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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.

Remembering Those Who Served

Landscape architecture plays a crucial role in memorial design, particularly when it comes to monuments honoring those who served in wars. The design and layout of a monument’s surrounding environment are integral in creating a space that is not only aesthetically pleasing but also provides a sense of solemnity and reverence. This is particularly true... Read Full Post

Developing the Next Generation of Professionals

At RVi, developing young professionals is crucial for the success of our organization. As the workforce becomes increasingly talented, diverse, and dynamic, we have employed several strategies to help attract, retain, and develop a network of young professionals.  Who we are as a company truly falls back to our core values and preparing these young... Read Full Post

Creating Community: Landscape design juxtaposes life's wavering journey with a promise of hope  

Valley Partnership, the Valley of the Sun’s premier advocacy group for responsible development, has been giving back to the community for over 30 years with the Annual Community Project. This year’s project benefitted The House of Refuge in Southeast Mesa, Arizona. A faith-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, The House of Refuge is a 22-acre community that... Read Full Post

RVi gives back on National Public Lands Day

To help celebrate RVi’s 40th Anniversary, team members from across the country headed outdoors on Saturday, September 24 – National Public Lands Day (NPLD). Sponsored by the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), it is the largest single-day volunteer event for Public Lands and is one of only five days a year when entrance fees are waived... Read Full Post

San Gabriel Park wins Texas ASLA Honor Award

Georgetown, Texas, is a rapidly growing community and San Gabriel Park serves as the central park of Georgetown, located at the confluence of the north and south forks on the San Gabriel River. In 2015, the RVi-Austin team developed the Master Plan for the park which included stakeholder and public input as well as multiple... Read Full Post

Community First! Village

Living the RVi Purpose at Community First! Village

When RVi team member Peter Dufrene and I set out on a cold January day to volunteer with The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Austin Branch at The Community First! Village, we were prepared to roll up our sleeves and pull some weeds. Our mission was accomplished, but by day’s end, we recognized that... Read Full Post

Four Peaks Recovery Mission Restores Hundreds of Native Cacti

As a proud Arizona native, I have always loved and appreciated the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert. My family and I are avid outdoor enthusiasts and we often spend our free time off-roading, exploring new trails and camping. Over the years, one of our favorite areas has become the Four Peaks Wilderness Area, approximately 30 minutes... Read Full Post

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