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

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

San Gabriel Park wins Texas ASLA Honor Award

Georgetown, Texas, is a rapidly growing community and San Gabriel Park serves as the central park of Georgetown, located at the confluence of the north and south forks on the San Gabriel River. In 2015, the RVi-Austin team developed the Master Plan for the park which included stakeholder and public input as well as multiple... Read Full Post

Ryan Seacrist Named to 40 Under 40 List

We’re proud of our colleague Ryan Seacrist, PLA, who was recently named to Orlando Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” list for 2022. The award aims to highlight some of the most influential young business leaders in Central Florida each year. As the Director of Florida Operations for RVi Planning + Landscape Architecture, Ryan has helped lead the... Read Full Post

RVi Asheville Moves into Historic Jackson Building

We are excited to announce that the RVi Asheville office has officially moved! Conveniently located in downtown Asheville at 22 South Pack Square, the ornate Jackson Building is quite possibly one of the most beloved skyscrapers in the city. Situated along Pack Square Park, it has direct access to this beautiful public space helping spread... Read Full Post

Hawes Crossing: A True Village Experience

Hawes Crossing Village, the 1,131 acre residential community in Mesa, Arizona, received approval by Mesa City Council in early 2021. When the opportunity to work on Village One (80.66 acres of the 1,131 acre total community), myself, along with RVi team members Konner Pendland and Kevin Wilke-Nadler welcomed it, recognizing that as landscape architects and... Read Full Post

Community First! Village

Living the RVi Purpose at Community First! Village

When RVi team member Peter Dufrene and I set out on a cold January day to volunteer with The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Austin Branch at The Community First! Village, we were prepared to roll up our sleeves and pull some weeds. Our mission was accomplished, but by day’s end, we recognized that... Read Full Post