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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

Drew to the Rescue

RVi takes workplace safety seriously. As part of this commitment, we’ve assembled an Emergency Response Team within each office and provided training to employees so they are better prepared to assist in any emergency. We were happy to learn that this training paid off outside of the office when our own Drew Carman, Project Manager... Read Full Post

Czechmate: RVi's Jarka Pharis Becomes a U.S. Citizen

RVi is excited to congratulate our own Jarka Pharis on becoming a U.S. citizen this month!  Jarka now holds dual citizenship in the United States and the Czech Republic. Jarka grew up in the town of Opava in the Czech Republic.  Opava is known as the white pearl of Silesia and prides itself on being... 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

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