PGAV Destinations

30 January 2018

Renovation Begins on Growing Downtown Studio

PGAV Destinations reinvests in the Central and Creative Corridors

PGAV is pleased to announce the five-month renovation of its 200 N. Broadway studio in Downtown St. Louis has officially begun, reinvesting in The River City!

The $3.2m renovation project will significantly expand PGAV’s current layout, while also creating innovative workspaces to accommodate recent staff expansion, averaging 10% year-over-year growth for the last four years. Designers will continue to work at full capacity throughout the renovation, slated to finish in February 2018.

With such a rapidly-expanding team, as well as roster of diverse projects around the country, PGAV will nearly double its space in its current downtown location, within the 20-story building which was designed by PGAV in the 1980s.

“It’s been a thrilling time for our firm as decades of momentum has culminated in one of the most rapid and healthiest growth periods in our history,” says Mike Konzen, Chair and Principal of PGAV. “It’s important for us to celebrate and reinvest that success in the “Creative Corridor” of St. Louis, which has been our home for more than fifty years and our intended home for at least the next decade.”


PGAV is partnering with numerous hometown entities to complete the firm’s newest vision:

Beginning in St. Louis in the mid-1960s, PGAV (Peckham, Guyton, Albers, and Viets) has expanded throughout the decades into three distinct, yet collaborative divisions. PGAV Architects designs marquee facilities for universities, hospitals, libraries, workplaces, and more across the country. PGAV Planners conducts planning, design, and consulting services for public, corporate, and institutional clients; and PGAV Destinations generates master plans and attraction design for theme parks, zoos, aquariums, museums, and resorts across the world.

PGAV Destinations has had a significant impact on regional tourism by partnering with attractions such as the Scottrade CenterSaint Louis CardinalsAnheuser-BuschMissouri Botanical GardenSaint Louis Zoo, and Ameristar among others. PGAV Planners has helped sculpt our civic landscape via our long-standing clients such as CortexGrand CenterUniversity CityMaryland HeightsWashington UniversityCrestwood, and Shrewsbury among others.



PGAV originally designed the entire office building at 200 N. Broadway to house numerous organizations. The building occupies the site of the former home of William Clark’s son, descendant of the famed leader of the Louisiana Purchase Expedition of the early 1800s.

Follow @PGAVDestination and @Spot_the_Zebra on Twitter and Instagram for the latest images and updates from the project.


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’s 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.


About PGAV Planners
PGAV Planners is a global leader in planning, design, and development consultation to public, corporate and institutional clients. For over fifty years, the practice has created unique approaches and solutions to community planning and development issues and orchestrated public/private partnerships to address redevelopment challenges. PGAV Planners are experts in development finance, economic studies, community planning, and public engagement.

PGAV’s key clients include Chicago, Oklahoma City, Memphis, New Orleans, and hundreds of smaller communities throughout the United States.


About PGAV Architects
PGAV Architects is a nationally recognized design firm specializing in next-generation environments that facilitate learning, working, and living. For over 50 years, the firm has successfully guided its clients through the creative process of discovery, design, and implementation to create benchmark, high-performance facilities, inspired by the firm’s belief that design can be transformative – empowering people, organizations, and communities.

PGAV’s consistent success is the result of a collaborative process for engaging with visionary clients and industry-leading consultants who share its passion for the design of innovative and technologically advanced facilities. The firm recognizes the workplace is a strategic tool designed to support individuals, teamwork, and the changing needs of an organization. PGAV focuses on the client’s business goals to design facilities that enable improved interactions, communication, and operations to positively affect the experience of the occupants as well as the bottom line.

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