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4 Key Strategies for a Successful Public Engagement Meeting

When managed well, public engagement in the design process can build momentum and support for the project, solve problems, and help ensure the project is as responsive as possible to the community’s needs and desires. With decades of public involvement under our belts, we offer the following tips for planning and executing a successful public... 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

3 Key Considerations for Infill Residential Development

Earlier this month, our leadership team met in Austin for quarterly strategic meetings that focused on growth and the future of our practice. One of the main topics of discussion was the trend toward smaller, more dense urban residential development projects. This shift was recently exemplified in an Arizona Republic article about iconic Arizona developer... Read Full Post

Champions Park Joins Arlington's Entertainment District

Located on the Southeast corner of IH30 and Collins Boulevard in the heart of Arlington’s entertainment district, Champions Park will join the destination entertainment centers of Cowboys Stadium, Globe Life Park (The Ballpark in Arlington), and Six Flags over Texas. Our team assisted GSO Architects in planning the center, which is organized around a central... Read Full Post