PROFILE

STUDIO TEAM


For more than 20 years, our multi-disciplinary team from the fields of art, architecture, engineering, and fabrication has been producing works that embody our passion for great design and craftsmanship.

Our design team consists of project managers with degrees in architecture and engineering and focuses on the management and technical aspects of each project. Their extensive experience in architectural integration and fabrication technologies results in projects that are well conceived and managed. In addition to general project and fabrication management, the design team is responsible for producing detailed drawings and specifications to communicate effectively with the architect, the builder, or the client. Our project managers also provide full planning and support services for installations and other work at site.

Working closely with our project managers, our fabrication team consists of highly skilled fabricators proficient in metal and stone fabrication techniques such as TIG welding, metal forming, water-jet cutting, metal finishing, and stonemasonry. Our fabricators are detailed and meticulous, resulting in work of exceptional quality. Our ability to fabricate and test all of our water features and components in-house provides us with a tremendous advantage to insure optimum performance at site.

Our on-site installation team and managers provide installation services for local projects. For all out-of-state projects, our installation managers provide on-site supervision, installation management, start-up, and adjustments as well as operational training. They work closely with the general contractor or a local installer to insure flawless installation. Closing documents, including detailed as-built drawings, equipment specifications, and maintenance procedures are provided by the Water Studio project manager after the completion of each project.

The dedicated team at Water Studio provides all clients with unparalleled service from start to finish. Our shared goal has always been to work closely with our clients to create enduring water features that will become the focal point in any space.
 

PRINCIPAL


Water Studio's principal, Sean So, has been designing contemporary water and fire features for 20 years. His passion and dedication has realized numerous accolades from a growing list of prominent clients throughout the world. After graduating with a degree in fine art and industrial design, Sean began his career closely studying and collaborating with the late, renowned artist, Eric Orr, who was considered by many to be a pioneering member of the California art movement known as Light and Space.

Sean’s goal to integrate art, design, and technology to his work has lead to the evolution of Water Studio's water and fire features. With each project, he strives to improve every aspect of the design and the process required to realize his vision. Significant accomplishments of Water Studio under his direction include large-scale water walls and sculptures, integrated water/fire features, and modular infinity-edged pools. In addition to numerous high-profile commercial and residential projects, recently completed public art projects include the Disney Cancer Center in Burbank, California, the Presbyterian Hospital in Whittier, California, El Paseo in Palm Desert, California, and Linear Cascade for Culver City, California.