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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Our news recognition stories.

Board & Vellum earns Best of Houzz for “Design” for the 9th year in a row.

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.

Board & Vellum is honored to be a Gray Awards Finalist for landscape design, earning the recognition for the rooftop garden at the Lucille on Roosevelt.

Gray Awards Finalist for Residential Landscape Design, 2021

Board & Vellum is honored to be a Gray Awards Finalist for landscape design, earning the recognition for the rooftop garden at the Lucille on Roosevelt.

On Home Builder Digest’s lists of recommended architects for single-family residential projects in Sammamish, Tacoma, and Woodinville..

Best Residential Architects in Sammamish, Tacoma & Woodinville

On Home Builder Digest’s vetted lists of recommended architects for single-family residential projects in these Pacific Northwest locales.

Board & Vellum is on the list of Best Retail Architects in Seattle, vetted and compiled by Seattle Architects.

The Best Retail Architects in Seattle

Board & Vellum is on the list of Best Retail Architects in Seattle, vetted and compiled by Seattle Architects. With architecture, interiors, and landscape in-house we can be the agile team you need to create your brick-and-mortar retail space.

PSBJ’s 2021 Business of Pride list places Board & Vellum at 7th among the region’s top 25 largest-revenue companies with LGBTQ-majority ownership.

PSBJ’s Top LGTBQ-Owned Businesses of 2021

Board & Vellum ranks 7th among the region’s top 25 largest-revenue companies with LGBTQ-majority ownership. The 2021 list reflects the resilience of LGBTQ+ businesses during the pandemic.

Board & Vellum makes PSBJ’s list of Washington’s 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies 2021.

PSBJ’s Washington’s Fastest Growing Private Companies of 2021

Thanks to our amazing clients, collaborators, and hardworking team, we’ve once again made PSBJ’s list of Washington’s 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies!

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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.

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