Chris Roy

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Chris Roy is OTL’s Director of Creative Design, delivering a depth of creativity, an exceptional eye for detail, and a wealth of expertise to each and every OTL project.

With more than 16 years of experience in water feature design and construction, Chris is an expert in bringing projects from creative concept through delivery. By working closely with property owners and developers, as well as architects, landscape architects, engineers, and field technicians, Chris oversees the creative direction of each OTL project, ensuring that each project’s design intent is achieved or, preferably, surpassed.

Building on a career that includes senior-level positions with Fluidity Design Consultants, Resort Waterscapes, and WESCO Fountains, Chris has spearheaded high-profile water feature projects throughout the world – most notably the magnificent Texas Live! show fountain in Arlington, Texas; the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.; Camana Bay in the Cayman Islands; and the Whale Project in Juneau, Alaska.

Chris honed his design expertise at the Art Center College of Design, where he graduated with honors and a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial design, majoring in environmental design. During his time at the Art Center, Chris emerged as a leader among his peers, restoring the model shop’s injection molding machine and instructing classes on its operation, and also working part-time as a model maker for local landscape architecture firm Atypical Studio.

When he is not creating or guiding the design of OTL’s remarkable projects, Chris enjoys hiking, Jeeping, camping, and exploring the mountains and deserts, which ties into his work at OTL. He is constantly observing and taking pictures of natural rock formations, streams, waterfalls, and various environments – all of which serve as inspiration for the company’s artificial rockwork and naturalistic stream projects. The interesting rocks he gathers on his journeys serve as great examples of color and texture that drive innovation for future projects.

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