Our Mission is to be a world-class aquatic firm that sets the standard in providing innovative and timeless design coupled with comprehensive and enduring engineering solutions for our development partners.

We Will...

  • act with Integrity
  • be Customer Centric
  • champion Teamwork
  • deliver Operational Excellence
  • excel in Innovation
At Aquatic Design & Engineering (ADE), we create Engaging Water. Through our uniquely developed design process, we combine creative design with complex engineering to produce compelling guest experiences and memorable aquatic moments.
Since 1987, our team of innovative professionals has helped craft more than 2,200 projects worldwide. Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, with a branch office in Dubai, UAE, we are well positioned to service the aquatic needs of our clients in our key market sectors of water features, resort amenities, water parks, and themed entertainment experiences.



ADE projects have been honored every year as part of its annual Dream Designs competition

  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014

ADE ranked as part of the business publication’s Best Places to Work in Central Florida

  • 2018
  • 2016
  • 2015

ADE earned a spot on the statewide magazine’s list of Best Companies to Work For

  • 2016

ADE’s original office buildout and office expansion each garnered the organization’s Golden Brick Award

  • 2016
  • 2012

ADE’s designs have been recognized with the industry group’s International Award of Excellence

  • 2014
  • 2010

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)

Development Partners


Over our more than 30-year history, ADE has had the privilege of working on game-changing projects, developing significant business sectors, and transforming as a company into a leader in the aquatics industry.
Here are just a few pivotal milestones in the life of our firm.
  • 2016
    After specializing in designing water features for the attractions industry, ADE makes it official with the launch of its Themed Entertainment Studio.
  • 2015
    ADE expands into Texas with the opening of its Dallas office, serving development partners across the Central Time Zone and beyond.
  • 2014
    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.
  • 2013
    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.
  • 2008
    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.
  • 2007
    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.
  • 2002
    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.
  • 1994
    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.
  • 1987
    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.