environmental health, strong work ethic, Vision.

Aquatic Habitats leads the way in crafting exquisite Fine Water Features, driven by a steadfast commitment to meticulous design, environmental integrity, unmatched work ethic, and collaborative partnerships with our clients and colleagues. Our unwavering dedication to surpassing expectations is evident in our comprehensive services, which encompass every stage from initial conception to ongoing beautification, ensuring that each project is a testament to our pursuit of perfection.



Possessing a wealth of knowledge accrued from a well-seasoned background in the design/build industry and over 25 years of tenure in the aquatic design industry, Artarian's expertise in artistic design and environmental engineering is unparalleled. His unwavering hands-on approach ensures that each project reflects a perfect fusion of aesthetics and sustainability from conception to completion.

John’s unique ability to blend artistry with functionality is the heart of the Aquatic Habitats' success, creating water features that captivate the eye while harmonizing with their unique surroundings. His leadership goes beyond traditional boundaries, instilling in his talented team the necessity to transform each project into a living work of art that resonates with its environment. Artarian’s vision extends far beyond designing water features; it's about crafting living, breathing works of art that leave an indelible mark on a landscape, reflecting his commitment to artistic ingenuity and environmental stewardship.

Under John’s guidance, Aquatic Habitats has gained acclaim for creating immersive aquatic experiences that tell unique stories of balance, beauty, and environmental harmony. From the luxurious landscapes of The Hamptons, the urban canvas of New York City, along the eastern seaboard down to the sun-kissed shores of Palm Beach, Florida, John takes immense pride in Aquatic Habitats extensive service reach and its team’s never-ending strive to grow nationally and their consistent goal of surpassing all client’s expectations through every aspect of each project.

Aquatic Habitats CEO John Artarian
Our Team and

The World of Aquatic Habitats

Kristie Artarian
Associate vice President

Kristie Artarian plays a pivotal role in the leadership and management of the company. Since the inception of Aquatic Habitats, Kristie has been an indispensable part of the team, contributing significantly to the growth and success of the company for over 15 years. Her dedication and proficiency extend across all facets of business operations, showcasing her as a key figure in steering Aquatic Habitats toward excellence.

With a passion for aquatic environments and a commitment to sustainable practices, Kristie combines academic acumen with practical experience, ensuring Aquatic Habitats remains at the forefront of innovation in the industry. Armed with a master's degree in clinical social work from Stony Brook University, Kristie brings knowledge and expertise to Aquatic Habitats, providing each AH team member with a joyful work environment and support system needed throughout their tenure at the firm. Her leadership and strategic vision continue to drive the company's achievements, making her an invaluable asset to the organization.

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Camden Ackerman
Operations Officer

Camden spearheads Aquatic Habitats' client, municipal, and governmental relations division. He brings to the team his passion for nature and creativity. With nearly two decades of experience navigating the political landscape of government relations, he is crucial in maneuvering through the complexities of client and municipal relations at the local, state, and national levels.

Camden's academic foundation in political science and communications from Iowa State University complements his rural Iowa farm roots, where his love of nature and creativity developed. Drawing on his years of experience managing extensive development projects within government relations and regulatory compliance, Camden provides a unique management perspective to the AH team that has proved invaluable.

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Eva Rhodes
Executive Operations Officer

Eva is a seasoned IT professional whose software development and implementation career has taken her across every corner of the U.S. and its borders. Her extensive experience and adaptability from diverse locations contribute to her well-rounded perspective on operational intricacies, client relations, and team management.

In her role as Executive Operations Manager, Eva is the driving force behind the seamless executive functionality of Aquatic Habitats, providing the AH team with the knowledge and ability not only to navigate but also to stay ahead of the ever-progressing world of tech and sensitive client relations at the executive level.

Eva's commitment extends beyond the boardroom; she is dedicated to ensuring top-notch customer service, a cornerstone of Aquatic Habitats' ethos. The company's reputation for excellence reflects her passion for cultivating strong client relationships.

Outside of her professional endeavors, Eva is a devoted aunt to her two nieces and fur mom to her beloved pup, Izzy. Her commitment to family values is evident in her personal life and influences her approach to leadership, fostering a supportive and collaborative work environment.

With roots in Long Island and a heart devoted to her work and family, Eva Rhodes embodies the values that make Aquatic Habitats thrive.

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Alex Chamale
Field Operations Officer

With over a decade of invaluable experience in the field, Alex Chamale stands as the Field Operations Officer at Aquatic Habitats. His journey in the industry has been marked by his relentless commitment to excellence and an undeniable passion for delivering the highest standard of professionalism to clients.

Alex plays a pivotal role in translating the AH vision into reality, overseeing the execution of projects with precision and expertise. His extensive knowledge and hands-on experience contribute to successfully installing every aquatic landscape that consistently exceeds client expectations.

Alex's dedication goes beyond the installation site; he is unwavering in his commitment to providing clients with the most professional outcome and experience. His leadership ensures that Aquatic Habitat sets the industry standard and solidifies Aquatic Habitat’s reputation for unsurpassed quality and reliability.

Alex Chamale continues to be the top driving force behind Aquatic Habitats' success, embodying a commitment to excellence that defines the company's essence.

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Colleagues AND Collaborations

Architects – Designers
Anthony Mrkic Architects
Bates Masi+ Architects
Edwina von Gal
Hollander Design
Jeremiah Brent Design
LaGuardia Design Group
Madison Worth Architecture
Maya Lin Studio
Nate Berkus Interiors
Perkins Eastman
Peter Pennoyer Architects
Rees Roberts + Partners
Stimson Studio
Kind Earth Growers
River Roads Ponds & Koi
Bulgin & Associates
Discovery Land Company
John Hummel and Associates
The Related Companies
Wright & Co
Canon HQ
NBC Studios
New York City Historical Society
New York Public Library
Oberlin College
Refinery Hotel
The Today Show
Village of East Hampton, New York
Village of Westhampton Beach, New York

Community and Preservation

In adherence with our deeply ingrained ethos of environmental stewardship, we steadfastly undertake initiatives to preserve and enhance aquatic habitats. Through our proactive involvement in organizing and leading beach and wilderness cleanups within our local community, we actively contribute to restoring fragile ecosystems and protecting vulnerable marine and terrestrial species.

two frogs basking on a rock

inspiration for what we do begins with our shorelines and forests.