By Victoria Gray, Designer It’s 2 a.m. and I have slept for roughly one hour after my second day in Ubud, Bali. I’m trying to will myself awake; it’s never worked before, but maybe this time? Whose idea was this? How had I found myself signed up to summit an active volcano to… Continue reading.
– By Mike Konzen, Chairman “Legacy is not leaving something for people. It’s leaving something in people.” – Peter Strople Want to build a lasting legacy? Believe in those who will follow in your footsteps. I learned this from the example of two of PGAV’s founders, Fred Guyton and Mark Viets. I am part… Continue reading.
– By Jedd Pellerin, project architect On all of our aquarium projects (like the Georgia Aquarium and St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station) one of the largest, and most critical components, is the animal Life Support System (LSS). Comprised of massive filters, pumps, storage basins and a host of sophisticated equipment, the primary… Continue reading.
– By Russell Dow, project manager, senior experiential designer 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… Continue reading.
Working with St. Louis website design firm Atomic Dust, our brand new website launched in July 2015, and promptly took first place in Mobile Website in the Business Marketing Association’s annual Marketing Excellence Awards. In fact, Atomic Dust was honored with nine awards this year and four first-place designs. For more on their awards, you can read… Continue reading.
(From left to right: Al Cross, PGAV, VP; Lyda Krewson, PGAV, CFO; Lynn Ott, Growing Green, Exterior/Holiday Manager) This summer, PGAV’s rooftop garden on the 10th floor of its St. Louis headquarters took first place in I-Plants: Urban Horticlture’s 2015 International Design Contest. The garden was designed and planted by St. Louis-based Growing Green… Continue reading.
– By Lindsey Evans, designer The following is a list of helpful reminders to students as they enter the wonderful season of career fairs. Keep your head up. You’ll do great! (implied image of grandma pinching your cheeks…) Here we go, in no specific order: Research the Employers Attending We know you have a… Continue reading.
– By Stacey Ludlum, director of zoo and aquarium planning and design Below is the third and final of three installments of a recent research report. “Enriching the Visitor Experience: PGAV Destinations and Environmental Design,” clearly defines and gives examples of what enrichment is today; how exceptionally well-designed enrichment can greatly benefit the… Continue reading.
Recent Washington University graduate of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts Aly Strubberg is the recipient of PGAV Destinations’ first-ever Spot Experiential Scholarship! To learn more about Aly and the scholarship, visit PGAV’s media page. In the meantime, enjoy her fun and creative winning entry! Aly had a great trip to Biltmore July… Continue reading.
– By Tony Schmidt, exhibit designer Imagine your home equipped with a small receiver that intercepts wireless power and then further distributes that power wirelessly to every device in your house. – i.e. no power outlets. Could there be a day when our cars are powered by energy transmitted merely through the air?… Continue reading.