he loves cooking Hawaiian food, and trying local microbrews.
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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, 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.