PGAV Destinations welcomes eight new teammates from architectural designers to interior designers and graphic designers to landscape designers. “Our team is growing across a variety of disciplines based on projects coming to us from all over the world and in all of our market sectors – Theme Parks, Museums, Zoos & Aquariums, Resorts, and Brand Destinations” said Mike Konzen, PGAV CEO.
As reported in PGAV’s Voice of the Visitor, the industry is resilient, and projections are strong for 2022 and beyond. The results of this year’s study highlight the resiliency of our attractions industry, showing an impressive rebound in 2021 with many metrics outperforming historical averages. Even better, 2022 is predicted to build on this recovery momentum as visitors use pent-up demand and increased income to tackle bucket-list adventures.
Introducing PGAV Destinations New Team members:
Graphic Designer, Chiara Andriole, from Orlando, Florida, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Design with a Minor in Architecture from Washington University. Chiara has previously completed exhibit graphic design and illustration for the St. Louis Sound exhibit and exhibits at the Missouri History Museum in addition to art direction for Express Scripts (Cigna).
Architectural Designer Dakota Burke, from St. Louis, Missouri, received his Bachelors in Architecture from the University of Kansas and his Masters in Architecture from the University of Kansas, School of Architecture and Design. Dakota has prior restaurant industry experience.
Erin Hopkins, Graphic Designer from St. Louis, Missouri, received a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design from SIBA (Stevens Institute of Business & Arts). Erin previously worked as a freelance designer and illustrator and as a studio assistant at The Firecracker Press.
Landscape Designer Sebastian Jin, from Hangzhou, China, received his Bachelor in Landscape Architecture from Fu Jen Catholic University in New Taipei City, Taiwan, and his Masters of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design from Washington University. Sebastian was a prior intern at PGAV and has worked on landscape design for several projects.
Graphic Designer Jessie Hoy, from St. Charles, Missouri, is a Graphic Design Major from Missouri State in Springfield. Jessie has over 9 years of corporate design experience, most recently at Stifel.
Interior Designer Alle Ragland, from Germantown, Wisconsin, received her Interior Design Major and Architectural History Minor from Savannah College of Art and Design. Alle was formerly in hospitality design at Interior Image Group, Gettys.
Architectural Designer Maddy Speicher, from Paris, Illinois, received her Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois and her Master of Architecture from Notre Dame. Maddie was a former intern at PGAV and also worked for Hartman-Cox Architects in Washington, D.C.
Interior Designer Traci Stevener, from Rich Hill, Missouri, received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from Maryville University. Traci was formerly an interior designer at TBE Architects and St. Louis Design Alliance.
About PGAV Destinations
PGAV Destinations is a global leader in the planning and design of unique destinations. Now entering its sixth decade, the practice has evolved to become the ideal destination-consulting partner, skilled at developing growth-oriented master plans and translating those plans into successful projects. No other firm offers such an integrated approach to destination planning.
PGAV Destinations’ key clients include industry leaders such as Delaware North Companies, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, the Biltmore Companies, Bass Pro Shops, Ameristar Casinos, Universal Studios, The Gettysburg Foundation, the Saint Louis Zoo, and many others. Recent assignments include planning and design at many of the world’s “must see” destinations, including the Grand Canyon, Biltmore Estate, Space Shuttle Atlantis, Chimelong Ocean Kingdom, the Georgia Aquarium, the Hoover Dam, and SeaWorld Adventure Parks. www.PGAVDestinations.com