Contact

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.

The Value of Trust

The depth of our collective business relationships is dependent on two different types of trust: professional and personal. Becoming a trusted advisor is about balancing the two. If you stop and think about it, we are all a trusted advisor to someone. We give advice to our friends, family, and colleagues daily, challenging them to... Read Full Post

Transformative Stadium Point Project Moves Forward in Peoria

Earlier this month, the City of Peoria, AZ took an important step towards realizing plans for the game-changing mixed-use development known as Stadium Point. The City approved the Memorandum of Understanding with Developer American Life/Steinhauer Properties, enabling the team to move forward with preparing a Development Agreement for the planned 1 million+ s.f. project. Stadium... Read Full Post

The Element of Anthropology in Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture is not just about knowing your plants, or designing a retaining wall, or being able to answer the age-old question, Why is my grass turning brown? (Please don’t ask us about your grass.) Inherent in the profession of landscape architecture is the need to understand how people live; the ability to recognize what... Read Full Post

Designing for an Uncertain Future

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt every aspect of our lives, at RVi we are coming to terms with the fact that the virus is also impacting the way we design community amenities. In early March, we were forging ahead with the design of amenity centers as though everything would soon return to normal.... Read Full Post

Why Being a Farm Kid Made Me a Better Land Planner

Over my 15-year career I have had the great opportunity to be surrounded by some tremendously talented individuals. Having grown up in a livestock/row-cropping family in Northeast Missouri, I can sense those who were raised in a similar environment, just like an incoming rainstorm. Most farm kids have underlying characteristics rooted within them, such as... Read Full Post

The Rise of Single Family for Rent

Through most of my professional career, I have considered myself a big picture designer. I never really dove into the weeds of design, but instead focused on the overall vision and concept of a project. That is, until we hit the great recession from 2007-2009. Coming out of the recession, infill developments were first to... Read Full Post

RVi Selected to Design New Greenway Initiative

Earlier this month, RVi was awarded the Gilleland Creek Greenway Improvements, Section 1 project by Travis County. Utilizing voter approved funding from the 2017 bond election, the project entails design through construction documentation of the first section a new 19-mile greenway connecting Pflugerville’s Northeast Metro Park to the Colorado River along Gilleland Creek. For Section... Read Full Post