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.

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

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

Hooked on Mueller - Trout Fishing Event

This Sunday, February 2nd, Mueller Lake Park is hosting a fun day of rainbow trout fishing starting at 10am. Texas Parks and Wildlife will be stocking the lake with over 1,000 rainbow trout for you to catch and bring home. There will also be market vendors demonstrating how to prepare the fish and selling side... Read Full Post

How Can Open Space Add Value to Real Estate Development?

Preserving open space in communities is often a balancing act between maximizing developable land and creating value – both monetary and intangible – for all parties involved. Urban Land Magazine explored this dichotomy in a recent article featuring interviews with five community development experts – including RVi President Chris Crawford. The article explored trends in... Read Full Post

Pflugerville Pushes New Parks Plan

This month, RVi was featured in the Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition of the Community Impact Newspaper. RVi is currently working closely with the City of Pflugerville to create a plan for developing hundreds of acres of parkland and increasing inter-connectivity among existing trails. With 14 potential parks identified in 10 areas for development, RVi aims to determine... Read Full Post

RVi Clients, Projects Win Big at ABJ Residential Real Estate Awards

The Austin Business Journal recently announced the winners of its annual Residential Real Estate Awards. The award for Best Master Planned Community went to Teravista by Newland Communities, a project RVi has been working on since 2007.  Located in Pflugerville and Round Rock, Teravista was also the area’s top selling master planned community over the past... Read Full Post

Mueller Gardens in the Spotlight

This month, RVi’s work at the Mueller Development was featured on KLRU’s Central Texas Gardener program. During the segment, RVi Landscape Architect Chris Lalich described the story behind the prairie restoration effort at Mueller, as well as the native demonstration gardens that have been embraced by visitors and residents alike. Chris has been involved in... Read Full Post