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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.

Designing Spaces for Healing

Healthcare design is one of the many sectors that involve very particular and thoughtful landscape design by landscape architects. Landscape architects play a crucial role in designing spaces that promote well-being, healing, and recovery. By understanding the therapeutic benefits of nature and incorporating them into their plans and designs, landscape architects can create spaces that... Read Full Post

On the Boards: Bonterra at Cross Creek Ranch

RVi Houston is excited to announce we are in the beginning stages of design for the amenity center of Taylor Morrison’s newest active-adult community, Bonterra at Cross Creek Ranch.  Located within Cross Creek Ranch in Fulshear, this gated village will be specifically designed for seniors aged 55 and up.  The Bonterra community is planned to... Read Full Post

Stress, Chromosomes, and Nature

What do these three subjects have to do with one another? RVi Project Director Patrick Smith recently spoke on this topic at the Austin Center for Architecture. Presenting to the Architecture for Health Committee, Patrick explained the link. “The reality is most of us didn’t get a chance to eat breakfast this morning, we spent... Read Full Post

Chris Crawford Leads ULI Panel on Baby Boomer Housing

Photo courtesy of Jim Innes This month RVi President Chris Crawford stepped into the spotlight, serving as moderator for the ULI Austin Breakfast Baby Boomer Housing 2.0: Sun City and Beyond.  Chris and the RVi team have provided planning and landscape architecture services for many active adult communities, including Sun City developments in Texas, Phoenix,... 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

New Senior Living Project on the Boards

RVi is excited to begin work on St. Anthony’s Gardens, a new senior living community located in Mandeville, LA. The community is being developed by CRSA, an LCS Company for the Archdiocese of New Orleans, and is situated on a wooded 24–acre site. Phase I of St. Anthony’s Gardens will feature independent living apartments and a health... Read Full Post