Slideshow: WET Fountain Design, The Wonka Of Water


If you’ve ever been to the Grove, or the Music Center, or Bellagio in Las Vegas, you’ve seen the spectacular fountains designed by WET. I had the chance to poke around their Sun Valley “idea playground” during a premiere party for the new engineering competition TV show Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius. The show premieres next week on Discovery and stars Obama advisor/ Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle star Kal Penn as he presents challenges to the contestants – I overheard someone describe it as “Top Chef for engineers” – and the winner gets a job at WET.  Here’s a look inside the fantastic lab where water and fire and art and science combine into spectacular cascades.