Scott Stefanc

Vortex Aquatic Structures International

Programmer, Designer, and Project Manager

As a programmer, designer and project manager, Scott Stefanc has over 23 years’ experience in the design & development of aquatic facilities including waterparks, splashpads, aquatic centers and aquatic amenities for resorts & hotels. He joined the Vortex team in 2013, and in his consultative role, assists clients with complex projects to achieve unique, entertaining and commercially successful attractions. Stefanc has worked on projects throughout the world with both traditional and design-build delivery methods. His past clients include Wet’n’Wild Sydney, Dreamworld, Great Wolf Resorts, Universal, Disney, Wanda, Hilton, Marriott, Kalahari Resorts, Center Parcs and numerous city and county parks departments. He travels to engineering, landscape architecture and other design firms and organizations, educating designers and clients on the integration of aquatic play attractions. He has also participated as a speaker for many industry organizations including WWA, IAAPA and NRPA. Stefanc holds a bachelor of landscape architecture degree from Iowa State University. He lives in the Des Moines area and enjoys the outdoors (particularly kayaking and hiking) and is a volunteer with his local Scouts BSA Troop.