Su Koh

Museum & Exhibition Designer

United Kingdom
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About me

Su has over 10 years of design experience working in museums and the cultural sector in the UK and abroad. Su has worked on projects with institutions such as the Olympic Museum, National Museum of Scotland, British Museum, National Maritime Museum, and the National Trust. Su has designed galleries that have won the Museum and Heritage 2017 Awards for best permanent gallery and 2017 winner of the International Dibner Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits. Prior to this Su has worked on diverse architectural projects. Su has also lectured on architectural design and history. His teaching involvements include full time lecturing at UCSI in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, workshops with the Leicester University's School of Museum Studies, and being on the architectural crit jury panel at London Metropolitan University and Greenwich University.

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  • Residential
  • Marketing PR
  • Visual Arts
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Typography
  • Wayfinding Design
  • Design
  • Exhibition Design
  • Sketching
  • Public Exhibitions
  • Environment
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Royal Museums Greenwich

    Royal Museums Greenwich

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    Work history


    Museum and Exhibition Designer

    Royal Museums Greenwich

    Jun 2016
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Over 10 years of experience working in the cultural and heritage sector. Currently the Exhibition Designer at the Royal Museums Greenwich, London, Su provides 3D design and interior design for exhibitions, displays and public spaces for the Royal Museums Greenwich sites. Completed projects include: 'The Great British Seaside: Photography from the 1960s to the Present' exhibition, redesigning the National Maritime Museum's two entrances, redisplay of 'The Courtyard' gallery, Royal Museums Greenwich Members's Room, National Maritime Museum's Learning Space and a masterplan/feasibility study for the National Maritime Museum.


    Associate Designer


    Jan 2008 - Jun 2016
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Su has lead on many museums and exhibition design projects at Metaphor. Major design projects involved include the redesign of the new Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, the Museum of the Order of St John in London, Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo, a new exhibition space at the Globe Theatre in London, a 3 year exhibition and a permanent archive exhibition for Marks and Spencer in Leeds, a masterplan for the National Portrait Gallery London, an intervention project at the British Museum London, the Olympic Journey exhibition at the Royal Opera House in London, and half a dozen National Trust properties. Su is currently designing 11 new Science & Technology and Art & Design galleries at the National Museum of Scotland; redisplaying the Scottish Collection at the Scottish National Gallery; redisplaying the Fashion Museum in Bath; and designing a new exhibition for the Globe Theatre in London. Su is highly skilled in translating clients' vision into compelling 3D visuals and is experienced in graphic design and branding. Recent graphic design works include graphics for a National Trust welcome project at Tyntesfield near Bristol, a permanent gallery at Chatham Historic Dockyard in Kent, graphic and branding installations at 7 museums and heritage destinations in Pennine Lancashire, and website designs for the Museum of Marco Polo ( as well as Metaphor's website (



    Sep 2010 - Sep 2004
    • London, United Kingdom
    • The Bartlett, University College London, Masters of Architecture (MArch), Distinction University of Arkansas of Fayetteville, Bachelor of Architecture (BArch), Magna cum Laude Minor in Studio Art Award recipient for: - Wischmeyer Rome Travel Scholarship - American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Architectural Foundation's Scholastic Award - School of Architecture's Herbert Thomas Memorial Award - Deans List - University of Arkansas International Student Scholarship