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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.

Meet the Designer: Nhasala Manandhar

RVi is excited to congratulate our own Nhasala Manandhar on receiving her permanent residence in the United States. Celebrating over a slice of All-American apple pie, we sat down with her to talk about her journey, career, and passion for design. Where did you grow up? I was born and was brought up in Kathmandu,... Read Full Post

Mark Reddie Named Managing Principal of Tempe Office

We are pleased to announce Mark Reddie’s appointment as Managing Principal of our Tempe office. Mark joined RVi as Vice President in 2018 after our successful acquisition and integration of LVA Urban Design Studio. Mark previously managed planning and development projects at LVA for over 15 years. “Mark is a proven leader with an exceptional... Read Full Post

Keep Calm and Doodle On

As a recent graduate from the Landscape Architecture program at Kansas State University, I have had a lot of practice taking notes. But looking back on my old school notebooks, I’ve noticed that most of my notes aren’t notes at all – they are doodles of birds, faces, hands, or whatever happened to be in... Read Full Post

Doug Craig Serves on ULI AzTAP Panel for Tempe Innovation Hub

The city of Tempe, Arizona enjoys a vibrant economy with anchors such as the State Farm Regional Headquarters, Arizona State University, the Novus Innovation Corridor, local tourism, and many other diverse industries. Like other successful cities of its kind, Tempe is also experiencing low vacancy rates and rising rents, causing them to look for redevelopment... Read Full Post

RVi Tempe Hosts Party in the Parking Lot

Springtime in the desert brings longer days and picture-perfect temperatures – and a great opportunity to Open the Outdoors! RVi Tempe recently hosted an Open House Party in the Parking Lot, bringing together clients and allied firms for the first time since our acquisition of LVA Urban Design Studio in 2018. The event kicked off... Read Full Post

Drew to the Rescue

RVi takes workplace safety seriously. As part of this commitment, we’ve assembled an Emergency Response Team within each office and provided training to employees so they are better prepared to assist in any emergency. We were happy to learn that this training paid off outside of the office when our own Drew Carman, Project Manager... Read Full Post

Czechmate: RVi's Jarka Pharis Becomes a U.S. Citizen

RVi is excited to congratulate our own Jarka Pharis on becoming a U.S. citizen this month!  Jarka now holds dual citizenship in the United States and the Czech Republic. Jarka grew up in the town of Opava in the Czech Republic.  Opava is known as the white pearl of Silesia and prides itself on being... Read Full Post