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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.

Headwaters Wins Gold at Nationals for Best Landscape Design

We are excited to announce that RVi client Freehold Communities accepted the Best Landscape Design Gold Nationals Award for Headwaters, a master planned community in Dripping Springs, Texas. The awards were announced by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) at the Nationals Gala on February 19th in Las Vegas. Located in Dripping Springs at... Read Full Post

Drew to the Rescue

RVi takes workplace safety seriously. As part of this commitment, we’ve assembled an Emergency Response Team within each office and provided training to employees so they are better prepared to assist in any emergency. We were happy to learn that this training paid off outside of the office when our own Drew Carman, Project Manager... Read Full Post

Let's Tailgate!

If you’ve been around Austin for any length of time, you know there are some things that never change…the State Capitol, Barton Springs, the ‘Y’ at Oak Hill. Whoa…the ‘Y’ at Oak Hill? Yes, unfortunately, this congested intersection in southwest Austin has been a monument to local anti-road sentiment for decades. As a result, several... Read Full Post

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

RVi Projects Honored with 2019 Silver Nationals Awards

We are excited to announce that three RVi projects have won Silver Nationals Awards from the National Association of Homebuilders and are each finalists for the Gold Award, which will be announced and presented at The Nationals Gala on February 19th in Las Vegas. Chris Crawford, President, and Patrick Smith, Director of Landscape Architecture, will... Read Full Post

Czechmate: RVi's Jarka Pharis Becomes a U.S. Citizen

RVi is excited to congratulate our own Jarka Pharis on becoming a U.S. citizen this month!  Jarka now holds dual citizenship in the United States and the Czech Republic. Jarka grew up in the town of Opava in the Czech Republic.  Opava is known as the white pearl of Silesia and prides itself on being... Read Full Post

Vineyard Park: A “Grape” Success for Rancho Sienna

Rancho Sienna, Newland Communities’ thriving new master planned community near Georgetown, TX, delivered another unique amenity to residents by opening the gates to Vineyard Park this past month. Offering scenic Hill Country views, the park serves as a friendly community gathering spot and is home to a white grape vineyard, olive grove, and herb garden.... Read Full Post

RVi Brand Refresh Part III: Walking the Walk

RVi’s brand refresh is not just a marketing exercise; it is an opportunity for self-reflection and self-improvement in all that we do as a firm. Our annual Auctus Innovation Competition challenges RVi employees to come up with an innovative idea that can be meaningfully advanced in a year’s time. This year, all entries focused on... Read Full Post