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

Paving a Path for BTR Success in Florida Communities

Whether you call it Build-to-Rent (BTR) or Single-Family for Rent (SFFR), arguably the hottest new residential product in land development is still new to most municipalities across Florida. It doesn’t fit in established zoning categories and prompts fear of the unknown among neighbors and policymakers. RVi Planning + Landscape Architecture has led the first successful... Read Full Post

Hawes Crossing: A True Village Experience

Hawes Crossing Village, the 1,131 acre residential community in Mesa, Arizona, received approval by Mesa City Council in early 2021. When the opportunity to work on Village One (80.66 acres of the 1,131 acre total community), myself, along with RVi team members Konner Pendland and Kevin Wilke-Nadler welcomed it, recognizing that as landscape architects and... Read Full Post

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

RVi Clients Win National Gold Nugget Awards

Last month, two RVi projects took home coveted Gold Nugget Grand Awards from the Pacific Coast Builder Conference (PCBC). These prestigious design awards recognize those who improve our communities through exceptional concepts in design, planning and development. The Headwaters master planned community developed by RVi clients Freehold Communities won top honors in the Best Community... Read Full Post

RVi Tempe Hosts Party in the Parking Lot

Springtime in the desert brings longer days and picture-perfect temperatures – and a great opportunity to Open the Outdoors! RVi Tempe recently hosted an Open House Party in the Parking Lot, bringing together clients and allied firms for the first time since our acquisition of LVA Urban Design Studio in 2018. The event kicked off... Read Full Post