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

RVi Hires Russell Thomman to Lead Firm-Wide Digital Innovation

We are pleased to introduce our new Director of Digital Innovation, Russell Thomman. A licensed landscape architect with a background in planning and design, Russell has focused his professional career on the development of digital visualization solutions that improve project team communication and design decision-making. Russell is also a licensed drone pilot and an expert... Read Full Post

Surprise City Council Approves Annexation and Rezoning for Marisol Ranch

In late June, the Surprise City Council members unanimously approved annexation and zoning changes of approximately 634 acres for Marisol Ranch, a residential master planned community designed to promote an environmentally sensitive approach to development by preserving and enhancing significant portions of this pristine desert property. This is significant for the City of Surprise because... Read Full Post

Mark Reddie Named Managing Principal of Tempe Office

We are pleased to announce Mark Reddie’s appointment as Managing Principal of our Tempe office. Mark joined RVi as Vice President in 2018 after our successful acquisition and integration of LVA Urban Design Studio. Mark previously managed planning and development projects at LVA for over 15 years. “Mark is a proven leader with an exceptional... Read Full Post

RVi Clients Win National Gold Nugget Awards

Last month, two RVi projects took home coveted Gold Nugget Grand Awards from the Pacific Coast Builder Conference (PCBC). These prestigious design awards recognize those who improve our communities through exceptional concepts in design, planning and development. The Headwaters master planned community developed by RVi clients Freehold Communities won top honors in the Best Community... 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

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 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

RVi Brand Refresh Part II: Aligning Aesthetics with Purpose

Over the past year we have been working on many components of the RVi brand, starting with our Purpose Statement: to inspire people to be outside and engage in the community around them. This purpose laid the groundwork for everything that follows, including an updated aesthetic that embodies the spirit and character of RVi. Spicing... Read Full Post