PGAV Destinations

13 March 2018

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 Mike Konzen. “PGAV’s explosive growth in new clients and more ambitious, ground-breaking projects require that we greatly expand our abilities. These new passionate and creative team members are ready to embrace that opportunity.”


BIM Manager Matt Halveland, from Florissant, Missouri,
received his Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from the
Kansas State University College of Architecture Planning and
 (’03). He has previously worked as an Associate
Designer and Project and BIM Manager at LNB Architecture
and Interiors.


Receptionist and Hospitality Specialist Whitney Jones, from
St. Louis, MO, received her Bachelor of Science and Arts in
Applied Behavioral Science from Fontbonne University (’14).
She has previously served as a nanny, in animal management
for Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, and as
Interim Elephant Manager at the Elephant Conservation Centre
in Sayaboury, Laos.


Project Architect Jedd Pellerin, from Manchester, VT, received
his Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology with a minor
in Management from Keene State College (’00). He has previously
served as a project manager for both The McBride Company and
Ridberg+Associates, as well as a Principal Architect for Socius Architects.


Senior Graphic Designer Kathleen Robert, from St. Louis, MO,
received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from the
University of Kansas (’89) and attended Saint Louis University.
She has previously served as an adjunct professor at the University
of Missouri
, as well as art director and graphic designer for both
Kiku Obata & Company and Zipatoni.


Visual Storyteller Matthew Scott, from Chicago, IL, holds his
Associates in English and Communication from East-West
 (’07). A professional photographer and videographer,
he has been working as a freelance Cinematographer and Sound
Engineer on countless national and international projects,
including the 2016 Presidential DebatesSquare-EnixYoplait,
and more.


Returning designer P.J. Tamayo, from Orlando, FL, is a
graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design (’02) with
a Bachelor of Arts in Sequential Art with minors in both Video
and Drawing. He has previously worked at Oracle as a Principal
Multimedia Specialist, and a Creative Manager at Falcon’s
Treehouse (now Falcon’s Creative Group).


PGAV has recently completed a $3.2m renovation to accommodate its growing team and the exciting needs of its client base. The expanding design firm is currently hiring Graphic Designers, Designers, Illustrators, Intern Architects, Architects, and Project Architects. Visit to learn more.

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.

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