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Rhodes Joins Firm
We're pleased to welcome Roger S. Rhodes, AIA, LEED AP, as Senior Project Manager in the firm’s Madison office.

Rhodes brings over 25 years of experience and a long track record of successful project management in healthcare, commercial, municipal and retail markets, effectively advancing projects from inception through planning, design and construction. He has been the recipient of numerous awards throughout his career.

“Roger has exactly the broad-based, project management skill set our clients value. He knows how to effectively manage workflows and resources to successfully execute the client’s vision,” said William Ryan, Executive Vice President / COO.

His responsibilities range from facilitating project team resources and providing project financial oversight on larger-scale projects to business development activities, particularly in the Madison (WI) area market.

“ADCI’s prominence in the hospitality and leisure industry, solid reputation for successful project delivery, their client-centric business model, strong leadership team and diversity of markets served all contributed to my decision to join the firm,” explained Rhodes.

Rhodes was previously with a national architectural firm where he held positions including manager of the healthcare division and client/project manager. Prior to that, he worked at both mid-size and small architectural firms in Illinois and Wisconsin.
Madison WI Poised to Bring a Wright Design to Life
ADCI architect Josh Johnson talked recently with "The Capital Times" about Frank Lloyd Wright and his work as Madison moves closer to building a Wright-designed boathouse as part of a larger waterfront redevelopment project. Some of Josh's insights were included in an article published in June. Read the full story via the link below.
5 of Top 10 Indoor Waterparks of 2017 Designed by Architectural Design Consultants, Inc. (ADCI)
In a recent readers' poll conducted by USA Today's 10Best, 5 of the top 10 indoor waterparks in the US were designed by ADCI's team of experts. And congratulations to our clients for creating exceptional guest experiences to earn this Top 10 title!

Great Wolf Lodge - Multiple Locations
Kalahari Resort - Multiple Locations
Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark - Lake Geneva, WI
Wilderness Resort - Wisconsin Dells, WI
Wilderness at the Smokies - Sevierville, TN

Read the article via the link below.
An Impressive 2016 - ADCI is Number One
As the World Design Leader of Indoor Waterpark Resorts, it's not surprising when ADCI racks up some impressive numbers. In a recent article by David J. Sangree, President of Hotel & Leisure Advisors, those numbers speak for themselves.

Of the 1,258 U.S. indoor waterpark resort (IWP) guest rooms added to inventory in 2016, ADCI designed 73%. Equally impressive is that ADCI designed more than 50% of all new IWP square footage added last year in the U.S.

Mr. Sangree also predicts a robust 2017 for the waterpark industry as a whole. Read his analysis and projections by following the link below.
Poconos Indoor Waterparks Featured in The Morning Call
The Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania has re-emerged as a family-fun destination with several new indoor waterpark resorts constructed since 2005. ADCI is proud to have been the architect on the major players in this exciting renaissance: Great Wolf Lodge, Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia, and Kalahari Resort. Read the article via the link below.
Good Morning America at Kalahari Resort - Inside the Nation's Largest Indoor Waterpark
Want a glimpse inside the biggest indoor waterpark in the United States? The link below will take you to Good Morning America's visit to Kalahari's newest resort in the picturesque Pennsylvania Poconos. Completion of Phase II construction in 2017 added 110,000 SF to the indoor waterpark and over 500 guest rooms to the resort. At 220,000 SF, a small city of people could fit inside the waterpark alone with a maximum capacity of nearly 7,000.

Congratulations to the Nelson family (who own Kalahari) and their entire team. ADCI couldn't be more proud to have been your architect for both phases of this spectacular property!
Cameron Named ADCI Partner
David Cameron, AIA, LEED AP BD+C became part of the ownership group of ADCI on January 1, 2017. Dave joined the staff in early 2015 when his firm, Cameron Aslaksen Architects in Reedsburg, merged with ADCI.
Colorado Springs Hotel Conversion Named One of "This Year's Most Anticipated Properties"
TripSavvy.com issued their picks for the best new family-friendly hotels opening in 2017 - number two on the list is Great Wolf Lodge in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This ADCI-designed hotel conversion transformed a formerly vacant hotel building into an indoor waterpark resort that's sure to become the family-fun destination in the region.
4 of the Top 5 "Best Indoor Waterparks in America" Designed by ADCI
October 2016: TimeOut.com published its list of the 12 best indoor waterparks in America. Four of the top five happen to be ADCI designs. They are: Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells, WI; Camelback Lodge in Tannersville, PA; Wilderness at the Smokies, Sevierville, TN; and Great Wolf Lodge, Concord, NC. Congratulations to our clients for being named the best in the business!
New York Times Features Great Wolf Lodge and Wilderness Resort
In the June 19, 2016 edition of the New York Times Travel Section, two ADCI client resorts were featured, stating "Some hotels have so many amenities they give nearby [theme] parks a run for their money."

Great Wolf Lodge in Garden Grove, Californa, and Wilderness Hotel and Golf Resort in Wisconsin Dells were highlighted in the NYT's Theme Park Issue (print and online). Little wonder - these super-sized properties offer guests everything they could want without leaving the resort. Incredible accommodations, thrilling waterparks, restaurants, shopping and activities to keep even the most energetic kids (and the young at heart) busy. They offer ample opportunity to kick back and relax, as well, including on-site spas.

