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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.

It IS Easy Being Green

  By Joe Poelzl, architectural designer Anyone who has ever seen where I sit at work knows that PGAV steadily generates electronic waste. Computers get refreshed here on a regular basis in order to keep up with the demands of emerging technologies, and the old computers start to pile up fast. On average, PGAV phases out… Continue reading.

The Year of the Pollinator

– 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.

Earth Day 2018: PGAVia Celebrates Frogs!

  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.

Curating a Creative Culture

As head of the leading attraction design firm PGAV Destinations, Konzen will present innovations and ideas that can help to energize, grow, and encourage healthy, creative company environments. “Company culture is essential to your overall success,” says Konzen. “It is without a doubt one of, if not the most, important and inimitable assets of your… Continue reading.

‘Cultivating a Creative Culture’ at IAAPA Leadership Conference 2017.

Chair and Principal Mike Konzen will discuss “Cultivating a Creative Culture” at IAAPA Leadership Conference 2017. Konzen will present innovations and ideas that can help to energize, grow, and encourage healthy, creative company environments. “Company culture is essential to your overall success,” says Konzen. “It is without a doubt one of, if not the most,… Continue reading.

The Butterfly Effect

    In the spirit of PGAVIA’s Pollinator Conservation Awareness Campaign, the following post was submitted by Michelle Gangel, VP at PGAV Architects, the Kansas City branch of PGAV.   What happens when a Kansas neighborhood rallies to build a garden? Beginning in summer 2016, nine volunteers met with the goal of creating a butterfly… Continue reading.

Buzzing with Activity: A Normal Lunch Hour at PGAV Destinations

   – By Diane Lochner, vice president   Our office is always buzzing with activity. PGAV’s location, unique culture, personalities, and volunteer and professional development opportunities lead to a lot going on even over the lunch hour. One particular day last month made me take notice more than usual. Our community outreach arm, PGAVIA (Volunteers in… Continue reading.

Guest Blogger: Andre Copeland of the Chicago Zoological Society

The Chicago Zoological Society’s Communities and Nature Program Helping Pollinators, Helping People We depend on pollinators. Honeybees and other pollinators are responsible for a third of our diet. That’s one of every three bites of our food! But pollinator populations are dropping due to habitat loss (the use of glyphosate-based herbicides is the suspected cause)… Continue reading.