Awards

Excellence in Construction - 2020
ADCI and Holtz Builders were honored by Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Tennessee with an Excellence in Construction Award for the Wilderness Resort's Employee Housing project in Sevierville, TN.

The Excellence in Construction Award honors the skill and creativity of the entire team - contractor, owner, architect and engineer - responsible for an outstanding construction project.
Top Design Firms - 2020
Hotel Management ranks ADCI as a USA Top Design Firm in the Hotel Industry.
Top Architects and Designers - 2020
Hotel Business ranked ADCI in the Top 30 in the USA for Architects and Designers.
Top Design Firm - 2019
Hotel Management named ADCI as a Top Design Firm for the hotel industry.
Projects of Distinction - 2019
Associated Builders & Contractors Recognized Seven ADCI-Designed Projects with "Projects of Distinction" Awards during their annual award event on February 13, 2020.

Sundara Inn & Spa Expansion and Renovation, Contractor: Holtz Builders, Inc.
Tangent/Vintage Brewing, Contractor: Friede & Associates
Big Joe Lift, Contractor: Holtz Builders, Inc.
The Lodge at Mauston, Contractor: JKC, LLC
The Harborview Hotel Renovation, Contractor: Northcentral Construction
Sacred Heart Chapel Addition, Contractor: Friede & Associates
Kalahari Convention Center, Contractor: Frieded & Associates

When architectural design excellence and highly-skilled construction combine, the results are exceptional. Congratulations to these award-winning contractors who brought our Clients' visions and ADCI's designs to life.
Top Architects and Designers - 2019
ADCI was ranked in the Top 25 hotel architects by Hotel Business for 2019.
2019 Leading Edge Award
On the heels of being named a 2019 Dream Design by Aquatics International, the World Waterpark Association (WWA) awarded The Kartrite their 2019 Leading Edge Award.

The Leading Edge Award recognizes creativity in the development of new themes, facilities, programs, services or operational concepts in the water attractions industry.

ADCI is honored to be the Architect of this award-winning vacation destination and we're proud to have worked with The Kartrite, Aquatic Development Group, Proslide, MP-Squared Structural Engineers and Harwood Engineering Consultants to bring this exciting resort to life.
2019 Dream Design Award
Aquatics International selected The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark as a 2019 Dream Design. ADCI and Aquatic Development Group collaborated to create this new generation of luxury indoor waterpark resort. The vision was brought to life by Suffolk Construction.

This innovative and wildly creative resort boasts 324 exquisitely designed suites within a modern luxury lodge. The Kartrite has re-envisioned the perfect family resort...from its magical waterpark and fun-filled family entertainment center to innovative farm-to-table cuisine; from restorative spa to shopping spree afternoons.
ADCI President Bob Nagel Honored as a Patriotic Employer
Bob Nagel proudly accepted the Patriotic Employer award as presented by Roger Cole of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). Bob was nominated for the award by ADCI designer and National Guardsman Phil Bebber, which recognizes efforts made by individual bosses and supervisors to support citizen warriors through flexible work schedules, time off for deployment, caring for families and granting leaves of absences.

Phil is a Sergeant in the Wisconsin Army National Guard and has served for 10 years, including deployment to Afghanistan in 2012/2013. His unit is the 229 Engineers based out of Richland Center and Prairie du Chien, WI. Thank you for your service, Phil – we’re proud to have you on our team!
Commercial Design Award - 2018
Summer House Grill & Bar received the In Business magazine (Greater Madison) 2018 Commercial Design Award for Best New Development or Renovation - Restaurant or Bar. The award was presented to ADCI and clients Miza, Mary and Elvis on April 4, 2019.

"We've all been to those dreary, neighborhood bars, and this looks like it was one of those, and what they were able to convert it into was quite astounding," one of the CDA judges marveled.

Another judge remarked, "Hat's off to them for trying to work within the existing building." Rather than demolish the rundown, tired building, the owners decided to save the structure and invest in a renovation. The judges agreed that the greenest approach was to reuse the existing structure. ADCI architect Ryan McKichan led the design effort for Summer House.
Excellence in Construction - 2018
ADCI and Holtz Builders were honored by Associated Builders and Contractors with an Excellence in Construction Award on March 27 in Long Beach, California. The winning project was Camp Gray's "The Ark" - a new gymnasium and activities facility located at their camp campus near Reedsburg, WI.

