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Working in Harmony: The Value of Integrated Planning and Landscape Architecture


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.

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Champions Park Joins Arlington's Entertainment District


Located on the Southeast corner of IH30 and Collins Boulevard in the heart of Arlington’s entertainment district, Champions Park will join the destination entertainment centers of Cowboys Stadium, Globe Life Park (The Ballpark in Arlington), and Six Flags over Texas.

Our team assisted GSO Architects in planning the center, which is organized around a central entertainment plaza and open green space – unique features to most large retail centers. The space was designed for pedestrian use and will facilitate music and performance venues of varying sizes. Large, seasonal festivals and food fairs in this space will make Champions Park a key destination for the DFW Metroplex.

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RViers Prepare for the 2017 Austin Marathon


RVi’s Director of Operations, Chris Lalich, is always seeking adventure. Among his many accomplishments is marathon running – an interest that has taken him all across the US and led him to start an RVi Austin Marathon training group.

Chris has had the good fortune to run marathons in Austin, Houston, San Diego, and above all, New York. About ten years ago, he was presented an opportunity for a spot in the coveted New York marathon through a sponsor’s reserved spot. Talking to him today about the experience still brings chill bumps to his arms. It is with this fervor that he has signed up for another race, and this time, brought a few friends.

Chris has successfully recruited nine employees from RVi’s offices and even one employee from our equity partner firm, Atwell, to join the training group. Chris, Drew Carman, Peter Dufrene, and Alan Mackey, as well as Donna Jakubowicz from Atwell’s Southfield, MI office have all signed up for either the full or half marathon. Other RVi employees who are following the training schedule just for fun include Patrick McGannon, Wes Gentry, and Aaron Christian in Austin, Jamie Hendrixson in Houston, and Doug Craig in Phoenix.

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