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Client Profile: Bill Hinckley

An advertising executive turned real estate developer with a passion for exotic big game hunting, Bill Hinckley does not fit the typical client profile. He admittedly hates hiring consultants.  His mantra is: “a surprise around every corner.”

As the developer behind the top-ranked Crystal Falls community in Leander and party to the landmark sale of Crystal Falls West, Bill Hinckley’s methods may not be typical, but they have yielded impressive results. This month, we asked Bill to give us a little insight from his perspective.

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New Round Rock Park Plans a Tasteful Twist on Food Trailers

RVi recently began work on an innovative concept for a new food trailer park in Round Rock, Texas.  Located at the intersection of County Road 172 and Martin Avenue in close proximity to the La Frontera shopping center, the site offers excellent opportunities for connection with the community and with nearby developments.

RVi worked with developer R. Kip Lewis of Lewis Investments to define goals for the project, including creation of a lively community atmosphere, organized vehicular access and parking, safety, connection with surrounding businesses, and scalability over time.  The 1.6 acre park will feature food trailers organized into pods with centralized utility docs, as well as a circular driveway that will encourage access to the park from both major thoroughfares.  At the heart of the park will be a large open-air pavilion with ample seating for patrons and a stage for live music performances.  More intimate dining areas will also be available throughout the park, and a playground and open play field will provide a safe and inviting area for families.

RVi's Robert Whittemore Receives University of Arkansas ASLA Merit Award

Last month, graduating senior Robert Whittemore was honored with the ASLA Merit Award by his alma mater, the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture.  Robert accepted the award at the school’s annual awards ceremony on April 19th.

The Merit Award is given by the ASLA Arkansas Chapter to landscape architecture students in their final two years of study.  Recipients must demonstrate high academic performance, design ability, self-motivation, and personal responsibility.  According to Landscape Architecture Department Head Mark Boyer, “nominees must be truly outstanding as measured by our program’s long-term standards of excellence.”

Robert began working for RVi Houston as an intern earlier this year.  Since graduating, Robert has accepted full time employment with RVi’s Houston office as a staff Designer and is currently working on the new northwest section of Cinco Ranch in Katy.