No ordinary gymnasium building, The Ark is designed to blend with its woodland surroundings and Camp Gray's northwoods theme. Attention to scale, artistic touches and unique architectural detailing creates a welcoming space that inspires both competition and camaraderie.

The Excellence in Construction Award honors the skill and creativity of the entire team - contractor, owner, architect and engineer - responsible for an outstanding construction project.
Projects of Distinction - 2018
Vennebu Hill Wedding Barn & Event Center received an Honorable Mention at the 2018 Projects of Distinction Awards ceremony. The recognition was received from Associated Builders and Contractors (Wisconsin Chapter). ADCI's Josh Johnson and Russ Eilers were the architects.
Projects of Distinction - 2018
Sundara Inn & Spa Expansion Project was honored by Associated Builders and Contractors (Wisconsin Chapter) with a Silver Award. ADCI is proud to have been the architectural team that helped Sundara take their world-class facility to the next level. ADCI architect Michael Maas and interior designer Caralyn Kirkegaard led the design team.
Projects of Distinction - 2018
Camp Gray's "The Ark" gymnasium was honored by Associated Builders and Contractors with a 2018 Gold Award. ADCI architect Michael Maas led the design effort.
Top Design Firm - 2018
Hotel Management magazine named ADCI to its 2018 Top Design Firms roster.
Top Hotel Architecture Firms - 2018
ADCI was recognized in the top 30 of Building Design + Construction's 2018 Giants 300 Report: Top Hotel Architecture Firm in the US.
Excellence in Masonry - 2018
The Wisconsin Masonry Alliance (WMA) awarded ADCI their Excellence in Masonry award for the Oak Park Place senior living community in Menasha, Wisconsin. Entries were judged on creativity and design excellence in the use of brick, stone and concrete masonry.

Josh Johnson, ADCI Senior Architect, noted during the award interview that while the building is not small, skillful use of brick and stone to break up the mass and elevations of the facility resulted in the building feeling comfortable in scale.

Oak Park Place ownership appreciates the durababilty and low maintenance aspect of the natural materials, while positive remarks from Oak Park Place residents and their family and friends on the aesthetics of the facility means the project was a success on all fronts.

Hospitality Giants - 2017
Interior Design magazine, an international publication, named ADCI among the Top 75 hospitality design firms in the US in its 2017 Hospitality Giants ranking.
Bob Nagel inducted into the WWA Hall of Fame
West Palm Beach, FL - Architectural Design Consultants, Inc. (ADCI) founder and president Robert W. Nagel was officially inducted into the World Waterpark Association (WWA) Hall of Fame at the Opening General Session of the WWA's 2017 Symposium and Tradeshow on October 17. The Hall of Fame honors and celebrates visionaries and pioneers who have reached a level of eminence through noteworthy contributions to the advancement and development of the water attractions industry.

Within the industry, Bob and ADCI are recognized as having designed more waterpark focused resorts than any other firm in the world. ADCI works on a multitude of projects in various industries across the United States, but nothing gets Bob energized like the prospect of designing another innovative, world-class indoor waterpark resort.
Excellence in Construction - 2017
The ADCI-designed renovation of a vacant hotel into a family-fun destination waterpark resort was awarded an Excellence in Construction Award by Associated Builders & Contractors of Oklahoma.

