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PGAV Destinations hired by Missouri Botanical Garden

The USD $100 million project is the largest in the Garden’s 162-year history

A rendering of Missouri Botanical Garden's future Jack C. Taylor Visitor Center

PGAV Destinations, a global leader in the planning and design of unique destinations, is charged with creating a new digital media experience for the Missouri Botanical Garden at its new Jack C. Taylor Visitor Center. The lobby-located immersive media experience will provide visitors with a vibrant visual presentation of the organization’s mission and worldwide impact.

Landmark long history

The Missouri Botanical Garden is both a National Historic Landmark and a center for science, conservation, education and horticultural display. Its mission is “to discover and share knowledge about plants and their environment in order to preserve and enrich life.”

In addition to connecting people with plants, showcasing the natural world, the center will be a symbol of that mission. Funded entirely from private donations, the $100 million project is the largest in the Garden’s 162-year history.

Transformation planned

Because the Jack C. Taylor Visitor Center project has already broken ground, the media experience will open in summer 2022. “The Missouri Botanical Garden has been a beloved client of PGAV’s for many years,” said PGAV CEO Mike Konzen. “We are excited to collaborate with them to create an immersive entry experience into the new design.”

Most recently, PGAV was the Presenting Sponsor of Garden of Glass at the Botanical Garden. “It is always special to work in our hometown for a place that we consider our Garden.” PGAV will work collaboratively with Garden staff to develop the content as well as select appropriate hardware solutions. PGAV’s technology partner Mad Systems will help implement the design. 

The Botanical Garden believes the new visitor center will transform guest’s experiences, sustain the Garden’s future, and contribute to a growing cultural renaissance in St. Louis. It aims to offer an environment which fully embraces sustainability and powerfully transports guests into the Garden’s oasis. 

Previously, PGAV Destinations appointed Greg Crane as a full-time Senior Designer. 

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