Pioneers in the Destination Resort Industry | Established in 1987 by Robert W. Nagel as a five person firm designing local motels, we have since established ourselves as the leader in the waterpark resort design industry. Our design portfolio now includes more than 50% of the top waterpark resorts in the US. Our repeat client base provides proof that this focused effort is highly successful.
Continued Growth + Diversity | From our two Wisconsin locations, we provide the full range of architectural and interior design services nationwide. While internationally recognized in the entertainment and leisure industry, our expertise also encompasses housing, commercial, educational, municipal, industrial and mixed use markets.
A Family | We are a people people. Hospitable. Caring. A family. These values create the foundation of our relationship with you.
Your Success is Our Success | Our goal is to position you as a leader in your community and industry. We achieve this through our unparalleled experience, innovative design, and consistent quality.
Fast Track? Just Say Go | Project deliveries are tailored to your needs. We deliver projects via the traditional design/build method or prepare phased bid packages to meet aggressive fast track project schedules.
On Budget + On Schedule | By delivering complete and coordinated documents, we average less than 0.1% in architect initiated change orders (well below the industry norm), which keeps projects on budget and on schedule.
Architecture + Interior Design. Better Together | Fully integrated architecture and interior design creates increased market value for your projects.
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 Ny Um Ba Luxury Kondominiums Presented by ASID Wisconsin Chapter, February 2009
Top Design Themed Living - 2008 Kalahari Resort Ny Um Ba 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
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, October 2007
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
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 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
Projects of Distinction Award for a Commercial Project Over $10 Wilderness on the Lake Presented by ABC Wisconsin Chapter
- American Concrete Institute
- American Institute of Architects (AIA)
- American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)
- American Institute of Timber Construction (AITC)
- American Resort Development Association (ARDA)
- American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
- American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
- Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)
- International Code Council (ICC)
- National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
- Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI)
- Sauk County Small Business Association
- International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA)
- U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
- Wisconsin Society of Architects
- Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers (WSPE)
- World Waterpark Association (WWA)
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- November 18-22, Orlando, FL | IAAPA Attractions Expo 2013 is the one-stop destination for leisure and attractions industry professionals, including operators, suppliers, investors, and developers.
- January 22-24, Milwaukee, WI | 2014 Joint State Education Convention - Learn how ADCI can help your school's building project.
- March 25-27, Wisconsin Dells, WI | WALA's 19th Annual Spring Conference - Creative Mind. Creative Heart. Creative Care. Come and see what ADCI has to offer for Senior Living.
July 2010: 2010 DreamDesign Showcase Features ADCI Great Wolf Resorts new Concord, NC property earns top trade honor. (Aquatics International)
November 2009: ADCI ranked 11th by Wisconsin Builder Wisconsin Builders A List ranks ADCI as the 11th largest in the state.
October 2009: ADCI one of Midwest Constructions Top Design Firms Midwest Construction Magazine lists ADCI as one of the Top Design Firms in its annual ranking. (Get the List)
August 2009: it Book 2009-2010 ADCI leads the industry, designing 12 of the top 25 it List properties. (Read the article)
August 2009: ADCI ranked 28th Top Hotel Design Firm In the most recent Top Hotel Design Firm report published by Hotel Design Magazine ADCI ranks 28th.
July 2009: H&LA 2009 Indoor Waterpark Supply and Demand Update Hotel & Leisure Advisors
July 2009 Indoor Waterpark Supply and Demand Update. (Read the Report)
July 2009: ADCI featured in Aquatics International DreamDesign ADCI project Wilderness of the Smokies receives DreamDesign award from Aquatics International. (Read More)
July 2009: Indoor Waterpark Resorts Supply & Demand Update ADCI leads the industry, designing 12 of the top 25 it List properties. (Read the article)
March 2009: Pall Newman: Greening the Waterpark Resort industry Theres more than one way- The term Green is becoming a part of our everyday conversation and thinking. The Hospitality industry is no different... (Read More)
January 2009: Myra Furse: Kalahari Experience Impressive
Fall 2008: Suits and Suits Adding business space with a design mixing work and play... (Waterpark Resorts Today)