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PGAV Destinations at a glance.

Company Profile

Founded in 1965, PGAV Destinations designs attractions, exhibits, and experiences that enrich lives. Using intuition, intellect, and imagination, we help our clients create enduring memories in the minds of their visitors.

Destination Sectors

Zoos and Aquariums; Themed Entertainment; Museums and Culture; Hospitality and Resorts; Brand Destinations

Quick Facts
  • More than 120 million visitors each year
  • Projects in 35 states and on five continents
  • Created seven theme parks from the ground up
  • Designed world’s largest aquarium (twice)
  • Projects at seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Projects at 15 AZA accredited destinations, including AZA best exhibit award the past two years
  • Winner of numerous design awards for theme parks, zoos, aquariums, museums, airports, and resorts

Strategy – master plans, earned revenue plans, brand strategy, product development, consumer research, visitor experience plans, destination tourism assessments, budget and schedule management

Design – site planning and landscape design, sustainable design, architecture, graphic design, ride integration, exhibit planning, interior design, retail and food venue design, show and interactive media design, transportation planning and design

Implementation – project management, construction administration, final punch list, onsite project review, post-occupancy evaluation


Our quarterly publication, Destinology, highlights destination industry trends, insights gathered from primary research, and features about projects and destinations our firm is currently working on around the world.

PGAV Destinations also publishes full studies and industry-specific guides regarding practice and approach. Learn more.