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The ideas behind the ideas, and what pictures don’t show.

Welcome to our blog, where we share all the things that inspire, motivate, and define us.

Finding the Meaning in Mardi Gras

Many people see Mardi Gras as a time to let loose and party – which it most certainly is! But in the midst of all the festivities, there is another side to the story that most people don’t get to see – a story that showcases community involvement, kindness, and generosity during this annual celebration.... Read Full Post

Got a Complex Site? 3D Digital Modeling Can Help

From urban infill to large acreage, project sites can pose a whole host of challenges for development teams. At RVi, we specialize in helping our clients and team members tackle these challenges and make informed decisions. RVi provided landscape architecture and professional 3D visualization services for Laurel Creek, a new affordable housing complex located on... Read Full Post

RVi Announces 2019 Auctus Innovation Competition Winner

Rounding out its third year, our annual Auctus Innovation Competition challenges RVi employees to come up with an innovative idea in line with RVi’s mission that can be meaningfully advanced in a year’s time. With a lot of great entries to choose from, this year’s winner truly honed in our purpose statement: to inspire people... Read Full Post

Raising the Bar with Digital Visualization

If we just step back a moment and consider the entire picture when it comes to creating the built environment that surrounds us, we quickly realize what a complex and technically complicated endeavor it truly is. It requires a bevy of specialized experts working together to achieve a successfully built project. That’s why communication and... Read Full Post

4 Key Considerations for RV Resort Design

For many outdoor enthusiasts, the sights and sounds of a good camping trip are nostalgic and universal: a crackling campfire, the smell of woodsmoke and roasting marshmallows, the sense of being disconnected from stress and surrounded by nature. The whole experience of camping may as well be an antidote specifically designed to counteract the maladies... Read Full Post

Keep Calm and Doodle On

As a recent graduate from the Landscape Architecture program at Kansas State University, I have had a lot of practice taking notes. But looking back on my old school notebooks, I’ve noticed that most of my notes aren’t notes at all – they are doodles of birds, faces, hands, or whatever happened to be in... Read Full Post

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

Below the Surface: The Hidden Functionality of Amenity Lakes

They say everyone gets their 15 minutes of fame. Mine came this month when I was interviewed by our local PBS station, KLRU, for their Decibel program. This particular segment focused on Austin’s Water Pressures, and for my part we focused on how stormwater is handled at Mueller through a series of water quality ponds.... Read Full Post