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

Opt Outside with RVi (+ Win Cool Stuff!)

In 2015, outdoor goods retailer REI made history by closing its doors on the biggest shopping day of the year and paying its employees to “Opt Outside” – spending time with family, friends, and the community outdoors in nature. This single business decision spurred a movement that has gained momentum year after year, with millions... Read Full Post

RVi Tempe Hosts Party in the Parking Lot

Springtime in the desert brings longer days and picture-perfect temperatures – and a great opportunity to Open the Outdoors! RVi Tempe recently hosted an Open House Party in the Parking Lot, bringing together clients and allied firms for the first time since our acquisition of LVA Urban Design Studio in 2018. The event kicked off... Read Full Post

RVi Projects Honored with 2019 Silver Nationals Awards

We are excited to announce that three RVi projects have won Silver Nationals Awards from the National Association of Homebuilders and are each finalists for the Gold Award, which will be announced and presented at The Nationals Gala on February 19th in Las Vegas. Chris Crawford, President, and Patrick Smith, Director of Landscape Architecture, will... 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

RVi Brand Refresh Part III: Walking the Walk

RVi’s brand refresh is not just a marketing exercise; it is an opportunity for self-reflection and self-improvement in all that we do as a firm. Our annual Auctus Innovation Competition challenges RVi employees to come up with an innovative idea that can be meaningfully advanced in a year’s time. This year, all entries focused on... 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