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The Evolution of Community Design


Our world is constantly in a state of change. Just in the past few years we have seen the economy turn around, the lake levels fluctuate, and major technological advancements being made. Jay Leno has given way to Jimmy Fallon, cars can now park (and drive?) themselves, and I’ll bet that many of you are sporting the newest gadget that tells you the time, monitors your body mass index, and reminds you to call your mom on her birthday.

In terms of master planned community design, we are seeing a new generation of homebuyers entering the market as well as shifting tastes and preferences across the board. These changes are continually influencing the design choices we discuss with our clients and the recommendations we make for building successful communities. Recently, we sat down with the team from community association management company CCMC to discuss the evolution of community design. CCMC often works hand-in-hand with the design and development team to ensure we are creating places that can be programmed to fit the needs and preferences of future residents. So what’s new on the home front?

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RVi Selected for Centerpiece of Brushy Creek Regional Trail

Last week the Williamson County Commissioners Court approved the selection of RVi for Phase V of the Brushy Creek Regional Trail. Completion of this 2.75-mile segment is an extremely important part of a much larger trail system that will one day connect Cedar Park to Hutto. Located midway along the trail route, Phase V will connect the existing western seven miles of trail to Bathing Beach Park in Round Rock. This portion of the trail is envisioned to include pedestrian bridges, an exercise station, information kiosks, and interpretive exhibits.

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Chris Patterson Promoted to Vice President

We are happy to announce that Houston Principal Chris Patterson has been promoted to Vice President. Chris has nearly two decades of experience in planning and design, and has led the Houston office since joining the firm in 2008. Under his leadership, the office has experienced tremendous growth and established a solid client base in the Houston market. His projects include Cane Island, Meridiana, Tavola, Whole Foods Montrose, Ida Gaye Gardens, and many more. He is actively involved in a variety of community and professional organizations including his current role as Committee Chairman for the West Houston Association’s Parks, Recreation & Open Space Committee.

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