- act with Integrity
- be Customer Centric
- champion Teamwork
- deliver Operational Excellence
- excel in Innovation
ADE projects have been honored every year as part of its annual Dream Designs competition
ADE ranked as part of the business publication’s Best Places to Work in Central Florida
ADE earned a spot on the statewide magazine’s list of Best Companies to Work For
ADE’s original office buildout and office expansion each garnered the organization’s Golden Brick Award
ADE’s designs have been recognized with the industry group’s International Award of Excellence
ADE shared its experience designing aquatic features for Morgan’s Inspiration Island, hailed the world’s most accessible water park. (“Water Wonderland” Oct. 2017)
ADE provided its expert opinion on what to consider when building a splash pad. (“First-Class and Financially Feasible” Jul. 2016)
ADE was recognized for its instrumental part in changing the state’s restrictions on sun shelves. (“Florida Building Code Limits Finish Options, Brings Back Sun Shelves to Commercial Pools” Nov. 2016)
ADE provided an in-depth look at its redesign of a family-friendly kids aquatic playground at The Diplomat Resort & Spa. (“Cool in the Pool” Jul. 2016)
ADE is highlighted in a rundown of niche consultants that have made a mark on development in Gulf countries. (“The Specialists” Jan. 2015)
ADE shared its perspective on ways to enhance retail environments with aquatics. (“Something in the Water” Oct. 2014)
ADE spoke with local business reporters about working on the largest cruise ship in the world. (“Orlando firm designs slides for Royal Caribbean's new ship” Mar. 2015)
ADE shared its company history in a feature story for this Central Florida business magazine. (“Creating with the Magic and Motion of Water” Apr. 2013)
ADE is profiled in this feature article about the company’s aquatic projects all over the world, including the Yas Island Welcome Pavilion in Abu Dhabi. (“Making a Splash” Oct. 2012)
Here are just a few pivotal milestones in the life of our firm.
After specializing in designing water features for the attractions industry, ADE makes it official with the launch of its Themed Entertainment Studio.
ADE expands into Texas with the opening of its Dallas office, serving development partners across the Central Time Zone and beyond.
ADE takes its design capabilities to the next level with Harmony of the Seas, Royal Caribbean’s then-largest ship in the world. ADE engineered the kids aquatic play area and the cruise brand’s first-ever onboard waterslides.
ADE moves to downtown Orlando, signaling the start of a major growth period with another office expansion into today’s space of nearly 6,000 square feet.
ADE expands with an office in Dubai, starting to take on more work in the Middle East including two monumental projects: the fountains at the Yas Island Welcome Pavilion and Abu Dhabi’s Presidential Palace.
The City of Dreams project in Macau takes ADE employees to China for multiple weeks at a time over the course of a year. It sets the record as the largest project in ADE’s history, but it won’t hold it for long.
ADE designs a marquee show fountain in the City of White Plains, New York, bringing a revitalization of the downtown core with the aptly named Renaissance Plaza Fountain.
ADE completes the poolscape for a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, the first of what will be dozens of projects for the most visited vacation resort in the world.
Ken Martin founds Aquatic Design & Engineering, taking on more and more high-profile projects through the next decade for Central Florida’s prominent theme park and hospitality industries.