RVi Planning + Landscape Architecture Continues Significant Growth

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 28, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RVi Planning + Landscape Architecture announced today it has opened an office in Atlanta, Georgia. In July 2016, the company first announced its expansion into Scottsdale, Arizona, on the heels of an equity investment from national consulting firm Atwell, LLC. The 34-year-old firm headquartered in Austin, Texas, has named Doug Craig vice president and managing principal of its Scottsdale office and Kerry Blind vice president and managing principal of its Atlanta office.

Headshot of Doug Craig, vice president and managing principal of RVi's Scottsdale office.

Headshot of Kerry Blind, vice president and managing principal of RVi's Atlanta office.

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Craig and Blind join the firm with more than 30 years of experience each. Craig is a licensed landscape architect who began his career in Phoenix in 1982; he has a strong understanding of the market and a passion for the nuances of working in the desert. Blind is a licensed landscape architect and a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Council of Fellows, one of the highest honors a landscape architect can achieve.

“We’re proud to have Doug and Kerry leading the charge in the Arizona and Georgia markets,” said Chris Crawford, RVi president. “In just a few short months, Doug has already proven to be a great asset to our growing Arizona team. Kerry has an outstanding reputation and his portfolio of work speaks for itself.”

Craig has been involved in numerous private and public-sector projects in a wide variety of fields, including healthcare, higher education and corporate campuses, retail centers, hospitality facilities and community parks. He is experienced in the design of large, residential master-planned communities, including community theming and branding. He is also a member of the City of Scottsdale Historic Preservation Commission and is a graduate of the Scottsdale Leadership Class 29.

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to build RVi’s team and our client relationships throughout Arizona, as well as to serve our existing clients in the southwest United States,” said Craig.

Over the course of Blind’s career, he has founded two landscape architecture firms and is a recognized leader in the field of green infrastructure. His experience includes the planning and design of parks, trails, academic campuses, urban developments and residential communities. Blind is a member of the Urban Land Institute-Atlanta, Lambda Alpha International, the Georgia Conservancy and the Southface Energy Institute Sustainable Atlanta Round Table Steering Committee.

“I’ve known the leadership team at RVi for many years, and I’m thrilled to join them,” said Blind. "We’re looking forward to building our staff and company presence throughout the southeastern United States.”

RVi provides planning and landscape architecture services in a variety of market sectors, including master-planned communities, commercial developments, parks and open space and academic campuses. The firm has offices in Austin, Houston, Dallas, Scottsdale and Atlanta, as well as an affiliate office in Oakland.

For more information about RVi: www.rviplanning.com

Contact: Paige Wilkerson Buie & Co. Public Relations paige@buieco.com (512) 269-8346

Source: RVi Planning + Landscape Architecture