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DESIGN 221: Water in Architecture

Learning Objectives

  • Generate creativity with sample designs, construction and technical details.
  • Identify how to create a successful collaboration between water designer and architect.
  • Define the water feature consultant’s role and where their expertise should start and stop.
  • Discuss how to build a design team and a construction team.


Helena Arahuete will explain how her architecture firm, Lautner Associates, developed design and construction teams to develop unique and complicated projects. The success of those projects was the result of detailed coordination and collaboration with a multitude of experts, including hydraulic and structural trades specific to the water features.

Time/ Credits

2:00 hrs


Helena Arahuete, NCARB

Principal of Lautner Associates Helena Arahuete Architect in Playa Del Rey, CA
(310) 577-7783

  • M.A. Architecture, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Member of GENESIS® Education Board
Helena Arahuete, NCARB

Arahuete began working with world renowned architect John Lautner in 1971. She served as Project Architect on numerous Lautner projects, and rose to become the Chief Architect in John Lautner’s office until his passing in 1994. She continues to develop state-of-the-art contemporary organic projects that are sculpted right out of their unique site’s environment. Her past and current projects are located in the States of California, Idaho, Michigan, Arizona, Hawaii, Alaska and Australia. Arahuete has been published extensively throughout the world and continues to asked to lecture at a variety of institutions.