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.

Top 3 priorities of amenity center design

By Sergio Yamada Sergio Yamada is a Project Director in the RVi Scottsdale office. With more than 25 years of experience (24 years in the U.S. and three in Argentina), Yamada has in-depth knowledge of infusing creativity in a budget-friendly way, while meeting client goals through amenity centers. When it comes to design and development,... Read Full Post

Activating Spaces on Two Wheels: The impact of bike-centric communities on residents, the environment, and the economy

Every fall, hundreds of bike enthusiasts watch as the world’s top freeride mountain bikers drop from 50-foot cliffs, launch across 70-foot canyon gaps, and perform an array of flips and tricks. The Red Bull Rampage competition has become one of the biggest events in the biking community. In 2023, the event was held just outside... Read Full Post

Northeast Texas Trail Feasibility Study

Project Spotlight: Northeast Texas Trail Feasibility Study Texans will soon learn whether their state could gain its first linear state park. The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) tapped RVi to conduct a feasibility study on transforming the Northeast Texas Trail, also known as the NETT, into a state park. The NETT is a 130-mile... Read Full Post

RVi’s Approach to Sustainable Design

Out of the eight planets in our solar system, Earth is the only habitable one, due to its rich, natural ecosystems and plethora of resources. But in today’s era, these ecosystems have been threatened due to years of human interference and resource depletion. Although these effects have been enormously reflected in climate change, and it... Read Full Post

Babcock Ranch - The Hometown of Tomorrow

The Babcock Ranch lifestyle is based on the principles of smart growth and living a better life. This, along with its self-proclaimed “love affair with the land,” had the RVi team eager and excited at the opportunity to design a landscape that would bring preservation and restoration to the forefront. As landscape architects and stewards... Read Full Post

Balancing Urbanization and Sustainability: The Role Green Infrastructure Plays in Enhancing Modern Urban Development

Our cities are confronted with significant challenges as global temperatures continue to rise. The transition from the serene Texas hill country to bustling urban centers like Dallas, Houston, or Austin reveals a stark contrast in temperature. Unfortunately, natural phenomena like El Niño exacerbate this situation. Climate change is a global issue that necessitates a closer... 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

Preserving our Oasis in the Desert: Designing with Water Conservation in Mind

Water, the lifeblood of Arizona’s desert landscape, is undeniably a precious resource. In the face of a semi-arid to arid climate and rapid population growth, our state grapples with unique water challenges. To safeguard the well-being of our communities and support continued development, responsible water usage and conservation are of utmost importance. The reliance on... Read Full Post