Project Architect

Roto Group Roto Group Employer:
Dublin, OH, USLocation:
Wed, Feb 24 '21Posted on:

Roto is an accomplished interdisciplinary design and fabrication company specializing in turnkey solutions for exhibitions and attractions including museums, aquariums, zoos, brand and entertainment destinations. As a design-build company, we are in the unique position of both inventing and realizing our projects. The Project Architect’s role includes responsibility for creative development, design execution, and project coordination through all phases of the design process. The role is focused on the design, integration, and coordination of exhibits and other scenic and display elements into architectural environments.

Project work, responsibilities, and contributions span from concept through installation and are completed in collaboration with other in-house designers, project managers, writers, developers, engineers, architects, and fabricators as well as an array of external consultants, contractors, and venders. Typical projects might include exhibit design for an aquarium expansion, renovating an existing Smithsonian history gallery, or development of a new children’s museum from the ground up. If you have architectural experience but prize conceptualizing, designing, and integrating visitor driven experiences (rather than the buildings that house them) this may be the role for you.


Essential Functions:

  • Contribute to all stages of project development and design (master planning and concepting through CD / CA) for a variety of public use environments including museums, zoos, aquariums, brand experiences, specialty play spaces, and themed environments.
  • Create program documents, conceptual diagrams, space usage plans, detailed floor plans, elevations, 3D models, visualizations, cost estimates, and other technical and design documentation as a means of developing and defining exhibits and other display elements within larger architectural envelopes.
  • Collaborate with other Roto Studios, architects, subconsultants, and contractors to coordinate technical, engineering, MEPIT, and other requirements and synthesize into clear, concise, designs and documentation.
  • Research ideas, materials, approaches, costs, and techniques for design and fabrication of exhibits and display elements.
  • Research and ensure adherence to local building codes and other applicable codes, standards and guidelines.
  • Interface with Roto clients, lead client focused design discussions, and develop a genuine understanding of the client's needs, objectives, brand, and products.
  • Planning of project schedules, budgets, and resource allocations to meet each project’s deliverables and deadlines.
  • Coordinate the work of other Roto employees as well as subconsultants, contractors, and other project partners.



  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture is preferred. We also welcome candidates who have equivalent work experience in the architectural field and have a proven record of successfully designed projects.
  • Architectural registration is not required, but preferred.
  • Additional accreditation in project management, contract administration, specifications, interior design, sustainability, or other specific skills applicable to Roto’s work are a plus.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in similar capacity.
  • Experience developing design models, floor plans, elevations, and other technical design documentation relevant to Roto’s work.
  • Experience in schematic, detail design / design development, and CD phases is required. Experience in concept and CA phases is a strong plus.
  • AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp, and Microsoft Office proficiency is required. Facility with Adobe creative suite is a plus.
  • Experience with museums, zoos, aquariums, themed attractions or other public use type projects is a plus. Prior experience in aquarium design is of special interest.

Apply online: Roto's Career Site

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