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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.

The Joy of Painting with Madison Dalke

Throughout my life, I always enjoyed painting and art. My father and I would watch Bob Ross for hours – marveling at the masterpieces he would create. As a shy child, creating and painting helped me to express myself in a way that words could not. My imagination, thoughts, and feelings would spill out onto... Read Full Post

RVi Opens Orlando Office

Exciting things have been happening at RVi, and we are delighted to announce the opening of our new Orlando office! The office, located at 130 South Orange Avenue in Orlando, will be headed by Ryan Seacrist, PLA. Ryan is a licensed landscape architect and experienced office leader with experience in a variety of public and private... Read Full Post

RVi Promotes New Leadership in Austin

In recognition of their hard work and dedication, it is with great pleasure we announce the promotions of Mark Smith to Managing Principal, and Drew Carman to Director of Park Planning & Design! Mark has over 40 years of experience – 19 of those with RVi – and has been an integral part of RVi... Read Full Post

Finding the Meaning in Mardi Gras

Many people see Mardi Gras as a time to let loose and party – which it most certainly is! But in the midst of all the festivities, there is another side to the story that most people don’t get to see – a story that showcases community involvement, kindness, and generosity during this annual celebration.... Read Full Post

Landscape Architect by Day, Musician by Night

Last month, our very own Drew Carman released and co-produced his debut EP titled Wilderness. Carman A.D., the name under which Drew records, writes, and plays, offers listeners a renewed sense of experience and fresh intent. Having previously toured with the Athens, Georgia old-time Americana band The Corduroy Road, Drew shared shows and toured with... Read Full Post

RVi Announces 2019 Auctus Innovation Competition Winner

Rounding out its third year, our annual Auctus Innovation Competition challenges RVi employees to come up with an innovative idea in line with RVi’s mission that can be meaningfully advanced in a year’s time. With a lot of great entries to choose from, this year’s winner truly honed in our purpose statement: to inspire people... Read Full Post

RVi Hires Russell Thomman to Lead Firm-Wide Digital Innovation

We are pleased to introduce our new Director of Digital Innovation, Russell Thomman. A licensed landscape architect with a background in planning and design, Russell has focused his professional career on the development of digital visualization solutions that improve project team communication and design decision-making. Russell is also a licensed drone pilot and an expert... Read Full Post