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.

Employee Spotlight: Kelly Uhrich

Kelly Uhrich is a Project Manager in the Phoenix office. She has a passion for outdoor projects that bring family and friends together to create lifelong memories. An avid outdoorswoman herself, Kelly shares more about why working at RVi has been a breath of fresh air and a source of inspiration. What initially inspired you... Read Full Post

How a family resort design is helping revitalize a community decimated by Hurricane Ian

In 2022, Fort Myers Beach suffered a direct hit by Hurricane Ian. A community dependent upon tourism for its economy saw entire hotels, resorts, homes, and recreational facilities destroyed and washed away within hours. Now, in 2024, the area is seeing a return to its beach community roots. One resort in particular, the Pink Shell,... Read Full Post

Top 3 priorities of amenity center design

By Sergio Yamada Sergio Yamada is a Project Director in the RVi Scottsdale office. With more than 25 years of experience (24 years in the U.S. and three in Argentina), Yamada has in-depth knowledge of infusing creativity in a budget-friendly way, while meeting client goals through amenity centers. When it comes to design and development,... Read Full Post

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

Northeast Texas Trail Feasibility Study

Project Spotlight: Northeast Texas Trail Feasibility Study Texans will soon learn whether their state could gain its first linear state park. The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) tapped RVi to conduct a feasibility study on transforming the Northeast Texas Trail, also known as the NETT, into a state park. The NETT is a 130-mile... Read Full Post

Employee Spotlight: Alyssa Ingrassia

Alyssa Ingrassia is a Senior Landscape Designer at RVi with experience in master planned communities, municipal design, and urban infill projects. In this spotlight, she shares memorable career moments, her professional goals, and what solidified her passion for Landscape Architecture. What initially inspired you to pursue a career in Landscape Architecture? Throughout high school, I... Read Full Post

RVi Planning + Landscape Architecture acquires Anderson Design, expanding landscape architecture and design capabilities in the Southwest

April 4, 2024 (Austin, Texas) – RVi Planning + Landscape Architecture has acquired award-winning Anderson Design to add strength and experience to its team and services in Arizona and Texas. With a focus on land planning, landscape architecture, and parks and open space design, RVi has great alignment with Anderson to deliver industry-leading client service... Read Full Post

RVi’s Approach to Sustainable Design

Out of the eight planets in our solar system, Earth is the only habitable one, due to its rich, natural ecosystems and plethora of resources. But in today’s era, these ecosystems have been threatened due to years of human interference and resource depletion. Although these effects have been enormously reflected in climate change, and it... Read Full Post