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News from PGAV Destinations

Attractions Industry Forecast Report is Revealed

PGAV Destinations publishes guest insights in the “Voice of the Visitor” PGAV Destinations has published its third Voice of the Visitor: 2018 Annual Outlook on the Attractions Industry. Conducted in conjunction with long-standing research partner H2R Market Research and global media partner Blooloop, Voice of the Visitor presents the results of a study of more… Continue reading.

Construction Begins on $14.2m Chihuahuan Desert Exhibit at El Paso Zoo

One-sixth of Zoo to be Renovated to Feature Local Species Celebrating the nearby flora and fauna of the Chihuahuan Desert, the El Paso Zoo’s first attraction designed by PGAV Destinations is now under construction! The all-new designated area will serve as home to animals from one of North America’s largest deserts, and will include key… Continue reading.

Diverse and Talented Cohort Joins PGAV Destinations

Extensive Staffing Increases Continue in Newly-renovated Downtown Studio St. Louis-based design firm PGAV Destinations announces the hiring of an additional six new team members, bringing fresh skillsets to newly-created positions. “This group of exciting talent comes on the heels of 16 new hires we announced in November of last year,” said PGAV Principal and Chair… Continue reading.

The Growing Fight for Attendance

Destination Design Firm Shares Insights into Tourism Competition St. Louis-based design firm PGAV Destinations explores attraction industry competition from “impermanent entertainment” in The Fight for Attendance: The Attraction of the Non-Attraction, its latest Destinology report. “Considering the local competitive landscape is an essential practice among attraction managers of museums, zoos, theme parks, and more,” said… Continue reading.

Tulsa Zoo’s Lost Kingdom Now Open

New home for ambassadors of Asia’s rarest and most elusive species Inspired by the settings of ancient Asian cultures such as Angkor-Wat, the Tulsa Zoo’s newest PGAV-designed attraction – Lost Kingdom – is now open! The all-new region is home to ‘ambassadors’ of many Asian species, including Malayan tigers, snow leopards, Chinese alligators, siamangs, binturongs,… Continue reading.

PGAV Principal and Chair Recognized as Distinguished Alum

Mike Konzen ’86 among Honorees at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts PGAV Destinations’ Principal and Chair Mike Konzen (Master of Architecture, 1986) has been selected to receive a 2018 Award for Distinction from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. The award recognizes… Continue reading.