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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.

Chip Mills Promoted to Principal

In recognition of his many contributions to RVi, we are pleased to announce that Chip Mills has been promoted to Principal. Chip began his career at RVi in 2003, where he worked for four years as a Project Manager on projects such as Steiner Ranch, Belterra and Cordillera in Boerne. Chip is what we affectionately... Read Full Post

RVi Acquires Dallas-Based Newman Jackson Bieberstein, Inc.

RVi is excited to announce our expansion into the North Texas market through the acquisition of Dallas-based NJB. For both firms, this acquisition represents a return to our roots. Back in the 1970s and 1980s, RVi CEO Bob Richardson, NJB President Rowland Jackson, and NJB Senior Vice President Karl Von Bieberstein all worked together under... Read Full Post

Houston Open House

Hello from Houston! This month, RVi Houston hosted its first-ever Open House event. Friends and clients stopped by to see the newly expanded office and to visit with our growing Houston team. The event even included a raffle prize for one lucky winner of a large wine basket! Established in 2006, RVi Houston has grown... Read Full Post

Dennis Tonsor Promoted to Project Director

In recognition of his leadership and project management skills, Dennis Tonsor has been promoted to Project Director at RVi. Dennis began working for RVi as a student intern in 2005, and has since developed his expertise in community planning. Dennis has been instrumental in many of RVi’s projects from Central Texas to California, and he... Read Full Post

Mueller Southwest Greenway Wins Texas ASLA Honor Award

We are excited to share the news that the Mueller Southwest Greenway has received an Honor Award from the ASLA Texas Chapter. RVi’s own Barbara Austin accepted the award together with Pam Hefner of the City of Austin’s Economic Development Department. The award was presented at the Texas ASLA Conference Awards Reception in San Antonio... Read Full Post

RVi Celebrates 31 Years With Parks and Paddles

This fall marked RVi’s 31st anniversary and our annual retreat, which was held on October 18th. The day started bright and early for the Austin office – departing for Houston at 7am. After a tour of RVi’s recently expanded Houston office space, we took advantage of the beautiful weather by kayaking along the Buffalo Bayou. RVi Business Manager Dianne Hughes... Read Full Post

Friday Design Reviews at RVi

On the last Friday of every month, RViers gather for Friday Design Review, where we get the chance to learn about projects going on in the office. This month’s Design Review featured the following projects: Arlington of Naples, a senior living facility in Naples, Florida – presented by Colin Owen Pflugerville Trails Master Plan &... Read Full Post

RViers Show Their True Colors

In honor of national “College Colors Day” and in eager anticipation of the start of football season, RViers donned a variety of maroon, purple, red, blue, and burnt orange outfits for work today. The office enjoyed a barbeque tailgate-style lunch and college trivia contest. Congrats to Barbara Austin, the College Trivia Champion! Read Full Post

Statesman Features Profile of RVi's 30-Year History

On the eve of RVi’s 30th anniversary, Bob Richardson and Chris Crawford sat down with the Austin-American Statesman to reflect on the last 30 years of growth and development in Austin, as well as how the firm’s projects have helped shape the Central Texas landscape.  From prominent master planned communities like Steiner Ranch and Belterra... Read Full Post