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

RVi Employee Spotlight: Jamie Van Ravensway

Jamie Van Ravensway is a Project Director at RVi with decades of experience in Land Planning, Entitlements, Landscape Architecture, and Golf Course Design and Planning. We asked him to share more about his background and experiences. What initially inspired you to pursue a career in Landscape Architecture/Planning? Golf course design happened to lead me to... Read Full Post

Digital Fusion: Utilizing the Power of Emerging Technology in Visual Design and Storytelling

Digital Fusion: Utilizing the Power of Emerging Technology in Visual Design and Storytelling By Aaron Bilsky At RVi Planning + Landscape Architecture, the ability to tell a story visually is crucial for clients, colleagues, and the team. Visual storytelling plays a key factor in communication, which is vital to successful relationships between and within those... Read Full Post

Creating Community Spaces: RVi's Vision for the City of Maitland's Public Library

Creating Community Spaces: RVi’s Vision for the City of Maitland’s Public Library By Ryan Seacrist In the heart of Maitland, Florida, a vibrant cultural campus is taking shape, thanks to the collaborative efforts between RVi Planning + Landscape Architecture, HBM Architects, and the City of Maitland. RVi’s latest project involves the development of a site... Read Full Post

Landscape Architecture is a Balance of Art and Science

By Ryan Seacrist In a groundbreaking development earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security officially recognized Landscape Architecture as a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) discipline. Championed by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), this designation showcases the pivotal role that Landscape Architecture plays in creating vibrant communities, tackling climate change, and... Read Full Post

Employee Spotlight: Bo Baolige

Bo Baolige is a planner at RVi with experience in landscape architecture, planning, and design. We asked him to share more about his background and experiences. What initially inspired you to pursue a career in Landscape Architecture/Planning? Growing up in a small city nestled in Inner Mongolia, I was fortunate to witness the breathtaking beauty... Read Full Post

A Sustainable Approach to Community Design

By Hannah McAleer As landscape architects and planners, we are often implored to have a positive influence on the environment by incorporating sustainability throughout various stages of the development process. Sustainable initiatives incorporated into a project not only reduce environmental impacts, but can also enhance placemaking, provide recreational, cultural, and social opportunities, and heighten quality... Read Full Post

Connecting Stories, Pattern, Form, and Density

As humans, we are wired to love a good story. Stories connect us to each other and the world around us, and they have the power to inspire and captivate us. It is no wonder that the best designers in the world always tell compelling stories in their work. Jobs, Disney, and Wright, to name... Read Full Post

The Beauty in the Big Picture: Sam Alvarez

What initially inspired you to pursue a career in Landscape Architecture/Planning? My love for landscape architecture began in a small horticultural design studio in the latter half of my undergraduate career at Texas A&M. It was there where I learned the fundamentals of planting design and my curiosity for this field was found. Thanks to... Read Full Post

Balancing Urbanization and Sustainability: The Role Green Infrastructure Plays in Enhancing Modern Urban Development

Our cities are confronted with significant challenges as global temperatures continue to rise. The transition from the serene Texas hill country to bustling urban centers like Dallas, Houston, or Austin reveals a stark contrast in temperature. Unfortunately, natural phenomena like El Niño exacerbate this situation. Climate change is a global issue that necessitates a closer... Read Full Post

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