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

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

Chip Mills Honored with ULI Austin Impact Award

We are thrilled to share the news that Chip Mills, Vice President in RVi’s Austin office, was recognized as ULI Austin’s 2018 “Member of the Year” at the annual Impact Awards ceremony that took place earlier this week. Chip shared the spotlight with Greg Weaver, Executive Vice President of Catellus Development, who received the “Influence... Read Full Post

Annie Vos Selected for Valley Leadership Accelerate Class of 2018

RVi is pleased to announce that Annie Vos, Designer in our Tempe office, has been selected for the Valley Leadership Accelerate Program, Class of 2018. The purpose of Valley Leadership is to train and connect leaders in the Phoenix metropolitan area. In particular, the Accelerate Program is designed to nurture emerging leaders in the community,... Read Full Post

RViers Test CodeNEXT Functional Green Requirements

Earlier this month, several members of RVi’s Austin office volunteered alongside other ASLA members to test a portion of CodeNEXT, Austin’s proposed new development code. RVi’s Peter Dufrene led our group’s efforts along with Patrick Smith, Alan Mackey, Noah Halbach, and Robin Winter. The focus of the test was CodeNEXT’s Functional Green, a requirement for... Read Full Post

RVi Joins Instagram in Time for World Landscape Architecture Month

April is World Landscape Architecture Month (WLAM), and for the second year in a row the ASLA ran a very engaging “This is Landscape Architecture” campaign on Instagram. Here at RVi, we decided to take advantage of this annual uptick in social media activity around the subject of landscape architecture and launch our official Instagram... Read Full Post