The design and construction of waterfalls, springs, streams, pools, and the associated gardens is my primary business. No other aspect of the landscape so fully expresses the beauty of nature.

For a water feature to be successful as a work of art it is critically important that it not appear to be artificial or out of context. Views must be controlled such that the origin of the water is never evident. Likewise, the water must always be a small element within a larger landscape. If the terrain is not suitable, it may be derived from architectural grade changes, or implied through the massing of plants. Edges, straight lines, and borders do not occur in nature, and have no place in a naturalistic water feature. Waterfalls are created by erosion; and this, and other natural processes, must be evident in the design. If these and other simple precepts are followed then it is possible to create a water feature that will be an enduring work of environmental art.

All of my water features are designed to function as aquatic ecosystems, and may provide habitat for plants, fish, birds, and other wildlife. I utilize integral bio-filtration systems to insure minimal maintenance.

Private Estate >

It's all about understanding how stone and water interact. Sometimes a strong flow is needed to express the power of stone and water.

At other times a delicate sheet flow best expresses the designer's intent
Sometimes a whole symphony is required

< Jacksonville Airport Holiday Inn

A view of the atrium falls from the lounge. These falls wrap around and disguise the structural column which supports the atrium skylights. The opposite side features a "Great Stone face" sculpted in flint.

Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel >

Tampa, FL

Detail of a small stream disappearing into an artificial sinkhole pool in the courtyard of the hotel. This beautiful garden also features a grove of giant bamboo

< Embassy Suites Hotel,

Orlando, FL

A view of the smaller of two water features in the atrium.

Marriott Hotel >

Quito, Ecuador, South America

The strange cold tropical climate of Quito can be seen in this photo. A banana (Ensete sp.) grows near a large conifer more typical of Montana. There are no seasons. The air is always cold at 10,000 feet. The pool must be heated at great expense or no one would ever swim!

< Holiday Inn North,

Raleigh, NC

A detail of the falls. Quartz is an extremely difficult kind of rock to work with.

First Baptist Church >

Jacksonville, FL

A view of the baptismal font

< Kanapaha Botanical Gardens,

Gainesville, FL

A detail of one of the falls