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The ideas behind the ideas, and what pictures don’t show.

Welcome to our blog, where we share all the things that inspire, motivate, and define us.

New Proposed Location for Dougherty Arts Center Approved by City Council

Serving as Austin’s most cherished community arts center for 40 years, the mission of the Dougherty Arts Center (DAC) is to support emerging through established artists who create, showcase, and experience the arts first-hand. However, the more than 70-year-old former U.S. Navy and Marine reserve facility that houses the art center was deemed “beyond repair”... Read Full Post

Doug Craig Serves on ULI AzTAP Panel for Tempe Innovation Hub

The city of Tempe, Arizona enjoys a vibrant economy with anchors such as the State Farm Regional Headquarters, Arizona State University, the Novus Innovation Corridor, local tourism, and many other diverse industries. Like other successful cities of its kind, Tempe is also experiencing low vacancy rates and rising rents, causing them to look for redevelopment... Read Full Post

Let's Tailgate!

If you’ve been around Austin for any length of time, you know there are some things that never change…the State Capitol, Barton Springs, the ‘Y’ at Oak Hill. Whoa…the ‘Y’ at Oak Hill? Yes, unfortunately, this congested intersection in southwest Austin has been a monument to local anti-road sentiment for decades. As a result, several... Read Full Post

4 Key Strategies for a Successful Public Engagement Meeting

When managed well, public engagement in the design process can build momentum and support for the project, solve problems, and help ensure the project is as responsive as possible to the community’s needs and desires. With decades of public involvement under our belts, we offer the following tips for planning and executing a successful public... Read Full Post

Vineyard Park: A “Grape” Success for Rancho Sienna

Rancho Sienna, Newland Communities’ thriving new master planned community near Georgetown, TX, delivered another unique amenity to residents by opening the gates to Vineyard Park this past month. Offering scenic Hill Country views, the park serves as a friendly community gathering spot and is home to a white grape vineyard, olive grove, and herb garden.... Read Full Post

The Need for Green

Whether you’re booking it across hot pavement to your next meeting, or commuting through traffic in a stifling car, record highs across the country this summer highlight the critical need for parks as fundamental elements of our cities. An oasis of green space, parks provide havens for young and old alike, and serve as much... Read Full Post

RViers Honor Founder Bob Richardson with Sustainable Symbol

In recognition of RVi Founding Principal Bob Richardson’s 49-year career and his skillful leadership of the firm for over three decades, the RVi Houston office planted a tree in honor of Bob earlier this year. In coordination with Trees for Houston, a non-profit organization whose mission is to plant, protect, and promote trees throughout the... Read Full Post