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.

All in Stride

Congratulations to RVi’s own Patrick McGannon, who finished the Austin Marathon earlier this month with a time of 3:39:15. The 26.2 mile course winds through some of Austin’s most famous areas, including Lady Bird Lake, the Allandale & Hyde Park neighborhoods, the UT Campus, and the State Capitol.  Patrick started training in September of last... Read Full Post

Statesman Features Profile of RVi's 30-Year History

On the eve of RVi’s 30th anniversary, Bob Richardson and Chris Crawford sat down with the Austin-American Statesman to reflect on the last 30 years of growth and development in Austin, as well as how the firm’s projects have helped shape the Central Texas landscape.  From prominent master planned communities like Steiner Ranch and Belterra... Read Full Post

More RViers on the Move

RVi is pleased to welcome Chip Mills back to our team in the role of Project Director.  Chip worked previously with RVi from 2003 to 2007 on projects such as Belterra in Dripping Springs, Cordillera Ranch in Boerne and Steiner Ranch in Austin.  Since leaving RVi, Chip served as Executive Director of the Zachary Chamber of Commerce... Read Full Post

Presidential Update

RVi is pleased to announce that Chris Crawford has been named President of the firm.  Bob Richardson, founding principal and President since the firm’s inception in 1982, will continue to be actively involved as RVi’s CEO. “Chris assuming the role of President is part of the long-term strategy for our firm.  It acknowledges his strong... Read Full Post

Chris Lalich Volunteering to Help Central Texas Families

This month, RVi’s own Chris Lalich began involvement with the Family Care Expansion project at Texas Baptist Children’s Home (TBCH).  Together with Newland Communities and Ryland Homes, RVi will help design and build new housing at TBCH’s campus in Round Rock, Texas. Texas Baptist Children’s Home’s Family Care program provides homes for single mothers and their children.  During their... Read Full Post

On the Move at RVi

In recognition of their hard work and dedication, the following RViers have received promotions: Chris Lalich has been promoted to Project Director.  A member of the RVi team for over 15 years, Chris has been instrumental in the success of many RVi parks projects, including the Southwest Greenway at Mueller, Georgetown San Gabriel River Trail, and the... Read Full Post

Chris Crawford Explores His Artistic Side

In a nostalgic nod toward his youth, RVi Vice President Chris Crawford recently completed a series of watercolor classes at Austin’s Dougherty Arts Center. Crawford credits his early experience with watercolor and a summer job at his local garden center as the two experiences that most influenced his career in landscape architecture.  “When I was nine... Read Full Post

RVi Heads to Aggieland

RVi Principal Mark Smith, Designer Jesse Van Wick, and Intern Jordan Boan recently attended the 2012 Aggie Workshop in College Station. The event, which draws students and professionals together in a combination of networking, seminars, and design charrettes, is an annual tradition at RVi. This year, RVi’s design charrette was based on our recent Texas... 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