Ralph Appelbaum Associates (RAA)

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1 - 5 Portpool Lane
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Exhibition Design,Interpretation & Interpretive Systems


Nearly a half century ago, we pioneered a new approach to learning in public. Ralph Appelbaum Associates (RAA) is now the world’s largest practice dedicated to the planning and design of museums and narrative environments.

Today, we work on commissions of all sizes to use physical space as a medium for communication and dialogue. Our comprehensive creative and technical offerings uplift the missions and ideas of our clients. Past and current projects include many of the world’s most recognisable cultural attractions.

Our international studios are diverse and interdisciplinary: we draw together designers, architects, artists, historians, educators, media-makers, technologists, writers and poets that are passionate about encouraging a mindful connection to the world around us.


With over 24 years of practice in London, and over 45 years operating globally, RAA has worked with many of the world’s most recognisable museums and learning institutions. RAA’s commissions are widely recognised as leaders of excellence, often setting the highest quality standard.


More than 75,000,000 people encounter our work every year.

Our work has been honored with every major award for design and communication, including the first-ever US National Design Award for Communications Design, the Art Fund Prize, Museums and Heritage Awards for Excellence, the United States Presidential Award for Design Excellence, Red Dot, the GOOD DESIGN Award, the Industrial Designers Society of America, and more than 250 other awards from organisations around the world.