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Elphie Attracts 200+ Signatures to Ban Illegal Ivory in Missouri at Earth Day 2016!

  Our 2016 Mardi Gras show-stealer, Elphie, returned to the public scene this weekend at Earth Day to continue to gather support to ban the sale of illegal ivory. More than 62,000 people attended St. Louis Earth Day 2016, taking countless selfies with Elphie, making our big purple elephant a big star on Instagram and Twitter… Continue reading.


Love What You Do: Tom Owen

    “Thinking about ‘is this my legacy?’ – to leave these exhibits that have affected people and helping other people fulfill their missions – that’s really a special gift.”   Our Love What You Do video series highlight’s PGAV Destinations’ leadership as they tell stories about their origins into the field of destination design… Continue reading.

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Reconnect with Elphie at Earth Day 2016!

  After Elphie’s grand appearance in the 2016 St. Louis Mardi Gras Parade, we made incredible headway in our PGAVIA Conservation Awareness Campaign towards banning the illegal ivory trade in our home state. As a direct result of our efforts, MO Representative Jeanne Kirkton (D) introduced legislation into the Missouri House of Representatives that will… Continue reading.


Skateboard Launch

How Skateboard Art and Culture Influenced My Career Path It was a crisp clear spring morning, the humming sound of wheels on Masonite screamed and I hit the coping. The feeling of landing that trick creates an instant rush – that is skateboarding. I’ve been skateboarding for 35 years now, yes 35. I started skateboarding… Continue reading.

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PGAV Destinations Expands Design Team

Destination design leader hires four architectural designers (St. Louis, MO – April 12, 2016) – The global planning and design firm, PGAV Destinations announced the hiring of four architectural designers for their rapidly growing destination design team. These important talent additions will support the more than $1.2 billion in master planning and design projects currently… Continue reading.

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Love What You Do: Diane Lochner

      “My goal with clients is guiding and taking care of them, and being able to chart them through difficult problems, bringing a level of creativity to those problems, and really nurturing and mentoring my people.”   Our Love What You Do video series highlight’s PGAV Destinations’ leadership as they tell stories about… Continue reading.