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.

RVi Founder Bob Richardson Retires

After 49 years as a practicing landscape architect, RVi’s own Bob Richardson has retired. Bob founded RVi as Richardson Verdoorn with business partner Joe Verdoorn in 1982, steadily growing the firm’s areas of expertise and geographical reach across the United States. While Bob has influenced countless landmark projects throughout his career, his legacy has an... Read Full Post

Dennis Tonsor Promoted to Director of Planning

In recognition of his dedication and many contributions to RVi, we are happy to announce that Dennis Tonsor has been promoted to Director of Planning. Dennis has continually demonstrated his ability to manage members of the RVi planning team while nurturing strong client relationships, and he has been instrumental in engaging with planning clients across... Read Full Post

Cemetery Team Selected for National VA IDIQ Contract

Over the past fifteen years, RVi has had the honor of providing landscape architecture and planning services for state and national veterans cemeteries across the state of Texas. In 2016, we joined a team led by prime consultant William H. Gordon Associates (Chantilly, Virginia), to pursue an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity RFP issued by the Department... Read Full Post

RVi: Wandering Where the Wifi is Weak

RVi is always happy to see employees using their vacation time for travel and exploration. You will regularly find RViers traipsing around the country on long holiday weekends or flocking to different continents for several weeks of adventure throughout the year. Often, with a new-found perspective and and a bit of relaxation, we are better able to contribute... Read Full Post

Bob Richardson Elevated to ASLA Council of Fellows

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announced this week that RVi Founder and CEO Bob Richardson has been elevated to the prestigious Council of Fellows.  Fellowship is among the highest honors that ASLA bestows upon its members. Bob was nominated in the Leadership/Management category, which recognizes exemplary leadership, administration, and management of people, projects,... Read Full Post

RVi and the Canyon of the Eagles

No, this isn’t an Indiana Jones movie title. This is the story of the 2016 RVi Annual Retreat. RViers had the pleasure of spending this year’s company retreat at Canyon of the Eagles in Burnet, Texas. Folks from all our five offices gathered together on some seriously beautiful campgrounds to meet, mingle, bond, and have... Read Full Post

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

RVi Expands Nationally

We are pleased to announce that RVi is expanding outside of Texas for the first time, with fully staffed offices in Oakland and Phoenix.  The expansion advances our plan for sustainable growth and is made possible through an equity investment by national consulting firm Atwell, LLC. “We are incredibly excited to join forces with Atwell,... Read Full Post