Jim Doyle is Director of Technical Resources at WET. He guides WET’s teams as they pursue marrying ever more challenging technologies with human experience. Jim’s contribution includes the Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas, Performance Lake at Wynn Macau, the Salt Lake 2002 Winter Olympic Games Cauldron, the Mirage Volcano in Las Vegas, CityCenter in Las Vegas, and the world’s largest performing fountain, The Dubai Fountain in the UAE.
Jim received an Academy Award in Technical Achievement in 1992. With more than three dozen feature films to his credit, Jim is a veteran special effects technician. His entertainment credits include: Cirque du Soleil; Tama Center of Tokyo, Japan; Universal Studios California and Florida, as well as Rio Hotel, Desert Inn, Mirage Hotel and Treasure Island in Las Vegas, Nevada, and he has supervised special effects for more than one hundred music videos and television commercials. Jim holds pyrotechnic licenses for the states of California and Nevada and holds a federal license as a user of high explosives.
Combining other natural elements, WET’s features also employ fire, ice, light and sound—all to create places for people to rediscover their humanity at its most fundamental level.
WET have been the recipients of multiple international awards including, in 2010, nominated as one of the world’s 50 Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company Magazine, Entertainment Industries Council’s SET Award, 2012, Award of Appreciation, From Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea and Los Angeles Architectural Award by the Los Angeles Business Council.
WET has always focused on sustainable development, employing the smart use of water, energy and materials. WET pioneered most of the world’s significant innovations in the water feature industry over the last twenty-seven years, from laminar flow, to compressed air technologies, to hydraulic jump technologies, and open joint-paving (inventing the first fountain that came from and disappeared back into a plaza surface), underwater high-intensity-discharge lighting, underwater robotics, sophisticated massively-parallel output control systems, and particle-based simulation systems for pre-visualization of water features and how they will behave in various environmental conditions. WET just completed its new, 50,000 square foot indoor/outdoor research complex, next to its 60,000 square foot state-of-the art manufacturing facility and near its 8,000 square foot design studio.