Design starts with the Visuals.
The process from beginning to end must be very programmed and exact to get quality results that fulfill the Visual intent. This methodology must also be able to adapt to changing influences within the design and construction process.
Selecting appropriate materials and equipment for elements is crucial for longevity of any water environment. Careful consider and specification of submersed materials with exposure to unique water chemistry is essential in creating more permanent Visual integrity.
Starting with a Visual conceptual idea, the design process culminates in solutions that resonate with all aspects of a project. These solutions need to be sound, comprehensive and have a longevity that matches the Visuals.
Occasionally a design goal falls outside the reasonable boundaries of a project's resources. Understanding whether these Visual desires have the foundation for a real-world implementation is important to a realistic culmination of a project.
The most important facet of a team-effort is being able to listen to others, hear what their goals are and work toward solutions that fulfill the Visual intent of any project.