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Homestead Park at Headwaters Earns ASLA Honor Award

“Powerful demonstration of a restrained approach to design. Jury members were fascinated by the project and found the process remarkable. Simplicity at its finest. The landscape architect’s understanding and respect for the architecture was beautiful.” – 2019 ASLA Awards Jury On the heels of several regional and national awards for the community overall, this month... Read Full Post

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

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

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

Chip Mills Honored with ULI Austin Impact Award

We are thrilled to share the news that Chip Mills, Vice President in RVi’s Austin office, was recognized as ULI Austin’s 2018 “Member of the Year” at the annual Impact Awards ceremony that took place earlier this week. Chip shared the spotlight with Greg Weaver, Executive Vice President of Catellus Development, who received the “Influence... Read Full Post

Headwaters Community Wins National Gold Nugget Award

Last month, RVi client and developer Freehold Communities took home a coveted Gold Nugget Grand Award from the Pacific Coast Builder Conference (PCBC). The Headwaters master planned community won top honors in the Best Indoor/Outdoor Lifestyle for a Community category, edging out many other projects from across the country. The PCBC is the national’s largest... Read Full Post

RVi Projects and Clients Receive Accolades at HBA MAX Awards

We are proud to report that multiple RVi projects were recognized at this year’s MAX Awards put on by the Home Builder’s Association of Greater Austin. The annual awards presentation took place on April 7 at the JW Marriott Austin, where builders, developers, remodelers, and staff were honored for their achievements during the previous year.... 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