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Bob Richardson Elevated to ASLA Council of Fellows

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announced this month that RVi Founder and CEO Bob Richardson has been elevated to the prestigious Council of Fellows. Fellowship is among the highest honors that ASLA bestows upon its members. Bob was nominated in the Leadership/Management category, which recognizes exemplary leadership, administration, and management of people, projects, policies, and/or programs that have significantly advanced the practice of landscape architecture.

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Land Planning for Resiliency: A Sustainable Model for Greenfield Development


At their core, most of our projects begin with the simple yet effective process of listening. We listen to our clients to understand their vision for their project, and then we help them expand and refine their vision based on our expertise. These projects tend to follow fairly conventional patterns for development, such as a park that backs up to a local neighborhood, or a commercial tract located along a major highway. But every once in a while, we find a client with a vision that breaks the mold for typical development patterns. Such is the case with the Chattahoochee Hill Country.

Just twenty minutes from Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, the world’s busiest airport, lies 40,000 acres of virtually undeveloped land consisting of woods and pastures, rock outcrops, and creeks that abut the Chattahoochee River. It is practically unheard of for this type of bucolic countryside to exist adjacent to the sprawling metroplex of Atlanta. But the Chattahoochee Hill Country does not exist in its pastoral state simply by chance; rather, it took a concerted and innovative effort to preserve the character of this pristine area while at the same time providing a blueprint for future development.

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Kissing Tree in the Spotlight

Exciting things are happening at Kissing Tree, San Marcos’ newest master planned community by Brookfield Residential. After officially opening its doors in October last year, the first residents are beginning to move in as homes are being completed. This past month, Kissing Tree also celebrated the ribbon cutting for the extension of Centerpoint Road, which includes a new main entrance to the community.

The rolling topography of Kissing Tree was a major influence in the design of this community. The Balcones Fault Line – which separates the Texas Coastal Plains from the Hill Country – runs alongside the site. This geologic feature is responsible for not only the visible topography, but also the massive swaths of limestone beneath the surface. The extension of Centerpoint Road involved a substantial excavation effort to carve out a path for the road. The result is an impressive entry sequence that showcases the beautiful natural limestone that is synonymous with the Texas Hill Country.

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