Designers, Architects, and Storytellers Add Their Talents to Global PGAV Destinations Team
St. Louis-based design firm PGAV Destinations announces the hiring of an additional six new team members, bringing a variety of fresh and experienced talent to the growing team.
“As the health of the global economy continues its overall strengthening, we see a rejuvenated vigor among our clients, excited to evolve their brands, programs, and built attractions and exhibits,” said PGAV Principal and Chair Mike Konzen. “To meet that demand, we must continue to hire the best talent in destination design to keep our clients competitive and their guests enthralled by their offerings. This latest hiring class helps achieve that mission.”
Architectural Designer Sarah Cooper, from St. Louis, MO, received her Master’s Degree in Interior Architecture and Product Design from Kansas State University (’18). She has previously interned in lighting design at HOK and volunteered with Family Advocacy and Community Training.
Environmental Graphic Designer Jef Ebers, from Chester, IL, received his Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design from Southern Illinois University (’94), and studied design at both the University of Illinois Urbana-Campaign and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has previously worked in Environmental Graphic Design with HOK, Kiku Obata & Company, Werremeyer Creative, and McGinty Co., and has taught about the practice at both Washington University and the St. Michael School of Clayton.
Interior Designer Jenna Endres, from Breese, IL, received her Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design and her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Interior Design from Maryville University (’17), and completed her Master’s Degree in Interaction Design at Edinburgh Napier University (’18). She has previously worked in interior design with NewGround, Arcturis, and Christner Inc.
Creative Writer AD Gladu, from Narragansett, RI, received her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Theater and her Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Avila University. She has previously shared her writing and theatrical teaching talents with ITEC, Northwest Special Recreation Association, Wilmette’s Actors Training Center, the Metropolis Performing Arts Center, Walt Disney Entertainment, the Orlando Shakespeare Theater, and the Women’s Project and Productions, directing over a dozen shows throughout New York City.
Designer Ray Kane, from Pittsburgh, PA, received his “Mousters” Degree from the Walt Disney World College Program (’00) and studied Illustration and Design at the Columbus College of Art and Design. He has previously shared his design talents with Corsica Productions, Wacky World Studios Inc., Park Place Studios, Whole Foods Market, Studio 2000, and Broadway Media Distribution Inc., and has served as a missionary in Costa Rica teaching art and painting.
Architectural Designer Spencer Reed, from St. Louis, MO, received his Master’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Kansas (’18). He has previously interned at both PGAV Destinations and PGAV Architects, as well as International Architects Atelier, and has served as chapter president of the American Institute of Architecture Students in Lawrence, KS as well as a Research Fellow at the KU Institute for Smart Cities.
PGAV recently completed a $3.2m renovation of its downtown St. Louis headquarters to accommodate its growing team and the exciting needs of its global client base. The continually expanding design firm is currently hiring Exhibit Designers, Intern Architects, Architects, and Project Architects. Visit https://pgavdestinations.com/about/careers/ to learn more.