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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.

Onward and upward: Wes Gentry promoted to Project Director

In recognition of his hard work and dedication, we’re excited to announce the promotion of Wes Gentry of RVi-Texas to Project Director! Wes has been with RVi since 2014 when he started as a student intern while attending Louisiana State University’s Landscape Architecture program. Since then, Wes has become an integral member of RVi’s planning... Read Full Post

Designing for Drought: Planning for a Water Responsible Future

Water and the American Southwest have long shared a tenuous relationship. It is no secret that water demand in desert cities like Phoenix cannot be met entirely from local sources and therefore, water must be imported from sources sometimes hundreds or even thousands of miles away. These imported sources have historically provided an abundance of... Read Full Post

RVi Orlando Moves into New Downtown Office Tower

RVi’s Orlando staff are set to move into a new downtown office in late June that is nearly three times the size of what they’ve occupied over the past year, after the company made its Florida market entry through Orlando just 14 months ago. Located in downtown Orlando’s 111 Magnolia Avenue mixed-use tower, the new... Read Full Post

Kelly Keeps Climbing!

In January 2022, when Kelly Uhrich successfully completed the Landscape Architecture Registration Examination (L.A.R.E.), opportunities to take on additional responsibilities and contribute as a rising leader on the RVi team presented themselves. Without hesitation, Kelly eagerly accepted. When we shared Kelly’s good news in the RVi newsletter on January 24, 2022, Kelly expressed plans to... Read Full Post

RVi - Arizona Has a New Address!

Since 2018, the RVi – Arizona office has been located on Ash Avenue in Tempe, on the second floor of a 1990s building, tucked between rattling train tracks and a well-traveled traffic circle. Offices for Atwell, RVI’s partner company, were located on the first floor.  The Tempe building served its purpose, providing the team a... Read Full Post

Paving a Path for BTR Success in Florida Communities

Whether you call it Build-to-Rent (BTR) or Single-Family for Rent (SFFR), arguably the hottest new residential product in land development is still new to most municipalities across Florida. It doesn’t fit in established zoning categories and prompts fear of the unknown among neighbors and policymakers. RVi Planning + Landscape Architecture has led the first successful... Read Full Post

Karishma Joshi Contributes to New Book, Design for Sea Level Rise: Global Innovative Solutions

I am happy to share that I worked with Dr. Galen Newman, Associate Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning at Texas A&M University, on a yearlong project to document innovative design solutions applied worldwide to mitigate sea-level rise. The book, Design for Sea Level Rise: Global Innovative Solutions is authored by... Read Full Post

RVi helps design historic mixed-income housing in Orlando’s tourism corridor

Affordable housing is one of Greater Orlando’s most significant challenges, and RVi has been able to contribute landscape architecture design over the past year on what will be the largest mixed-income multifamily development in Orange County, Florida. Altamonte Springs-based affordable housing developer Wendover Housing Partners was chosen through a competitive RFP process in early 2021 by Universal... Read Full Post

RVi - Arizona's Shawn Byron leads by paying it forward

When you have a natural ability to bring out the best in other people, it brings out the best in ourselves. Focusing on the development of others through coaching and mentoring is an essential characteristic of a leader. This attribute comes instinctively to RVi – Arizona’s Shawn Byron, who was recently promoted to Associate Principal.... Read Full Post