Our Voice

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.


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


The Backyard Gets its Groove Back

This month, RVi celebrated the groundbreaking for one of our most exciting new projects – The Backyard.  Originally opened in 1993, The Backyard was a cherished live music venue set against the backdrop of the Texas Hill Country.  Several years ago the venue closed for redevelopment, and is now emerging just down the road from... Read Full Post


Chris Lalich Featured in Austin UP Club Panel on Equality

Earlier this month, RVi’s own Chris Lalich joined several other AEC industry leaders as a panelist for the RISE UP for Equality event.  Hosted by the Austin UP Club and Equality Texas, the event focused on LGBTQ+ experiences in the architecture, design, and planning fields.  Additional panelists included Emily Little of Clayton & Little Architects,... Read Full Post


Bob Richardson Elevated to ASLA Council of Fellows

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announced this week that RVi Founder and CEO Bob Richardson has been elevated to the prestigious Council of Fellows.  Fellowship is among the highest honors that ASLA bestows upon its members. Bob was nominated in the Leadership/Management category, which recognizes exemplary leadership, administration, and management of people, projects,... Read Full Post


Kissing Tree in the Spotlight

Exciting things are happening at Kissing Tree, San Marcos’ newest master planned community by Brookfield Residential. After officially opening its doors in October last year, the first residents are beginning to move in as homes are being completed.  This past month, Kissing Tree also celebrated the ribbon cutting for the extension of Centerpoint Road, which... Read Full Post


RViers Leading ULI NEXT Initiative

Last year, ULI Austin began a new initiative called ULI NEXT. Aimed at engaging leaders in the 35-45 age range, the program seeks to provide educational and network-building opportunities for members as they rise to leadership positions within the industry. Each flight of participants includes 15-18 people working as a group to facilitate guest speakers,... Read Full Post


Mueller Takes Home ABJ's Community of the Year Award

More than a decade after its inception, the Mueller master planned community in Austin is still earning top honors. Last month, the Austin Business Journal recognized Mueller as Community of the Year at the annual Residential Real Estate Awards luncheon. The 700-acre new urbanist development is located on the former site of Austin’s first airport.... Read Full Post