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RViers Honor Founder Bob Richardson with Sustainable Symbol

In recognition of RVi Founding Principal Bob Richardson’s 49-year career and his skillful leadership of the firm for over three decades, the RVi Houston office planted a tree in honor of Bob earlier this year. In coordination with Trees for Houston, a non-profit organization whose mission is to plant, protect, and promote trees throughout the... 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

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