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When Your Project is on Life Support: Part 1 – Sizing things up

   – 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.

Skateboard Launch

 – 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.

PGAV Destination’s Mobile Website Wins First Place

  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.

PGAV’s Rooftop Garden Wins First Place

  (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.

Enriching the Visitor Experience, Part Three of Three

   – 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.