Hats off to Great Wolf Lodge and Wilderness Resorts - ADCI is proud to have been your architect on these magnificent properties.
Great Wolf CA - Additional Coverage - May 2016
Coverage of Great Wolf Lodge's newest indoor waterpark resort continues. The May 2016 issue of World Waterpark Magazine provides another indepth look at this exciting new resort in Garden Grove, California. Follow the link to read the issue. Look for the ADCI ad on page 39.
ADCI's Josh Johnson receives Distinguished Service Award - April 2016
AIA Wisconsin, the state society of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), awarded ADCI architect Josh O. Johnson a Citation for Distinguished Service for his contributions and service to the profession of architecture. Congratulations, Josh!
Wisconsin Architects Foundation Recognizes ADCI - April 2016
ADCI was recognized at the AIA Wisconsin Spring Convention for its support of the Wisconsin Architects Foundation (WAF). WAF's mission is to enhance the public's awareness of architecture through its commitment to architectural education. The Foundation provides scholarships and grants for architectural students and educational programs. ADCI is a proud supporter of WAF.
Great Wolf Lodge CA Grand Opening Coverage - April 2016
The $250 million indoor waterpark resort opened in March 2016 to a whole lot of fanfare, splash and howling wolves. Located in Orange County, California, it is the region's first indoor waterpark. ADCI (Design Architect for this massive project) is proud of our long history with Great Wolf Resorts and honored to have been part of creating their 13th resort. Read all about this world-class destination by clicking the Amusement Today link below.
A "Sweet" Project in Chocolate Town, USA - February 2016
Twizzler Twist Slides and Reese's Water Walk pads are just two of the attractions at this new candy-themed pool complex. ADCI is proud to have led the design team for Hershey Lodge's new Water Works. Follow the SmartBrief link for details or go to www.hersheylodge.com to check out all that Hershey Lodge has to offer.
October 2015
ADCI was honored with two World Waterpark Association Leading Edge Awards at the Annual Symposium & Trade Show held October 20-23, 2015. See more details under "Awards"
Yahoo Names ADCI-Designed Indoor Waterpark 1 of 9 Best in US - 2015
Yahoo Travel named Wilderness Hotel & Resort in Wisconsin Dells to their Top 9 Indoor Waterparks in the United States. Wilderness Resort is America's biggest waterpark resort and ADCI has been the resort's go-to architect since the beginning. Congratulations Wilderness!
May 2015
ADCI presents scholarship at Wisconsin Dells High School to provide assistance to a graduating senior pursuing a career in architecture, building/construction trade, interior design, engineering or construction management
May 2015
Dells company opens indoor waterpark at Poconos ski resort; Vermont and Colorado could be next
April 2015
Andy Berry, AIA, NCARB and Meg Roback, AIA LEED, AP join the ownership group at ADCI
January 2015
The Ho-Chunk Grill Renovation project has been selected for a 2014 Gold Project of Distinction by the Wisconsin Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors
January 2015
ADCI is excited to add Dave Cameron, AIA LEED - AP BD+C, to our team
November 2014
Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark in Tannersville, PA on track for Spring 2015!
November 2014
See us at IAAPA 2014 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, November 17-21!
October 2014
We can't wait to meet up with our friends and clients at Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino October 27 -30!
October 2014
Spa Serenity expansion is complete. Working with ADCI, Spa Serenity was able to meet their objective of obtaining a larger business space and yet keep their established presence in Downtown Baraboo.
July 2014
The Wisconsin Fire Journal features the Delton Fire Department as the Department Profile in the July/August issue.
June 2014
We are extremely proud to have been a part of the Stepping Stone team! This fantastic traditional housing project will benefit many of our local families for years to come.
May 2014
ADCI and Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. make the LA Times with project close to Disneyland
May 2014
Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. breaks ground on their $250 million Hotel Waterpark Resort in Garden Grove, CA
April 2014
Congratulations to our friends and clients at St. Mary's school on your classroom renovation project that was selected as one of 2013's Top Projects
March 2014
ADCI is thrilled to be working with St. Vincent DePaul to bring an affordable housing solution to the Wisconsin Dells. Check out this great article on the Stepping Stone Transitional Housing project!
March 2014
ADCI at the Midwest Food Service Expo!
February 2014
In the historic Pabst Brewery complex in downtown Milwaukee, the former Pabst brewhouse and mill house are now home to a 90-room boutique hotel and restaurant. We were proud to team with Landmark on this project that is as garnering national design attention including features in HA+D, The Business Journal and a 2013 J.Timothy Anderson Award for best Commercial Project in the country.
February 2014
ADCI at the Midwest Food Service Expo
January 2014
Wisconsin Fire Chief quarterly magazine features Delton Fire Department's new station
December 2013
Leisure & Hospitality International features Kalahari Resorts
July 2010
2010 DreamDesign Showcase Features ADCI Great Wolf Resorts new Concord, NC property earns top trade honor
November 2009
Wisconsin Builders A List ranks ADCI as the 11th largest in the State
October 2009
Midwest Construction Magazine lists ADCI as one of the Top Design Firms in its annual ranking
August 2009
Topping the Charts - ADCI designed 13 of the top 25 waterpark resorts as ranked by square feet; 14 of the top 25 when ranked by room count (as published in Waterpark Resorts Today)
July 2009
ADCI project Wilderness of the Smokies receives Dream Design Award from Aquatics International
July 2009
Indoor Waterpark Resorts Supply & Demand Update: ADCI leads the industry, designing 12 of the top 25 IT List properties