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P.J. Berjis

Director of Design, Principal

Fascinated by three-dimensional form, P.J. has instinctively sought out various avenues in which to pursue his curiosity. Starting his career in Frank O Gehry’s design studio, P.J. gained acclaim as a Project Architect for the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. He found his tenure there to be the perfect environment in which to explore three-dimensional form. From there he moved to WET Design, again as a Project Architect and successfully developed methods in coalescing hydraulic principals with forms and textures. Inspired by these breakthroughs, P.J. left WET Design to co-found Studio H2O so that he could pursue his theories and to further develop new concepts in water art. In addition to his work with hydrodynamic forms, P.J. has developed innovative designs for a select, discrete Clientele and holds two patents for packaging designs for the motion picture industry. P.J. holds a bachelor of architecture degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture and a Master of Architecture degree from the San Francisco Institute of Architecture. He also completed various courses at Frank Lloyd Wright’s School of Architecture, Taliesin West in Scottsdale Arizona. Some notable projects in Mr. Berjis’ portfolio of water design include: Mirage water and Fire Features in Las Vegas, Nevada; Columbus Circle water feature, in New York City, New York; Somerset South Mall water feature, Troy, Michigan; Houston Galleria water feature, Houston, Texas; Dubai Marina water feature, Dubai, U.A.E.; and Mall of the Emirates water and fog features, Dubai, U.A.E.

Ebony Sargent

Project Designer
Ebony is an artist at heart. She has a passion for sculpture and spacial expression. Miss Sargent has extensively traveled Europe and across The United States where she has developed a respect for nature, horticulture and Architecture. She has taken her form of artistic expression combining with the natural canvas of nature along with sculpture and Architecture to create harmony in outdoor spaces. Ebony has been educated as a civil engineer as well as receiving a Bachelors of Landscape Architecture from Texas Tech University. As a Landscape Architect she looks forward to creating artistic outdoor spaces for all to enjoy.

Michael Sibayan

Project Designer

At an early age, Michael was inspired with the concept of creation. During the remodel of his childhood home, he was immersed within construction process. Here he saw large beams, wooden frames, and sheathing come together all the while his family still lived in the previous house on the same lot. Once a good portion of the house was built, they moved into it and demolished what was left of the existing rooms. This process fascinated Michael and inspired him to earn a Bachelor’s degree of Architecture at Woodbury University. Today Michael is driven to combine art and
architecture to produce material poetry with elemental accents. As a Project Designer he looks forward to integrate harmonic composition of Lighting, Space, Landscape and Water Features that immerse users.

Joanna Barajas

Marketing Director/Office Manager

Joanna comes to us with a diverse set of experiences. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Science at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. But soon after, she had plans to go to Europe. After college, she trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France and quickly fell in love with the food and architecture. After returning, she joined a nutrition education non-profit, where she maintained a recipe blog and was able to grow the brand's online presence with her social media skills. She later worked in wine sales and took a position as a culinary instructor. Starring in a few of her own cooking videos and cookbook publications, she has always enjoyed using her communication skills to educate and connect with her audience. Her role at Studio H2O feeds her creative spirit by cultivating a strong community and online presence, while also maintaining the office and bookkeeping.

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