Our news posts.
Teaming Up: A Message From Terry Phelan
As a leader in sustainable and green design, Terry has dedicated her 30-plus-year career to finding ways to expand the deep green space. As her retirement approaches, Terry is looking forward to continuing to focus on educating the public and mentoring the next generation of designers to carry on the amazing work she and Living Shelter have started.Read more.
Teaming Up: A Message From Jeff Pelletier
When the opportunity to advance our plans to expand our green and sustainable practice arose, it was too good to pass up. We feel fortunate to welcome Living Shelter Architects to our team — a dedicated group of designers whose mission and values align so well with our own. Sometimes, things just fit!Read more.
Building Green, News
Living Shelter Architects and Board & Vellum Join Forces
We’ve been keeping a secret, but it’s for a good reason, and we’re pleased to finally get to share! We’ve always been dedicated to bringing our clients the best we have to offer in our services, approach, and design philosophy. Now with Living Shelter Architects joining the team, we’re excited to be able to provide even more to our community.Read more.
Firm Culture, News, The Business of Design
Five Ways You Can Create Great Work Culture
At the end of June, we attended the 2018 Seattle Magazine's Best 100 Companies to Work for Event, in the top 10 for small business for the third year! We are excited, of course, but it takes a lot of work to create work culture like this. Here are 5 ways we help cultivate our work culture.Read more.
A Year in Review: Looking Back at 2017
Jeff Pelletier looks back on 2017 in his annual Year in Review blog post. From fun family times, to fun times at work, 2017 was a year to remember. So many things happened, but here are 10 highlights that leave us excited for what’s coming up in the new year.Read more.
Arts & Culture, News
B&V Radio: Podcasting from Board & Vellum
Heads up, everyone, Board & Vellum now has a podcast: Design Goggles, on B&V Radio! Tune in on iTunes or SoundCloud, and listen as hosts Charles and Rachel discuss with guests what it’s like living in Seattle during the city’s exciting, rapid growth, all through the lens of design.Read more.
Our news recognition stories.
2023 REX/T-REX Award for Interior/Exterior Remodel Excellence
Our Sand Point Home Theater & Backyard Pavilion project was honored with a 2023 REX/T-REX award for Residential Remodel Excellence for an Interior/Exterior Remodel.
2023 REX/T-REX Award for a Basement/Get Away Room
Our Sand Point Home Theater & Backyard Pavilion project was honored with a 2023 REX/T-REX award for Residential Remodel Excellence for a Basement/Get Away Room.
PSBJ’s Largest LGTBQ-Owned Companies of 2022
Ranked 9th, Board & Vellum makes PSBJ’s list of the 25 largest-revenue majority LGBTQ-owned companies of 2022.
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.
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