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A Greener Childhood Can Lead To Happier Adulthood

It’s known that nature is good for us but its precise impact on our well-being can be challenging to articulate. An important new study from Aarhus University in Denmark found that when children grow up surrounded by green space, they have up to 55% less risk of developing a wide range of mental health problems... Read Full Post

On the Boards: 3E Park at The Woodlands Hills

RVi is in the midst of working on one of the first neighborhood parks within the newest master planned community being developed by The Howard Hughes Corporation and its subsidiary, The Woodlands Development Company – The Woodlands Hills. The 2,000-acre community, located thirteen miles north of The Woodlands, will feature open spaces with rolling terrain... Read Full Post

Homestead Park at Headwaters Earns ASLA Honor Award

“Powerful demonstration of a restrained approach to design. Jury members were fascinated by the project and found the process remarkable. Simplicity at its finest. The landscape architect’s understanding and respect for the architecture was beautiful.” – 2019 ASLA Awards Jury On the heels of several regional and national awards for the community overall, this month... Read Full Post

Brushy Creek Regional Trail Phase V Breaks Ground

After beginning as a Feasibility Study in 2015, design is now complete and the Williamson County Brushy Creek Regional Trail Phase V project celebrated its groundbreaking earlier this month. Planning for the ambitious Brushy Creek Regional Trail began in 2000, seeking to connect over 30 miles from Cedar Park to Hutto, Texas. The project has... Read Full Post

Headwaters Wins Gold at Nationals for Best Landscape Design

We are excited to announce that RVi client Freehold Communities accepted the Best Landscape Design Gold Nationals Award for Headwaters, a master planned community in Dripping Springs, Texas. The awards were announced by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) at the Nationals Gala on February 19th in Las Vegas. Located in Dripping Springs at... 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

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