RVi Principal Mark Smith, Designer Jesse Van Wick, and Intern Jordan Boan recently attended the 2012 Aggie Workshop in College Station. The event, which draws students and professionals together in a combination of networking, seminars, and design charrettes, is an annual tradition at RVi.

This year, RVi’s design charrette was based on our recent Texas Casual Cottages project, located in Wimberley, Texas. This project involved the design of a marketing center for a homebuilder to showcase their cozy model homes in a Hill Country lifestyle setting. The students were given the scope, site constraints, and other relevant information and were asked to produce a design solution for the project. “The students’ grasp of the project, level of conceptual detail, and enthusiasm for the process was really encouraging,” noted Mark Smith.