Museum of Life & Science- Earth Moves Exhibit, Durham, NC by Mike Clonts

After a year of design , engineering, and testing of theories followed by a year of construction. We are finally able to see how well we met expectations in regards to water flows. The project is “Earth Moves” at the N.C. Museum of Life and Science. When complete, this exhibit will provide numerous hands on activities that demonstrate movement of the earth that occurs both naturally and mechanically. Working with the brilliant design team on numerous projects at their site challenges us to be at our best and to date we think we have done well.

The water course portion begins with water flowing off roof tops with angle adjustments to change water trajectory off of it. This feeds a water course with ways to dam sections to change the water course. There is also an erosion section that allows interaction to see how obstructions alter flow. The hand carved stone elements allow interaction with water.

Now that we are pleased with the water flow, museum staff can mow forward with other portions of the project. Keep an eye on our progress to see it all come to life before summer.

Boyd Plaza Renovation, Columbia Museum of Art by Mike Clonts

The Fountain Division of W.P. Law Inc, is excited to say that the Boyd Plaza at the Columbia Museum of Art is now open to the public. We were selected to make changes to Boyd Plaza for the original creation of the Keenan Fountain which included the “Apollo’s Cascade” Sculpture. To now be selected to rework it with total redesign and direction for the space was especially rewarding. The Boyd Foundation was generous to also fund a deep cleaning and polishing of “Apollo’s Cascade”. It was much needed as it made the sculpture look new along with the renovations.

The total redesign of the Gressette Fountain ties it into the new plaza with much more meaning and interest than the old one. It was a tough project with the weather conditions and a lot of hard work from a great group of designers, general contractors, and subcontractors. With all being local it added more pride and ownership into the project.

Take the time to stop by and see all the new features and how pedestrian friendly this renovation turned out.

Museum of Life & Science - Earth Moves Exhibit, Durham, NC by Christi Humbertson

The Fountain Division of W. P. Law, Inc, is busy building the newest exhibit at the NC Museum of Life & Science called "Earth Moves."  This exhibit will teach children about how water and erosion can change the earth using various water features.  This exciting hands-on exhibit should be open late fall 2018.  Keep an eye on our construction to see it come to life!

WRAL-TV, Raleigh, NC by Christi Humbertson

Capital Broadcasting Company’s WRAL Television Station in Raleigh, NC underwent a substantial renovation, which effected the iconic fountain that was originally built by W. P. Law, Inc. The Fountain Division moved all of the equipment and piping and reworked the fountain to accomodate the new landscape.

Durham Convention Center, Durham, NC by Christi Humbertson

The Fountain Division of W. P. Law, Inc. was tasked with rebuilding the feature fountain at the Durham Convention Center in Durham, NC.  The original fountain was abandoned and turned into a flower bed many years ago and management recently made the decision to recreate the fountain.  Because of the dirt/vegetation and maintenance neglect, the fountain was in very bad shape.  Our crews rebuilt, rewaterproofed, and restarted the feature to recreate this beautiful cascading fountain.