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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.

Employee Spotlight: Abby Brayton

Abby is an Associate Project Manager at RVi with experience in single family master planned communities and multifamily communities. We asked her to share more about her background and experiences.   What initially inspired you to pursue a career in Landscape Architecture?  Growing up, I always played sports outside. My mom, as a graphic designer,... Read Full Post

Employee Spotlight: Will Hellman

Employee Spotlight: Will Hellman Will Hellman is a Project Manager at RVi with experience in master-planned communities, multifamily housing, and parks and recreation. We asked him to share more about his background and experiences. What initially inspired you to pursue a career in Landscape Architecture/Planning? I suspect I was secretly recruited into the field of... Read Full Post

RVi Employee Spotlight: Jamie Van Ravensway

Jamie Van Ravensway is a Project Director at RVi with decades of experience in Land Planning, Entitlements, Landscape Architecture, and Golf Course Design and Planning. We asked him to share more about his background and experiences. What initially inspired you to pursue a career in Landscape Architecture/Planning? Golf course design happened to lead me to... Read Full Post

Employee Spotlight: Bo Baolige

Bo Baolige is a planner at RVi with experience in landscape architecture, planning, and design. We asked him to share more about his background and experiences. What initially inspired you to pursue a career in Landscape Architecture/Planning? Growing up in a small city nestled in Inner Mongolia, I was fortunate to witness the breathtaking beauty... Read Full Post

The Beauty in the Big Picture: Sam Alvarez

What initially inspired you to pursue a career in Landscape Architecture/Planning? My love for landscape architecture began in a small horticultural design studio in the latter half of my undergraduate career at Texas A&M. It was there where I learned the fundamentals of planting design and my curiosity for this field was found. Thanks to... Read Full Post

RVi Celebrates National Intern Day!

RVi offers challenging and rewarding internship positions throughout the year for bright scholars and young professionals. Our collaborative approach integrates interns into a wide variety of project experiences where they work with our seasoned design and planning mentors. We recognize the talents, enthusiasm, and fresh perspectives that our interns bring to RVi and are excited... Read Full Post

Putting People First: A Conversation with Jared Pyka, Client Development Director

What initially inspired you to pursue a career in business development? My career began by starting my own landscaping business and then transitioned into wholesale plant growing. An industry veteran, Joe Hertsenberg sparked my journey into business development. Joe introduced me to participating in trade organizations, making connections with people and communities, and recommended that... Read Full Post

Designing a Career of Success: Somdeep Nandy

As an emerging landscape architect passionate about sustainable design, my internship at RVi Planning + Landscape Architecture was a truly transformative experience. With a decade of experience in the landscape industry across Singapore, India, and Saudi Arabia, I am committed to addressing global and social challenges through innovative landscape architecture solutions. In this blog, I... Read Full Post

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