BY CHRIS PATTERSON, AICP
By their very nature, land development projects are complex and fluid. There are a lot of moving pieces to each project – from field conditions, to regulatory interpretations, to the political climate, to the broader economy in general. The only certainty is that things will change, and as consultants we need to help anticipate these changes and identify issues before they become problems. At RVi, this proactive approach is enhanced by the integrated nature of our planning and landscape architecture teams. Our planners and landscape architects work side-by-side, often drawing upon one another’s skillsets throughout the lifecycle of a project. With a wider knowledge base, we are able to think more broadly and be a more valuable partner in the land development process, including increased continuity between project phases, a more informed design perspective, and the ability to bring the vision for a project to life in very meaningful ways.