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PGAV’s Top Ten Hidden Gems of Fall Travel

  The cool breezes are beginning to rustle through the trees once more, carrying faint smells of cinnamon, campfire smoke, and the naturally-dried potpourri of autumn harvest. With the winds come the rustle of broad tree leaves, followed by the gentle cascade of fiery oranges, reds, and yellows. Fall has returned. With warm memories of… Continue reading.

TEDx Gateway Arch: Crash Course with PGAV’s Sarah Aman

Designing for Impact Sarah is an exhibit and graphic designer with a passion for sustainable action and environmental conservation. At PGAV Destinations, she not only works with clients to design meaningful visitor experiences, she also founded and leads the company’s first official Green Team. By combining her love for nature and her skills in design,… Continue reading.

And Then I said, ‘That’s Not My Dog, that’s My ROVER!’

  By Ben Cober, Director of Business Development and Research A recent article in the UK’s Daily Mail really caught my eye: NASA is looking for comedians. At the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual conference, professor of Anthropology at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Jeffrey Johnson spoke on the topic of “Building… Continue reading.

Bali and Lombock: A PGAV GO! Experience

  By Victoria Gray, Designer   It’s 2 a.m. and I have slept for roughly one hour after my second day in Ubud, Bali. I’m trying to will myself awake; it’s never worked before, but maybe this time?  Whose idea was this? How had I found myself signed up to summit an active volcano to… Continue reading.

Designing Tomorrow

In celebration of the conference theme – “Celebrate 70: Back to the Future” – this session will provide insights from a panel of internationally recognized attraction design company executives that will discuss trends and considerations for accommodating, entertaining, and engaging tomorrow’s attraction visitors. PGAV’s Vice President Ned Diestelkamp The Producers Group’s Co-CEO and Founder Bob… Continue reading.

Improving Rider Experience Using Technology

“This interactive roundtable discussion will explore technology options for transforming that tired attraction into a new and improved experience that will get your guests wanting to queue up time and time again. We’ll cover topics from low tech approaches such as lighting, music, and projection to high tech solutions with interactive elements and more! Hear… Continue reading.

Story Living: Bringing Ideas to Life through Technology, A Case Study of the St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station

Utilizing the visually captivating Saint Louis Science Center Omnimax Theater, the opening keynote is a case study presentation about the upcoming renovation of the St. Louis Union Station and its transformation from historic train station to urban mall to world-class aquarium. Presented by PGAV Project Manager Justin Stichter and Visualization Lead Steve Mohesky, this can’t-miss… Continue reading.

The PGAV Way

From Creative Culture to Master Planning to 3D Visualization Join PGAV Destinations Vice Presidents Tom Owen and Diane Lochner to learn how PGAV uses our resources and tools to help create successful collaborations with clients. The casual format will include an overview presentation followed by a facilitated discussion.

Lateral Thinking: How to Build the Impossible in SketchUp

What do you do when someone puts a sketch of a turtle-shaped restaurant on your desk… or a circular, spiraling, space frame observation tower…and asks you to build it in SketchUp? By harnessing the power of Lateral Thinking, you can build just about anything using SketchUp. When Push-Pull and Follow Me won’t get you there,… Continue reading.

20 Years Later

– By Dave Cooperstein, senior creative designer July 13, 2018 marked 20 years ago that I started this amazing adventure at PGAV Destinations. And I don’t regret it for a second. Over the past 20 years, I’ve worked with some of the most talented minds in the Themed Entertainment and Attractions industry. They’ve taught me what… Continue reading.