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.

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

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

Let's Tailgate!

If you’ve been around Austin for any length of time, you know there are some things that never change…the State Capitol, Barton Springs, the ‘Y’ at Oak Hill. Whoa…the ‘Y’ at Oak Hill? Yes, unfortunately, this congested intersection in southwest Austin has been a monument to local anti-road sentiment for decades. As a result, several... 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

Austin's Oak Hill Parkway Success Story Presented at ASLA Conference

RVi Principal and Vice President Mark Smith presented alongside TxDOT Project Manager James Williams and RTG Transportation Engineer Wade Strong last month at the Texas ASLA Annual Conference in Fort Worth.  In a presentation entitled CSS: Where Process Meets the Road, the trio highlighted the use of Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) as the process which... Read Full Post

RVi Helps ABIA Recover after October Floods

Last October brought flooding of historic proportions to Austin that temporarily shut down Austin Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA), flooded the control tower, and handicapped operations for nearly five days.  Although flights resumed their normal schedules months ago, the airport is still working to complete its flood recovery effort. This includes renovating the flood-damaged landscape around... Read Full Post