Roto/LZA has designed aquarium experiences around the world for nearly thirty years. Our projects have ranged from large, new facilities to renovations for smaller, regional aquariums. Regardless of size, each project is given careful thought to ensure that it is both a hit with visitors and a good value for our clients.

We design exhibits that provide the best environments and conditions for animals, serve the requirements of husbandry, veterinary, and maintenance staff, and enlighten visitors with engaging experiences and educational storytelling.  In effect, we design exhibits with three primary constituents  - the animals, the husbandry staff, and the visitors.  By balancing these factors, we have created aquarium and zoo projects that are highly regarded by visitors and industry professionals alike.


Recent Projects

Our Featured Aquarium Projects

Caribbean Journey 
Texas State Aquarium
Corpus Christi, Texas

The Aquarium
Frost Science
Miami, Florida

Pacific Rim Aquarium
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Tacoma, Washington

Aquarium Building Redesign
The Toledo Zoo
Toledo, Ohio

Oceans Exhibit
Indianapolis Zoo & Aquarium
Indianapolis, Indiana

Our Aquarium Clients

Aquarium of Niagara
Master Plan
Niagara Falls, New York

Aquarium of the Pacific
Phase 1 Exhibit Design (Previously by Lenox);
Expansion Master Plan
Long Beach, California

City of Atlanta, Recreation Authority
Atlanta Aquarium Master Plan
Atlanta, Georgia

City of Dallas
Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park; and
Trinity River Audubon Center;
Dallas, Texas

Flint RiverQuarium
Albany Tomorrow, Inc.
Albany, Georgia

The Florida Aquarium
Phase 1 Exhibit Design (Lenox); and
Expansion Master Plan
Tampa, Florida

Florida Oceanographic Society
Master Plan
Stuart, Florida

Great Waters Aquarium
Master Plan
Cleveland, Ohio

Gulf of Maine Aquarium
Aquarium Master Plan; and
Laboratory Building Exhibits
Portland, Maine

Kajima Urban Design
Des Moines, Iowa

Living Planet Aquarium
Concept Study
Salt Lake City, Utah

Miami Seaquarium
Renovation and Expansion Master Plan
Miami, Florida

Mitsubishi, Ltd.
Gifu Aquarium
Gifu, Japan

Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration
Expansion Master Plan and Design; and
Dolphin Theater Feasibility Study
Mystic, Connecticut

National Aquarium in Baltimore
Marine Mammal Interpretive Exhibits;and
Amazon River Forest Exhibit
Baltimore, Maryland

National Aquarium in D.C.
Planning and Design of Aquarium
Washington, D.C.

National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium
Mississippi River Discovery Center
Dubuque, Iowa

NOAA/National Marine Fisheries
Harbor Seal Exhibit Concept Design
Woods Hole, Massachusetts

New England Aquarium
Expansion Master Plan; and
West Wing Expansion & Coastal Rhythms
Boston, Massachusetts

Osaka Aquarium
Planning and Design of the Aquarium
Osaka, Japan

Palm Beach Seaport Aquarium
Concept Plan
Riviera Beach, Florida

Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park
Penguin Coast Exhibit
Syracuse, New York

Save The Bay
Newport Exploration Center Exhibits
Newport, Rhode Island

Seattle Aquarium Society
Pacific Northwest Aquarium Master Plan
Seattle, Washington

Sociedade Metropolitana de Desenvolvimento Madeira
Funchal Aquarium
Madeira Island, Portugal

The John G. Shedd Aquarium
Master Plan (Previously by Lenox); and
Reef and Rotunda Renovation
Chicago, Illinois

South Carolina Aquarium
Planning and Design of the Aquarium;
Coastal Rhythms Exhibit; and
Secrets of the Amazon
Charleston, South Carolina

Tennessee Aquarium
Planning and Design of the Aquarium
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Texas State Aquarium
Phase 1 (Previously by Lenox);
Caribbean Wing; Saving Sharks!; Tentacles; and
Nearshore Gallery Redesign
Corpus Christi, Texas

Turtleback Zoo
Sea Lion Exhibit
West Orange, New Jersey

Wanda Corporation
Nanchang Aquarium
Beijing, China

Wildlife Conservation Society
Discovery Cove at New York Aquarium
Bronx and Brooklyn, New York