Always with an eye to ROI and guest satisfaction, ADCI staff crafted a conversion that maximizes usage of the existing building and property footprint while also allowing for potential future expansion of both the hotel and waterpark. Having worked with Great Wolf Resorts for years, ADCI architects understand "Great Wolf hospitality" and how that is most effectively translated into building features, design and ambiance. Showcasing stunning mountain views, incorporating the latest in resort features and capturing the "spirit of the wolf" were top priorities for the architects and interior designers. The result is a fun-filled family adventure destination that offers shopping, dining, recreation and relaxation under one roo.
Top Design Firm - 2017
Hotel Management magazine named ADCI to its 2017 Top Design Firms roster in its June issue. To read the issue, click the link below.
Projects of Distinction 2016 - Three Winning Projects
Three ADCI-designed projects were recently honored by the Associated Builders and Contractors trade association (Wisconsin Chapter) with a "Projects of Distinction" award. Receiving a Gold Award for Restoration/Renovation was B-Lux Grill & Bar in Lake Delton. Casa de Oakes in Reedsburg won a Silver Award for Healthcare under $5M, and Reedsburg Country Club in Reedsburg was the recipient of a Silver Award for Commercial projects under $2M. Congratulations to our clients and their contractors!
Top Architect - 2016
Hotel Business DESIGN ranked ADCI in the Top 20 of hotel architects in the United States.
Top Design Firm - 2016
ADCI received recognition as a 2016 Top Design Firm in hotel design. Presented by Hotel Management.
Wisconsin Family Business of the Year - 2016
ADCI, along with 5 other honorees, was presented the 2016 Wisconsin Family Business of the Year award on May 12 in Madison. "Our firm has won dozens of professional awards," stated ADCI founder and President Bob Nagel, "but this one carries the most meaning on a personal level. It's a testiment to what we're all about."

The award highlights and celebrates the accomplishments and contributions of family-owned businesses that make an impact on the Wisconsin business community. Winners are chosen by an independent panel of judges from nominations solicited from family businesses in Wisconsin.
IIDA Wisconsin - 2016
M.A.C.S. and ADCI were honored with a First Place: Hospitality/Retail award by the International Interior Design Association Wisconsin Chapter in their 2016 Design Competition. Macaroni and Cheese Shop (M.A.C.S.) is a specialty menu restaurant located in the Wisconsin Dells area. ADCI assisted the Owners with tenant build-out and interior design. Durability, reproducibility and a warm, industrial-influenced theme were the goals successfully achieved.
Projects of Distinction - 2015
Silver Award: Kalahari Resort Phase I - Poconos, PA

Kalahari Resort in the beautiful Pocono Mountains lives up to its breathtaking setting. This new from the ground up destination resort boosts 457 hotel rooms, 110,000 SF convention center, a 135,000 SF indoor waterpark, 5 restaurants, a night club, indoor theme park and an extensive retail shopping area. Completion of Phase II will further elevate Kalahari Poconos to one of the largest indoor waterpark resorts in the country.
Projects of Distinction - 2015
Gold Award: Cold Water Canyon Clubhouse

Cold Water Canyon Golf Course is part of the beautiful Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. After an early 2014 fire extensively damaged the course's clubhouse, owners turned ADCI to design a new facility. Golfers and guests are enjoying the expanded pro shop, larger dining room and an expansive patio backdropped by spectacular views of the golf course. The architecture and interior design follow the feel of Chula Vista Resort...stonework, exposed timbers and warm colors.
Projects of Distinction - 2015
Gold Award: Glacier Valley Ford

Long-time Baraboo commercial resident, Glacier Valley Ford, had outgrown its facility and with no room to expand, the owners searched for a new location. Turning to the team of ADCI and Friede & Associates, a building nearly double the size of their existing facility was designed for this new state-of-the-art dealership.

Ensuring clients feel welcome was a priority for the owners. The customer lounge has amenties such as flat screen TVs, Wi-Fi, a children's area and beverage service to ensure any wait time is comfortable. An interior drive-through service lane allows customers to exit and enter their vehicles away from inclement weather.
Projects of Distinction - 2015
Gold Award: Jay's Power Center

Jay's Power Center had outgrown its location on Reedsburg's east side. The highly successful retailer of motorcycles, snowmobiles, ATVs and UTVs needed more space for not only their showroom, but a busy service center. When a former auto dealership property became available, the site size, features and location where perfect for a new, larger Power Center.

Working closely with the Owner and Polaris and Victory franchise representatives, the showroom and display spaces were carefully designed to create an effective sales environment that showcases vehicles and products while still allowing for a light-filled space, which was important to the Owner. A two-story, glass attrium provides ample room to prominently display vehicles both on the main floor and the second level. Well-planned lighting ensures that products are highly visible even after dark, creating a dramatic front entrance.
World Waterpark Association Leading Edge Awards - 2015
ADCI was recently honored with not one, but a pair of waterpark industry awards. Two exciting new resorts in the Pocono Mountains (PA) - Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Waterpark and Kalahari Resorts - and their design teams, both lead by ADCI, were selected by the World Waterpark Association (WWA) for a 2015 Leading Edge Award.

