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Welcome to our blog, where we share all the things that inspire, motivate, and define us.

Reimagining an Icon: The Backyard is BACK

Austin has always been known as a mecca for music, with musicians such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Janis Joplin, and Iron and Wine all getting their start playing at the multitude of music venues located in and around the Live Music Capital of the World. Austin has seen phenomenal growth in the last several decades... Read Full Post

Harvest Queen Creek Wins Gold Nugget Award for Best Community Amenity

This month we’re celebrating Grange Park, the central amenity at the heart of Harvest Queen Creek! The park was honored with an Award of Merit for Best Community Amenity at the PCBC 2021 Gold Nugget Awards. Developed by TerraWest Communities in partnership with Brookfield Residential, Harvest was designed to embrace the agrarian heritage of Queen... Read Full Post

The Joy of Painting with Madison Dalke

Throughout my life, I always enjoyed painting and art. My father and I would watch Bob Ross for hours – marveling at the masterpieces he would create. As a shy child, creating and painting helped me to express myself in a way that words could not. My imagination, thoughts, and feelings would spill out onto... Read Full Post

RVi Opens Orlando Office

Exciting things have been happening at RVi, and we are delighted to announce the opening of our new Orlando office! The office, located at 130 South Orange Avenue in Orlando, will be headed by Ryan Seacrist, PLA. Ryan is a licensed landscape architect and experienced office leader with experience in a variety of public and private... Read Full Post

Moving Right Along: VIDA is Turning Dirt

After almost a year-long delay due to the pandemic, Southstar Communities’ VIDA development is on its way. Located in South San Antonio on the doorstep of Texas A&M University-San Antonio, VIDA’s first phase of development officially broke ground earlier this year. Phase One development of the 600-acre mixed-use, master planned community includes single-family homes, apartment... Read Full Post

Can an Introvert Succeed in the Design Field?

When you think of a designer, you may picture someone extroverted and outgoing who dramatically sells their creative vision. You may wonder whether someone who is more introverted can also succeed in the design field. Having successfully worked in this field for the past 15 years, I can say that the answer to that question... Read Full Post

RVi Promotes New Leadership in Austin

In recognition of their hard work and dedication, it is with great pleasure we announce the promotions of Mark Smith to Managing Principal, and Drew Carman to Director of Park Planning & Design! Mark has over 40 years of experience – 19 of those with RVi – and has been an integral part of RVi... Read Full Post