Insight, Swimming Pool Design
Valley’s Coolest Pool Designer
August 14, 2011, Author: bianchi
Published in Phoenix Magazine
, March 2008
For decades, residents have spent most of the valley’s hot summers wading in ordinary homemade ponds called swimming pools. “What a travesty,” pool designer, Kirk Bianchi says, “These could be sacred pools.”
After studying architecture at Arizona State University in the late 80’s, and after reading about an ex-fisherman who was creating custom water features and swimming pools, Bianchi fell in love with the idea. So he went to work for him and gave up the suit-and-tie gig completely. Now he makes pool design a higher form of art – from reflective pools fed by serene fountains to raised 360-degree vanishing-edge swimming pools with sleek handrails.
“My niche is the fusion of the three disciplines- Pools, landscapes, and exterior architecture, for the ultimate fusion of outdoor lifestyle design,” Bianchi says.