Bachelor of Architecture, Kent State University: 1993

Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Kent State University: 1992


Training and Certifications

NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards), License No. 67480

State of Ohio Registered Architect, License No. 0914979

State of Indiana Registered Architect, License No. AR10100189

OSHA 30 Certification

Affiliations & Recognition

Archbishop Hoban Assistant Cross Country Coach

Vertical Runner Racing Team, Captain

Burning River Endurance Race, Course Director


J. Paul Romanic

NCARB Architect


With 30+ years of experience in Design, Architecture and Construction, Paul brings extensive experience and knowledge to our team and our clients. He is extremely approachable, listening and working closely with our clients to understand their needs to develop high quality and appropriate design solutions. His ability to quickly and clearly communicate design solutions both verbally and graphically allow our clients to fully visualize a completed space before construction begins. His award winning design process is informed by his knowledge of construction and strong technical skills in materials and building systems ensuring we provide you with practical, quality solutions to suit your needs.

Professional Experience

Metis Construction Services – Kent, OH

Architect: 2019-Present

J. Paul Romanic, Architect – Stow, OH

Owner/Architect: 2009-2019

DS Architecture – Kent, OH

K-12 Education Studio Director: 2017-2018

Adaptive Reuse Studio Director: 2016-2018

Senior Project Manager: 2015-2016

Olsavsky Jaminet Architects – Youngstown, OH

Sr. Project Architect, Design Lead,Interiors Architect: 2010-2015

Richard L. Bowen Associates (RLB+A) – Cleveland, OH

Senior Associate/K-12 Education Studio Director: 2004-2009

DLZ Corporation – Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Project Manager/Senior Architect/Senior Designer: 1995-2004

John N. Gruitza Associates – Sharon, PA

Designer/Project Architect: 1988-1995