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Intellect Meets Imagination.

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At PGAV Destinations, we create remarkable places.

Places to work, places to learn, places to discover, and places to play.

We know that exceptional destinations can only be made by people who possess that rare and unforgettable blend of creativity, professionalism, and experience. We also know that the best destinations are designed on a foundation of diverse perspectives and expertise. We encourage our people to find their own niche, and we support their continuous learning and growth by strongly advocating licensing and accreditation with resources, tutoring, and financial support.

Working in PGAV Destinations' offices

PGAV Destinations designs attractions, exhibits, and experiences that enrich lives. Using intuition, intellect, and imagination, PGAV Destinations help clients create enduring memories in the minds of their guests. PGAV is recognized as the leading master planner and designer of theme parks, zoos, museums, aquariums, heritages sites, destination retail, and brand-based celebrations.

Creating A Best Self

PGAV Destination’s culture focuses on empowering and celebrating employees through professional and personal development programs. One initiative, PGAV Go, offers a stipend for employees to do whatever they feel is best for their professional growth. From classes and conferences to international travel and inspiring animal encounters–every employee comes back with knowledge to share with their colleagues.

Always Learning

PGAV believes that the best destinations are designed on a foundation of diverse perspectives. Our staff works with experts to better understand the wide range of subjects that come with each unique project. Every day presents something new for our artists, architects, storytellers and strategists to discover, whether it’s learning about the day-to-day lives of astronauts or the anatomy of a narwhal. Each and every detail is taken into account to create work that clients love.

STEM Meets Design

You may not have gone to school for engineering or mathematics, but today, STEM relates to a broad range of disciplines. With cutting-edge technology solutions, the PGAV Destination designers are able to bring 3D renderings to life. When creating cultural exhibits in related fields, our architects use science as a basis for storytelling. The connections between STEM and design grow more and more apparent with every project, and lead to unique, exciting and innovative experiences for clients.

Giving Back

Each and every day at PGAV brings the opportunity to discover the world through new lenses, and those opportunities are especially clear on Volunteer Day. Each year, employees dedicate a day to giving back to local organizations that make the city we call home a better place. Petting dogs, playing with kids, planting tulips–there are many opportunities for employees to get out of the office, serve the community and have a little fun.

Dreamers, thinkers, and makers.
Meet our team.

Join the team.

We’re always looking for talented individuals specializing in architecture, exhibit design, landscape design, environmental graphics, sculpture, industrial design, urban planning, and other creative fields. Check back often to see our open positions.

In the meantime, please feel free to send your resume, portfolio, and one-page cover letter (maximum file size 9 MB) to Debbie.Weber [@] PGAV.com.

INTERN ARCHITECT

PGAV Destinations is seeking an Intern Architect to work on various building types and systems, develop design and construction solutions for projects in the United States and abroad applying architectural knowledge in evaluation, selection, and adaptation/modification to standard techniques, procedures and criteria. The specific duties include:

  • Consult with client to determine functional and special requirements of new structure or renovation;
  • Prepare information regarding design, specifications, materials, color, equipment, estimated costs, and construction time and present with the clients;
  • Prepare scale drawing and contract documents for building contractors;
  • Plan layout of project and integrate engineering elements into unified approval;
  • Coordinate structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, civil, etc. properties and how they specifically relate to the project for projects;
  • Communication with clients and contractors for projects.
  • Produce architectural construction drawings-drafting and detailing, and produce 3D building models using various software tools, such as Revit, AutoCAD, 3D Max, Sketch Up, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator;
  • Assist Project Architects during construction to answer contractor questions, issue supplemental drawings, review shop drawings, and/or visit the site as needed;
  • Coordinate project development with architects, office associates, engineering consultants, and contractors using MS/Office.

Master of Architecture from an accredited college or university

Full-time position in St. Louis, MO

To apply, send your resume, portfolio, and one-page cover letter (maximum file size 9 MB) to debbie.weber@pgav.com.

Apply now.

To apply, send your resume, portfolio, and one-page cover letter (maximum file size 9 MB) to debbie.weber@pgav.com.

