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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.


Silverado Master Planned Community Gets a Fresh Start with Innovative Market Approach

The terms master planned community and manufactured homes may seem like an unlikely pairing, but these concepts are coming together in new and interesting ways for the Silverado at Simonton Ranch development in Camp Verde, AZ. Developers Patrick Clifton and Ian Clifton with CFT Ventures are acquiring the 172.5-acre property after previous plans for the community... Read Full Post


RVi Acquires LVA Urban Design Studio

RVi is pleased to announce that we have acquired Tempe, AZ-based LVA Urban Design Studio. The acquisition furthers RVi’s growth in the southwestern United States and enhances our client base and expertise. “RVi has a strong national reputation for high quality planning and landscape architectural design. LVA has been the leader in planning and entitlements in the... 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


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


Creating a Culture of Innovation at RVi

At RVi, you hear the word creativity a lot. It is listed among the firm’s values; it is why many of us chose the careers that we did; it is a trait that is celebrated and utilized every day. Up until about a year ago, we used the words creativity and innovation pretty interchangeably. As... Read Full Post


Dennis Tonsor Promoted to Director of Planning

In recognition of his dedication and many contributions to RVi, we are happy to announce that Dennis Tonsor has been promoted to Director of Planning. Dennis has continually demonstrated his ability to manage members of the RVi planning team while nurturing strong client relationships, and he has been instrumental in engaging with planning clients across... Read Full Post