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Two Cents: RVi's Leadership Shares Advice with the Next Generation of Professionals Entering the Planning and Landscape Architecture Industry

For new college graduates and those looking to soon enter the workforce, a variety of challenges await them. Limited industry experience, the uncertainty of what type of career they want to pursue, and adjusting to the professional work environment are a few challenges that are often seen in our industry. Fortunately, these challenges can be... Read Full Post

Developing the Next Generation of Professionals

At RVi, developing young professionals is crucial for the success of our organization. As the workforce becomes increasingly talented, diverse, and dynamic, we have employed several strategies to help attract, retain, and develop a network of young professionals.  Who we are as a company truly falls back to our core values and preparing these young... Read Full Post

Tell me your story

Mark W. Smith, Managing Principal for RVi’s Austin office, has written a new book, Design Portfolios: A Recruiter’s View, focused on the preparation of design portfolios. What makes a design portfolio good? This is the perennial question I hear as I meet with students during portfolio reviews, recruiting events and academic lectures. In my position... Read Full Post

Students Tackle Pedestrian Mall Project at 2016 Aggie Workshop

In what has become an annual tradition, RViers traveled to Aggieland this past month to attend the Aggie Workshop and Career Fair.  The multi-day event brings students and professionals together for a combination of networking, seminars, and design charrettes. This year’s team included Lisa Horne, Megan French, and Austin Hicks, who selected RVi’s recent Tarleton... Read Full Post

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