ARCHITECT

PGAV Destinations is seeking a self-motivated and highly creative individual with a good understanding of the technical aspects of architecture. The candidate must be able to learn quickly, be collaborative, have a strong work ethic, and be able to execute or work on multiple projects simultaneously as required by Project Leads. Project work will include all levels and phases of design from concept through construction documentation and construction administration.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s or Master of Architecture from an accredited college or university
  • 3-6 years of experience in an architectural firmARCH

Skills

  • Great hand and digital sketching abilities
  • Proficiency in Revit, AutoCAD, and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Proficiency in 3D modeling software such as Rhino, SketchUp, and/or 3ds Max is preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Knowledge of Code and ADA with ability to perform code analysis
  • In depth understanding of architectural building systems

Job Requirements

  • Ability to travel as needed
  • Communicate thoughts and ideas with the project team and clients
  • Strong ability to coordinate detailed conditions with the consultant team
  • Ability to be self-directed at times and problem-solve without continued daily direction
  • LicensurTo apply, send your resume, portfolio, and one-page cover letter (maximum file size 9 MB) to debbie.weber@pgav.com.e preferred but not required
  • Ability to lead small-scale projects and an internal team of 1-3 people from Schematic Design thru Construction Administration in collaboration with a Project Manager or Senior Project Architect

To apply, send your resume, portfolio, and one-page cover letter (maximum file size 9 MB) to debbie.weber@pgav.com.

 

Apply now.

To apply, send your resume, portfolio, and one-page cover letter (maximum file size 9 MB) to debbie.weber@pgav.com.

ENVIRONMENTAL GRAPHIC DESIGNER

PGAV Destinations is seeking a highly creative, experienced environmental graphic designer to work with the design and illustration of graphics for immersive brand and thematic environments. The candidate should have exceptional graphic design skills in addition to an understanding of the design process from concept through implementation.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, architecture, industrial design, or related field
  • 3-5+ years of experience in environmental graphic design or related industry

Skills

  • Strategic, hard-working, creative, conceptual, and a problem-solver
  • Ability to concept and sketch ideas by hand
  • Powerful communication and presentation skills
  • Proficient in Adobe CC Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, CadTools, FileMaker Pro, and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with 3D rendering software including SketchUp, Revit, and/or Cad is preferred
  • Excellent understanding of architectural scales, sign drawings and documentation, and coordination with other disciplines
  • Experience working with fabricators and managing the shop drawing process
  • Ability to work on a number of complex projects to meet budget and schedule

To apply, send your resume, portfolio, and one-page cover letter (maximum file size 9 MB) to debbie.weber@pgav.com.

 
Apply now.

To apply, send your resume, portfolio, and one-page cover letter (maximum file size 9 MB) to debbie.weber@pgav.com.

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER

PGAV Destinations is seeking a self-motivated and highly creative individual with a good understanding of the technical aspects of architecture. The candidate must be able to learn quickly, be collaborative, have a strong work ethic, and be able to execute or work on multiple projects simultaneously as required by Project Leads. Project work will include all levels and phases of design from concept through construction documentation and construction administration.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s of Architecture from an accredited college or university
  • 1-3 years of experience in an architectural firm

Skills

  • Great hand and digital sketching abilities
  • Proficiency in Revit, AutoCAD, and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Proficiency in 3D modeling software such as Rhino, SketchUp, and/or 3ds Max is preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Knowledge of architectural building systems

Job Requirements

  • Ability to travel as needed
  • Function as a teammate with 1-10 other staff members on a project
  • Contribute to and sometimes lead coordination efforts with consulting team
  • Be a main contributor to documentation efforts from schematic design through construction administration
  • Understand ADA and code requirements
  • Begin development of architectural details with minimal to no oversight or direction
  • Report to a Project Architect or multiple Team Leaders for weekly assignments

 

To apply, send your resume, portfolio, and one-page cover letter (maximum file size 9 MB) to debbie.weber@pgav.com.

Apply now.

To apply, send your resume, portfolio, and one-page cover letter (maximum file size 9 MB) to debbie.weber@pgav.com.

 

Position salaries and compensation are commensurate with ability and experience. All applicants must be proficient in English, willing to travel, and able to work from PGAV headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, or veteran or military status.

 

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