We create custom immersive experiences

An ecosystem of multidisciplinary studios

Designers think we’re architects. Architects think we’re engineers. Engineers think we’re artists. And they're all right! The Roto Group is an energetic ecosystem of multidisciplinary studios who work together every day to plan, design and build awesome spaces.

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Strategic Planning Studio

Roto’s experienced museum, zoo, aquarium and attraction professionals deliver robust analytical and creative ideation buoyed by deep and engaging audience-based feedback methodologies. Specialties include facility analysis, conceptual design for new visitor experiences, organizational strategic alignment, feasibility assessment, and fundraising support.

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Experience Design Studios

Three independent teams each led by multiple Principals from complimentary disciplines provide leading design solutions for exhibits, attractions and architectural features, including interiors, media, interactives, graphics, lighting and branding.

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Immersive Media Studio

A talented group of data artists, digital designers, developers, and hardware engineers create awe-inspiring original immersive installations and interactive spaces using advanced applications like AR/VR, gesture control, custom machine vision and invisible sensors to humanize technology beyond the touchscreen.

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Interactive Engineering Studio

Staffed by robotics engineers, show technicians, tinkerers and inventors, Roto’s engineering studio develops, prototypes, builds and installs a huge array of custom audio-visual, lighting, electronic, and electromechanical gadgets, systems and interactives, including more than 800 proven science and children’s museum exhibits.

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Custom Fabrication Shop

Occupying more than 50,000 square feet of state-of-the-art fabrication space, Roto’s shop relies on advanced precision milling and machining, expert joinery and metalworking, and high-end “museum quality” finishing to produce and install exhibit and architectural interiors, custom play environments, original outdoor installations, bespoke interactive showcases, and more.