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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 recognizable 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. 

Our work has been honored with every major award for design and communication, including the first-ever National Design Award for Communications Design.

Connective and transformative experiences in public spaces are essential for individuals, communities, cities, and nations — now more than ever. 

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


New York

+1 212 334 8200


88 Pine Street
New York, NY 10005
United States


+44 20 7692 7598


1-5 Portpool Lane
London EC1N 7UU
United Kingdom


+49 30 166 359 450


Oranienstraße 183
10999 Berlin


+86 10 5869 0610


39 Dongsanhuan

No. 5-2102

Beijing 100022, China