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Lunch with the Future

  “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”  -Eleanor Roosevelt   It’s one of my favorite events of the year: my annual lunch with the interns. This year they are Aoran, Hannah, Sarah, Jing, Amy, Peter, Nick, Blake, Marniece, and Casey. PGAV’s interns are very special to me. Perhaps… Continue reading.

PSA – What is Landscape Architecture?

  [Taps microphone] Check. Check.   I’d like to give a little PSA about Landscape Architecture. What is Landscape Architecture? Most people I encounter either have no idea or automatically connect it to your every day landscaper. The most common comments I get are, (1) “You should come do my house;” and, (2) “You must… Continue reading.

Finding Creative Inspiration from Musical Theatre and Family Tradition

  In 1971, my grandfather and grandmother, Cyril and Roberta Porthouse, initiated a challenge grant with Gerald and Victoria Read for a small outdoor theatre on the grounds of Blossom Music Center outside Kent, Ohio. The theatre would come to be known as the Porthouse Theatre. My grandfather, a fairly stoic gentleman and all engineer,… Continue reading.

PGAV Principal Appointed to Sam Fox School National Council

  We are thrilled and honored to announce that PGAV Destinations’ Principal and Chair, Mike Konzen, has been appointed to Washington University’s Sam Fox School National Council! Invited by John Weil, Chair of the Council, and Carmon Colangelo, Ralph J. Nagel Dean of the Sam Fox School, Mr. Konzen will be joining a cadre of… Continue reading.

Love What You Do: Andy Struckhoff

    “We get called in for the tough stuff, we don’t get called in for the easy stuff, if there’s a downtown area that needs some revitalization planning, that’s our specialty and that’s what I really enjoy. That kind of planning really has integrity and that’s our ethos: is really giving our communities a… Continue reading.

Even MORE Destinology: Curating a Creative Culture

  In our final 2016 issue of Destinology, Curating a Creative Culture, we explored and celebrated the wonderful environment of PGAV Destinations, how we got there, and where we hope to go next. We conducted extensive research and numerous interviews – all of which could’ve provided enough content for a years-worth of Destinology. However, as… Continue reading.