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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 Founder Bob Richardson Retires

After 49 years as a practicing landscape architect, RVi’s own Bob Richardson has retired. Bob founded RVi as Richardson Verdoorn with business partner Joe Verdoorn in 1982, steadily growing the firm’s areas of expertise and geographical reach across the United States. While Bob has influenced countless landmark projects throughout his career, his legacy has an... Read Full Post

Barbara Austin Appointed to Austin Parks Foundation Board

We are pleased to announce that Barbara Austin has joined the board of the Austin Parks Foundation (APF). As Vice President and Director of Park Design at RVi, Barbara has focused her career on the development of fun and engaging parks for people of all ages. APF’s mission is to partner with the community to... Read Full Post

Creating a Culture of Innovation at RVi

At RVi, you hear the word creativity a lot. It is listed among the firm’s values; it is why many of us chose the careers that we did; it is a trait that is celebrated and utilized every day. Up until about a year ago, we used the words creativity and innovation pretty interchangeably. As... Read Full Post