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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.

Finding the Meaning in Mardi Gras

Many people see Mardi Gras as a time to let loose and party – which it most certainly is! But in the midst of all the festivities, there is another side to the story that most people don’t get to see – a story that showcases community involvement, kindness, and generosity during this annual celebration.... Read Full Post

Got a Complex Site? 3D Digital Modeling Can Help

From urban infill to large acreage, project sites can pose a whole host of challenges for development teams. At RVi, we specialize in helping our clients and team members tackle these challenges and make informed decisions. RVi provided landscape architecture and professional 3D visualization services for Laurel Creek, a new affordable housing complex located on... Read Full Post

Landscape Architect by Day, Musician by Night

Last month, our very own Drew Carman released and co-produced his debut EP titled Wilderness. Carman A.D., the name under which Drew records, writes, and plays, offers listeners a renewed sense of experience and fresh intent. Having previously toured with the Athens, Georgia old-time Americana band The Corduroy Road, Drew shared shows and toured with... Read Full Post

Opt Outside with RVi (+ Win Cool Stuff!)

In 2015, outdoor goods retailer REI made history by closing its doors on the biggest shopping day of the year and paying its employees to “Opt Outside” – spending time with family, friends, and the community outdoors in nature. This single business decision spurred a movement that has gained momentum year after year, with millions... Read Full Post

RVi Announces 2019 Auctus Innovation Competition Winner

Rounding out its third year, our annual Auctus Innovation Competition challenges RVi employees to come up with an innovative idea in line with RVi’s mission that can be meaningfully advanced in a year’s time. With a lot of great entries to choose from, this year’s winner truly honed in our purpose statement: to inspire people... Read Full Post

Introducing VIDA: Enhancing Physical and Social Energy in San Antonio

Situated at the doorstep of Texas A&M University-San Antonio, this new 600-acre master planned community will offer a dynamic combination of housing, entertainment, and recreation to San Antonio. VIDA, meaning life, will bring a spirit of learning, growing, and thriving to all who visit, work or call it home. On November 7th, 2019, SouthStar Communities... Read Full Post

Raising the Bar with Digital Visualization

If we just step back a moment and consider the entire picture when it comes to creating the built environment that surrounds us, we quickly realize what a complex and technically complicated endeavor it truly is. It requires a bevy of specialized experts working together to achieve a successfully built project. That’s why communication and... Read Full Post

RVi Names New Leadership in Houston Office

RVi Houston was established in 2007, and over the past 13 years we have worked to build strong client relationships and develop a diverse portfolio of work. We have recently experienced a transition in leadership of our Houston office, and I am excited to announce our next chapter. I am pleased to introduce Roger Warner... Read Full Post