Architectural Record BE - Building Enclosure

Designing with Water: Indoor Water Features Make a New Wave

This course is no longer active
Sponsored by Bluworld of Water
Continuing Education

Learning Objectives - After this course, you should be able to:

  1. %IDescribe how the newest indoor water features work, including major system components and factors affecting selection
  2. %ICompare the many different types of indoor water features available and key design considerations involved in each
  3. %IDiscuss the most effective process for designing and delivering a successful indoor water feature
  4. %IEvaluate real-world examples of working indoor water features


Humans love water, and water features both natural and man-made have been a beloved part of landscapes and gardens throughout history. But until recently bringing water features indoors has been considered a challenge − even a risk. Now due to advanced technology, standardized methods and specialized turn-key manufacturers, a new generation of indoor water features is making designing with water a reliable, consistent, highly versatile way to make a spectacular impression. This course is an introduction to designing and delivering successful indoor water features, including system components, construction techniques, and a wide range of different types of features and options to provide virtually limitless design possibilities.