Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum in South Carolina calls on PGAV Destinations for master plan

(St. Louis, Missouri, USA) – PGAV Destinations, a global leader in the planning and design of unique destinations, is pleased to announce their work with the Patriots Point Foundation to provide a Museum Master Plan for Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

Patriots Point is one of Charleston region’s premier attractions, featuring the legendary aircraft carrier USS Yorktown and the Congressional Medal of Honor Museum. PGAV’s plan will focus on the utilization of the 36 acres surrounding the Yorktown as a nationally prominent cultural destination.

“PGAV’s assistance will be invaluable in creating a new vision for the Patriots Point facilities,” says Bob Simons, President of the Patriots Point Foundation. “We are looking to create an even bigger educational, tourism, and economic resource for the State of South Carolina.”

For this project, PGAV is teaming with Robert Wilburn of The Wilburn Group of Reston, Virginia, and Chris Cavanaugh of Magellan Strategy Group of Asheville, North Carolina.

“We are truly honored to be involved with such an iconic American destination and to have the opportunity to work with the Patriots Point Foundation,” says Mike Konzen, Principal of PGAV Destinations.

About PGAV Destinations
PGAV Destinations is a global leader in the planning and design of unique destinations. The firm uniquely combines award-winning storytelling and creativity with business strategy to create some of the world’s most important cultural, heritage, and natural destinations. PGAV develops growth-oriented master plans and translates these plans into innovative new destination products. Now in its fifth decade, the firm has authored hundreds of highly successful projects in places such as SeaWorld, the Grand Canyon, Biltmore Estate, The Gettysburg Battlefield, the Georgia Aquarium, Kennedy Space Center, and the Hoover Dam.

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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