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Welcome to our blog, where we share all the things that inspire, motivate, and define us.

Presidential Update

RVi is pleased to announce that Chris Crawford has been named President of the firm.  Bob Richardson, founding principal and President since the firm’s inception in 1982, will continue to be actively involved as RVi’s CEO. “Chris assuming the role of President is part of the long-term strategy for our firm.  It acknowledges his strong... Read Full Post

Reunion Ranch Moving Forward

Dirt is starting to turn at the long-anticipated Reunion Ranch community in Dripping Springs. Taylor Morrison recently acquired the 524-acre master planned community and secured a Development Agreement from the City in March. RVi developed the land plan for Reunion Ranch and was retained by Taylor Morrison to provide landscape architecture services, including park planning and design... Read Full Post

Chris Lalich Volunteering to Help Central Texas Families

This month, RVi’s own Chris Lalich began involvement with the Family Care Expansion project at Texas Baptist Children’s Home (TBCH).  Together with Newland Communities and Ryland Homes, RVi will help design and build new housing at TBCH’s campus in Round Rock, Texas. Texas Baptist Children’s Home’s Family Care program provides homes for single mothers and their children.  During their... Read Full Post

Crystal Falls West Poised for Growth

Earlier this month, Leander City Council unanimously approved plans for 2,000 acres of new development in the Crystal Falls West community.  This decision paves the way for additional design work to begin soon on the project, which RVi has been involved with since 2010. The newly-approved development will include a mix of single and multi-family... Read Full Post

ULI Spring Council Forum Recap

Fresh off his trip to Charlotte, NC for the Spring Council Forum, we sat down with Bob Richardson to get a renewed perspective on the residential community market. Bob is a member of the ULI Community Development Council, which focuses on master planned community developments. “One of the recurring themes I have been hearing is how important a community’s website is... Read Full Post

On the Move at RVi

In recognition of their hard work and dedication, the following RViers have received promotions: Chris Lalich has been promoted to Project Director.  A member of the RVi team for over 15 years, Chris has been instrumental in the success of many RVi parks projects, including the Southwest Greenway at Mueller, Georgetown San Gabriel River Trail, and the... Read Full Post

Chris Crawford Explores His Artistic Side

In a nostalgic nod toward his youth, RVi Vice President Chris Crawford recently completed a series of watercolor classes at Austin’s Dougherty Arts Center. Crawford credits his early experience with watercolor and a summer job at his local garden center as the two experiences that most influenced his career in landscape architecture.  “When I was nine... Read Full Post

Client Profile: Curtis Davidson

This month, we sat down with RVi client Curtis Davidson of Cadence Development to discuss his firm’s unique business model and how they have successfully adjusted their core services to take advantage of the changing real estate market. Curtis has led many successful development ventures in Austin and throughout the United States – from the... Read Full Post

Proposed Jacob's Well Master Plan Debuts at Public Open House

Over the past few months, RVi has been working with Hays County and a group of stakeholders consisting of local residents, current volunteers on site, county staff, and elected officials to develop a master plan for the 81.6-acre Jacob’s Well Natural Area in Wimberley, Texas.  The draft of the master plan will be presented to... Read Full Post