The sun is shining, the kids are out from school, and it’s time to use those well-earned vacation days (more than ever) to hit the road and explore the country! With the prevalence of Yelp reviews, TripAdvisor reports, and your cousin’s never-ending social media feed, it can be hard to find any unturned rock… Continue reading.
When Your Project is on Life Support: Part 3 – Cage Match: Steel vs GFRP Rebar in Animal Habitat Construction
– By Jedd Pellerin, project architect Details matter in the design of animal habitats. Even the details that guests will never see because they are buried in a four foot thick concrete slab. Rebar (or reinforcing bar) is a critical component of most modern, reinforced concrete construction. This includes the concrete walls and slabs that are… Continue reading.
– By Karen Baker, Sr. Director of Marketing and Branding When was the last time you visited another country? Were there times you felt uneasy? Or even unwelcome? On a very basic level, visitors to a country want to feel both safe and welcome. While this seems obvious and straight-forward, not feeling welcome… Continue reading.
– By Jedd Pellerin, project architect Brand new zoos and aquariums are not built every day. Therefore, much of the design and planning work we do at PGAV is for existing facilities. Carrying out renovation work in these facilities while still keeping the doors open, the animals safe, and maintaining a high-level guest experience, offers… Continue reading.
Some of the Incredible Living Animals that Exist Today With the widely anticipated November 16 release of the latest adventure into the world of wizards, we at PGAV Destinations were inspired to think about all the incredible living animals around us in America today. In the first film, Jacob Kowalski and Newt Scamander venture… Continue reading.
– By Joe Poelzl, architectural designer Every year at PGAV, we pick a new cause for our “Conservation Awareness Campaign.” In our inaugural year, we raised awareness of the illegal ivory trade and the poaching of elephants, which was a big success, and led to new legislation to ban ivory trade in Missouri. In year… Continue reading.
The PGAVia team hopped right in to this year’s cause: frogs! Frogs and toads are important indicator species – they are among the first animals affected by environmental changes, which means they can tell us a lot about the health of an ecosystem. Like last year’s bee-centric Pollinator Café, our challenge was to figure… 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.
PGAV kicked off the new year by asking top attraction managers what trends they were watching in 2018. A multitude of great opportunities are evolving to enhance the guest experience and visitor engagement with emerging technologies; read on to discover how today’s industry leaders plan to harness that potential! The Georgia Aquarium “Utilizing… Continue reading.
Vice President Emily Howard and Exhibit Designer Doug Nickrent join STL Live’s Sarah Bernard to talk about upcoming trends in museum and aquarium design, as well as the under-construction St. Louis Aquarium in this two-part interview!