James F. Dunn

Aquatic Development Group


When Jim started out working in the family business building pools in high school, one wonders if he ever envisioned himself, thirty years later, as being one of the aquatic industry’s leading designers and builders. His passion and enthusiasm for creating innovative products and solutions to enhance his client’s business has resulted in a breakthrough InDepth(TM) approach that is applied to all aspects of project management and development.A registered architect with over thirty years’ experience at ADG specializing in aquatics, Jim oversees all design/build projects. His portfolio includes many of the most prestigious waterparks in the country. His work has received numerous awards over the years including several WWA Leading Edge awards, an Aquatics International’s Dream Designs award, multiple IAAPA Brass Ring awards, and a WWA Executive Award. In 2011, Jim was named to Aquatics International’s “Power 25,” a prestigious list of industry influencers working to establish a standard Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC) on which he serves as a board member. Jim graduated from SUNY Buffalo with a degree in architecture.