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The ideas behind the ideas, and what pictures don’t show.

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Friday Design Reviews at RVi

On the last Friday of every month, RViers gather for Friday Design Review, where we get the chance to learn about projects going on in the office. This month’s Design Review featured the following projects: Arlington of Naples, a senior living facility in Naples, Florida – presented by Colin Owen Pflugerville Trails Master Plan &... Read Full Post

Dripping Springs Ranch Park Opens to Record Crowds

Just one week after the ribbon cutting ceremony, Dripping Springs Ranch Park hosted the 6th Annual Dripping with Taste Wine, Food, and Arts Festival in its new 165,000 s.f. event center.  The widely popular event has maxed out smaller venues in years past, but found a new home with ample space this year at the... Read Full Post

Client Profile: Jim Rodgers

Jim Rodgers is the quintessential parks man. He has spent nearly 40 years working for parks departments throughout Central Texas, including the Cities of Austin and Cedar Park. He also served as the first-ever Parks Director for Williamson County, helping build the department from the ground-up. This month we sat down with Jim to talk... Read Full Post

RViers Show Their True Colors

In honor of national “College Colors Day” and in eager anticipation of the start of football season, RViers donned a variety of maroon, purple, red, blue, and burnt orange outfits for work today. The office enjoyed a barbeque tailgate-style lunch and college trivia contest. Congrats to Barbara Austin, the College Trivia Champion! Read Full Post

4 Key Principles of Context Sensitive Design for Transportation

Even if you have never heard the term Context Sensitive Design, there is a good chance that you have driven along a roadway that was created using this approach to transportation design and engineering. Since the term was coined at the FHWA’s Thinking Beyond the Pavement conference in 1998, Context Sensitive Design (CSD) has been... Read Full Post

Project Update: Pflugerville Parks & Trails Planning Underway

RVi held its first public meeting last week on the path toward developing the Trails Master Plan and Park Development Plans for 14 individual sites in the City of Pflugerville. RVi’s own Barbara Austin, Chris Lalich, Paul Cozzolino, and Jenn Engelke presented at the Parks Commission Workshop. With the project currently in the analysis phase,... Read Full Post