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.

To be a Better Designer, Never Grow Up

Occasionally as landscape architects we are tasked with designing an environment for a user group that we ourselves belong to or have belonged to in the past – such as designing for a college campus or a neighborhood park. But more often than not, we must put ourselves in other people’s shoes. Not every project... 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

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

Kissing Tree Celebrates Grand Opening

This past weekend, the Kissing Tree community officially opened its doors for the first time with A Taste of Kissing Tree, an exclusive first look at Central Texas’ newest Active Adult community.  Visitors enjoyed live music, health and wellness activities, food trucks, beer tastings, and the opportunity to tour eight model homes. Located in San... Read Full Post

Client Profile: Brian Carlock - Hillwood Communities

As the leader of Hillwood Communities’ Acquisitions Group, Brian Carlock knows a good deal when he sees one.  Since the beginning of the recession, his group has been pursuing an aggressive land acquisition effort that has resulted in a vast portfolio of real estate assets.  But Brian’s experience goes far beyond the initial real estate... Read Full Post

Chris Crawford Leads ULI Panel on Baby Boomer Housing

Photo courtesy of Jim Innes This month RVi President Chris Crawford stepped into the spotlight, serving as moderator for the ULI Austin Breakfast Baby Boomer Housing 2.0: Sun City and Beyond.  Chris and the RVi team have provided planning and landscape architecture services for many active adult communities, including Sun City developments in Texas, Phoenix,... Read Full Post

Victory in the Works

RVi is excited to announce our involvement with the new Victory District at Verrado, a 1,350-acre age restricted community located within the larger 8,800-acre Verrado community in Buckeye, Arizona.  Developer DMB Associates recently broke ground on the new district, which is designed with today’s Baby Boomers in mind. “Victory provides the necessary flexibility for Boomers... Read Full Post