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.

RViers Prepare for the 2017 Austin Marathon

RVi’s Director of Operations, Chris Lalich, is always seeking adventure. Among his many accomplishments is marathon running – an interest that has taken him all across the US and led him to start an RVi Austin Marathon training group. Chris has had the good fortune to run marathons in Austin, Houston, San Diego, and above all,... Read Full Post

Austin's Oak Hill Parkway Success Story Presented at ASLA Conference

RVi Principal and Vice President Mark Smith presented alongside TxDOT Project Manager James Williams and RTG Transportation Engineer Wade Strong last month at the Texas ASLA Annual Conference in Fort Worth.  In a presentation entitled CSS: Where Process Meets the Road, the trio highlighted the use of Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) as the process which... Read Full Post

When a Thousand Words Isn't Enough: The Stories Behind the Pictures

Here in the landscape architecture world, we have been celebrating April as World Landscape Architecture Month (WLAM). This international occasion aims to introduce our profession to the public by showcasing spaces designed by landscape architects around the world. A noble endeavor, indeed – as many landscape architects will attest to the fact that not even... Read Full Post

Take a 3-D Tour of Rancho Sienna's New Dog Park

RVi’s Rancho Sienna project team recently got the opportunity to test out our new Lumion software, a 3D visualization program that is allowing us to bring projects to life in new and exciting ways. The team created a fly-through video of the planned dog park at Rancho Sienna, which is being used to generate interest... Read Full Post

RViers Roll up their Sleeves for It’s My Park Day

On the first Saturday of every March, thousands of Austinites gather to improve neighborhood parks and greenbelts all over the city. This clean-up day is hosted by the Austin Parks Foundation and is one of the most successful volunteer days of the entire year – with participation totaling over a quarter million dollars in labor... Read Full Post

Wolf Ranch Community Breaks Ground

Last month, one of Georgetown’s largest and most anticipated projects broke ground.  The $700M Wolf Ranch master planned community will include 1,600 homes, 900 multi-family units, 140 acres of parks, trails, and open space, and space for new retail and restaurant development.  RVi has been involved with the project since 2013, providing master planning and... Read Full Post

Drew Carman is Lacing Up His Boxing Gloves

RVi’s own Drew Carman will be lacing up his boxing gloves on Thursday, February 4th for RECA’s Annual Knockout Night.  Drew has been training alongside nine other RECA boxers for the past several months under esteemed local boxing trainer Richard Lord.  He is set to spar with Casey Conlon from Ages Consulting.  Check out RECA’s... Read Full Post

RVi Takes the Texas State Fair

Click here to see more photos from the retreat The Annual Retreat is by far the most anticipated event of the year at RVi, and this year’s trip to the Texas State Fair did not disappoint. The adventure began with a catered lunch at our Dallas office, giving employees from all three offices the opportunity... Read Full Post