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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.

Meet the Designer: Nhasala Manandhar

RVi is excited to congratulate our own Nhasala Manandhar on receiving her permanent residence in the United States. Celebrating over a slice of All-American apple pie, we sat down with her to talk about her journey, career, and passion for design. Where did you grow up? I was born and was brought up in Kathmandu,... Read Full Post

Mark Reddie Named Managing Principal of Tempe Office

We are pleased to announce Mark Reddie’s appointment as Managing Principal of our Tempe office. Mark joined RVi as Vice President in 2018 after our successful acquisition and integration of LVA Urban Design Studio. Mark previously managed planning and development projects at LVA for over 15 years. “Mark is a proven leader with an exceptional... Read Full Post

Keep Calm and Doodle On

As a recent graduate from the Landscape Architecture program at Kansas State University, I have had a lot of practice taking notes. But looking back on my old school notebooks, I’ve noticed that most of my notes aren’t notes at all – they are doodles of birds, faces, hands, or whatever happened to be in... Read Full Post

RVi Clients Win National Gold Nugget Awards

Last month, two RVi projects took home coveted Gold Nugget Grand Awards from the Pacific Coast Builder Conference (PCBC). These prestigious design awards recognize those who improve our communities through exceptional concepts in design, planning and development. The Headwaters master planned community developed by RVi clients Freehold Communities won top honors in the Best Community... Read Full Post

New Proposed Location for Dougherty Arts Center Approved by City Council

Serving as Austin’s most cherished community arts center for 40 years, the mission of the Dougherty Arts Center (DAC) is to support emerging through established artists who create, showcase, and experience the arts first-hand. However, the more than 70-year-old former U.S. Navy and Marine reserve facility that houses the art center was deemed “beyond repair”... Read Full Post

Doug Craig Serves on ULI AzTAP Panel for Tempe Innovation Hub

The city of Tempe, Arizona enjoys a vibrant economy with anchors such as the State Farm Regional Headquarters, Arizona State University, the Novus Innovation Corridor, local tourism, and many other diverse industries. Like other successful cities of its kind, Tempe is also experiencing low vacancy rates and rising rents, causing them to look for redevelopment... 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