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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 Acquires LVA Urban Design Studio

RVi is pleased to announce that we have acquired Tempe, AZ-based LVA Urban Design Studio. The acquisition furthers RVi’s growth in the southwestern United States and enhances our client base and expertise. “RVi has a strong national reputation for high quality planning and landscape architectural design. LVA has been the leader in planning and entitlements in the... Read Full Post

The Backyard Gets its Groove Back

This month, RVi celebrated the groundbreaking for one of our most exciting new projects – The Backyard.  Originally opened in 1993, The Backyard was a cherished live music venue set against the backdrop of the Texas Hill Country.  Several years ago the venue closed for redevelopment, and is now emerging just down the road from... Read Full Post

Bob Richardson Elevated to ASLA Council of Fellows

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,... Read Full Post

Champions Park Joins Arlington's Entertainment District

Located on the Southeast corner of IH30 and Collins Boulevard in the heart of Arlington’s entertainment district, Champions Park will join the destination entertainment centers of Cowboys Stadium, Globe Life Park (The Ballpark in Arlington), and Six Flags over Texas. Our team assisted GSO Architects in planning the center, which is organized around a central... Read Full Post

RVi Expands Nationally

We are pleased to announce that RVi is expanding outside of Texas for the first time, with fully staffed offices in Oakland and Phoenix.  The expansion advances our plan for sustainable growth and is made possible through an equity investment by national consulting firm Atwell, LLC. “We are incredibly excited to join forces with Atwell,... Read Full Post

When a Thousand Words Isn't Enough: The Stories Behind the Pictures

Here in the landscape architecture world, we have been celebrating April as World Landscape Architecture Month (WLAM). This international occasion aims to introduce our profession to the public by showcasing spaces designed by landscape architects around the world. A noble endeavor, indeed – as many landscape architects will attest to the fact that not even... Read Full Post