ADCI's Susan Wilsie-Govier Retires
It is with the warmest of best wishes and more than a little regret that we bid farewell to Susan Wilsie-Govier, NCIDQ, WRID, as she retires and begins the next chapter in her life story. Sue has been both a firm partner and Director of Interior Design. Sue’s wonderful ability to understand a client’s vision and convert their ideas into colors, textures and materials has resulted in exceptional spaces and places for clients throughout her 36-year career.
The Interior Design team is now led by Dustin Struckmeyer, NCIDQ, IIDA, LEED AP, who joined ADCI early this year. Sue and Dustin have worked closely for many months to ensure a seamless transition for both clients and ADCI staff.
Under Sue’s leadership, ADCI created its Interior Design division when she joined the firm in 2005. Since then, the division has grown to a full-time staff of five designers who create award-winning interior experiences for resorts, spas, hotels, restaurants and other properties across the United States.
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Struckmeyer Joins ADCI as Director of Interior Design
ADCI is pleased to announce that Dustin Struckmeyer, NCIDQ, IIDA, LEED AP, has joined the firm as Director of Interior Design. Having previously owned his own design studio as well as spending several years with a prominent design firm in Madison, Dustin brings an entrepreneurial spirit and extensive experience on project types ranging from higher education and correctional/justice facilities to financial and municipal projects, including multi-million dollar interior design projects. Most recently, Dustin was the Instructor of Record for numerous interior design courses at Madison College where he developed curriculum and directly instructed students in the many aspects and principles of interior design.
As Director of Interior Design, Dustin oversees all aspects of the design process for his team, from concept design to construction documents and construction administration.
Congratulations on a Major Accomplishment
Congratulations to one of our own - Joe Coughlin. Recently, Joe passed the Wisconsin Architect Registration Exam and is now a licensed architect. All of us at ADCI couldn't be more proud.
Joe obtained his Master of Architecture with a concentration in Ecological Design from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and has been part of the ADCI family since 2013.
Maas Named ADCI Partner
Architectural Design Consultants, Inc. (ADCI) is pleased to announce that Michael L. Maas, AIA, became part of the ownership group January 1. Mike joined the firm in 2013. With over 20 years of experience in the construction industry, he skillfully combines an architect’s perspective with constructability insights to deliver designs that are creative and innovative while also buildable and cost-efficient.
Mike takes pride in creating and managing projects that exceed client expectations, while offering a delivery method that fosters professional trust and friendships that stand the test of time.
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.
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.
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"
The Ho-Chunk Grill Renovation project has been selected for a 2014 Gold Project of Distinction by the Wisconsin Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors
ADCI is excited to add Dave Cameron, AIA LEED - AP BD+C, to our team
Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark in Tannersville, PA on track for Spring 2015!
See us at IAAPA 2014 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, November 17-21!
We can't wait to meet up with our friends and clients at Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino October 27 -30!
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.
The Wisconsin Fire Journal features the Delton Fire Department as the Department Profile in the July/August issue.
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.
ADCI and Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. make the LA Times with project close to Disneyland
Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. breaks ground on their $250 million Hotel Waterpark Resort in Garden Grove, CA
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
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!
ADCI at the Midwest Food Service Expo!
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.
ADCI at the Midwest Food Service Expo
Wisconsin Fire Chief quarterly magazine features Delton Fire Department's new station
Leisure & Hospitality International features Kalahari Resorts
2010 DreamDesign Showcase Features ADCI Great Wolf Resorts new Concord, NC property earns top trade honor
Wisconsin Builders A List ranks ADCI as the 11th largest in the State
Midwest Construction Magazine lists ADCI as one of the Top Design Firms in its annual ranking
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)
ADCI project Wilderness of the Smokies receives Dream Design Award from Aquatics International
Indoor Waterpark Resorts Supply & Demand Update: ADCI leads the industry, designing 12 of the top 25 IT List properties