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Headwaters Community Wins National Gold Nugget Award

Last month, RVi client and developer Freehold Communities took home a coveted Gold Nugget Grand Award from the Pacific Coast Builder Conference (PCBC). The Headwaters master planned community won top honors in the Best Indoor/Outdoor Lifestyle for a Community category, edging out many other projects from across the country. The PCBC is the national’s largest... Read Full Post

La Cima Set for Construction in Summer 2018

The La Cima development, a premier residential community in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, is currently wrapping up design and making plans for summer construction. The 2,441-acre neighborhood is located just west of San Marcos, Texas, at the intersection of Wonderworld Drive and Old Ranch Road 12 and boasts “…an oasis of Hill... 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

4 Key Considerations for Bringing a Project's Story to Life

At RVi, we believe that good design is rooted in the context of a place. An important hallmark of our design process involves uncovering the context of a project and translating it into an authentic story that resonates with users. The story informs everything about the project – from planning and design to branding and... Read Full Post

HW Central Opens for Business, Offering Sweeping Views and State-of-the-Art Amenities

This month we celebrated the much-anticipated Grand Opening of the new Headwaters Amenity Center. As the heart of the new Headwaters community, HW Central is a recreational complex that includes a split-level resort style pool, splash pad, expansive sports field, state-of-the-art fitness facility, large outdoor pavilion, Wi-Fi café, adventure playground, and multiple informal outdoor gathering... Read Full Post

5 Key Considerations for Building Great Trails

In many communities, trails are often noted as the most requested amenity and one of the highest priorities for residents. We also know that building trails and encouraging connectivity can significantly improve the health and quality of life of those who live near them.  But developing a successful trail is not as simple as drawing... Read Full Post