The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announced this week that RVi Founder and CEO Bob Richardson has been elevated to the prestigious Council of Fellows. Fellowship is among the highest honors that ASLA bestows upon its members. Bob was nominated in the Leadership/Management category, which recognizes exemplary leadership, administration, and management of people, projects, policies, and/or programs that have significantly advanced the practice of landscape architecture.
Over his 47-year career, Bob has strategically used his firm’s role as the prime consultant to advance the values of preservation, sustainability, and quality of life within the context of development. His leadership and commitment to these principles is evidenced by landmark projects that have embraced environmental stewardship long before it was trendy to do so, and thus far exceeded the client’s initial definitions of success. As the firm has grown and expanded into new markets, Bob has coached RVi’s market champions to continue his mission of promoting the landscape architect as a prime consultant and advancing the profession’s values. He has also contributed to the public recognition of the profession through his own involvement in the community, serving on the boards of many local organizations throughout the years, helping write and advocate for numerous environmental ordinances, and lending his time to support philanthropic causes such as The Trail Foundation in Austin and co-founding the Greater Dripping Springs Community Foundation with his wife, Susan.
At RVi we are very excited to see Bob recognized on a national level for the distinctive and lasting mark he has made on our profession. Bob will be officially inducted into the College of Fellows at the upcoming ASLA Annual Meeting and Expo, taking place October 20-23 in Los Angeles.