The award honors "park and supplier members who through their combined efforts have brought a project, product, service or program to fruition, thereby creating industry innovation and leadership."

"Receiving two Leading Edge Awards in the same year is an amazing accomplishment and speaks to the skill and dedication of our staff and that of our design partners," shared Bob Nagel, President and founder of ADCI. "A goal at ADCI is to position our clients as leaders in their communities and industries - this award confirms we are accomplishing that mission. Camelback and Kalahari ownership are equally committed to excellence and to delighting their guests with the best in resort facilities. The award is acknowledgement of their success."
Projects of Distinction - 2014
Gold Award: Restoration/Renovation at Ho-Chunk Grill

A complete commerical kitchen remodel to increase efficiency and reduce maintenance.
Projects of Distinction - 2014
Gold Award: Restoration/Renovation at Wilderness Resort and Hotel

The $4 million upgrade of a new bar and restaurants, swim-up bar and indoor go-cart track required funneling all materials through the go-cart track area. As-built vs. original drawings didn't match, requiring just-in-time engineering and fabrication to fit the go-cart track between three buildings with different elevations and angles.
Top Projects Award - 2013
Congratulations to our friends and clients at St. Mary's school on your classroom renovation project that was selected by The Daily Reports as one of 2013's Top Projects
Award of Excellence - 2012
Richland Center Community / Senior Center - Presented by Wisconsin Park & Recreation Association
Projects of Distinction - 2012
Gold Award: Holiday Wholesale Freezer & Warehouse Addition
Top Hotel Design Firm - 2009
Presented by Hotel Design
Top Hotel Design Firm - 2008
Presented by Hotel Design
Top Projects Award - 2008
Kalahari Indoor Theme Park Presented by Wisconsin Builders and The Daily Reporter, February 2009
Design Award, Bronze - 2008
Trappers Turn Clubhouse Presented by ASID Wisconsin Chapter, February 2009
Design Award, Bronze - 2008
Kalahari Resort Nyumba Luxury Kondominiums Presented by ASID Wisconsin Chapter, February 2009
Top Design Themed Living - 2008
Kalahari Resort Nyumba Luxury Kondominiums Presented by Resort and Recreation, November/December 2008
Dream Designs Award - 2008
CoCo Key Resort at Omaha Holiday Inn Central Presented by Aquatics International Magazine, July 2008
Top Hotel Design Firm - 2007
Presented by Hotel & Motel Management
Top Hotel Design Firm - 2007
Presented by Hotel Design
Innovative Design - 2007
Great Wolf Resorts Presented by World Waterpark Association, October 2007
Dream Design Award - 2007
Wilderness Wild Waterdome Enclosure Presented by Aquatics International Magazine, July 2007
Top Design Firm - 2007
Presented by Midwest Construction in October 2007
Top Hotel Design Firm - 2006
Presented by Hotel Design
Diamond Award - 2006
Grand Conceptor for Great Wolf Lodge in Pocono Mountains Presented by American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania (ACEC/PA)
Projects of Distinction Award for Interior Design - 2006
Chula Vista Resort Conference Center Presented by ABC Wisconsin Chapter
Top Design Firm - 2005
Presented by Hotel & Motel Management
Build Wisconsin Award - 2005
Blue Harbor Resort, Conference Center & Condominiums Presented by The Associated General Contractors of America.
Sauk County Small Business of the Year - 2005
Presented by Sauk County Development Corporation
Projects of Distinction Award - 2005
For a Commercial Project over $10 Million Blue Harbor Resort, Conference Center & Condominiums - Presented by ABC Wisconsin Chapter
ARDY Finalist for Resort Architecture - 2005
Blue Harbor Resort and Conference Center Presented by American Resort Development Association (ARDA)
Top Project Award - 2004
Blue Harbor Resort, Conference Center & Condominiums presented by Wisconsin Builder and The Daily Reporter
Top Design Firm - 2004
Presented by Hotel & Motel Management