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Opt Outside with RVi (+ Win Cool Stuff!)

In 2015, outdoor goods retailer REI made history by closing its doors on the biggest shopping day of the year and paying its employees to “Opt Outside” – spending time with family, friends, and the community outdoors in nature. This single business decision spurred a movement that has gained momentum year after year, with millions... Read Full Post

Introducing VIDA: Enhancing Physical and Social Energy in San Antonio

Situated at the doorstep of Texas A&M University-San Antonio, this new 600-acre master planned community will offer a dynamic combination of housing, entertainment, and recreation to San Antonio. VIDA, meaning life, will bring a spirit of learning, growing, and thriving to all who visit, work or call it home. On November 7th, 2019, SouthStar Communities... Read Full Post

4 Key Considerations for RV Resort Design

For many outdoor enthusiasts, the sights and sounds of a good camping trip are nostalgic and universal: a crackling campfire, the smell of woodsmoke and roasting marshmallows, the sense of being disconnected from stress and surrounded by nature. The whole experience of camping may as well be an antidote specifically designed to counteract the maladies... Read Full Post

A Greener Childhood Can Lead To Happier Adulthood

It’s known that nature is good for us but its precise impact on our well-being can be challenging to articulate. An important new study from Aarhus University in Denmark found that when children grow up surrounded by green space, they have up to 55% less risk of developing a wide range of mental health problems... Read Full Post

Homestead Park at Headwaters Earns ASLA Honor Award

“Powerful demonstration of a restrained approach to design. Jury members were fascinated by the project and found the process remarkable. Simplicity at its finest. The landscape architect’s understanding and respect for the architecture was beautiful.” – 2019 ASLA Awards Jury On the heels of several regional and national awards for the community overall, this month... Read Full Post

Brushy Creek Regional Trail Phase V Breaks Ground

After beginning as a Feasibility Study in 2015, design is now complete and the Williamson County Brushy Creek Regional Trail Phase V project celebrated its groundbreaking earlier this month. Planning for the ambitious Brushy Creek Regional Trail began in 2000, seeking to connect over 30 miles from Cedar Park to Hutto, Texas. The project has... Read Full Post

Headwaters Wins Gold at Nationals for Best Landscape Design

We are excited to announce that RVi client Freehold Communities accepted the Best Landscape Design Gold Nationals Award for Headwaters, a master planned community in Dripping Springs, Texas. The awards were announced by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) at the Nationals Gala on February 19th in Las Vegas. Located in Dripping Springs at... Read Full Post

4 Key Strategies for a Successful Public Engagement Meeting

When managed well, public engagement in the design process can build momentum and support for the project, solve problems, and help ensure the project is as responsive as possible to the community’s needs and desires. With decades of public involvement under our belts, we offer the following tips for planning and executing a successful public... Read Full Post