Mehmet Dogu

Exhibition Designer

Contact Phone

(805) 893-3507

Office Location

Arts Bldg 1632


Mehmet Dogu has designed and managed the exhibitions at the Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara Museum’s Exhibition Designer since his hire in May of 2013.  For a comprehensive list of these exhibitions, please see the Museum website at:


During his work at UC Santa Barbara, Dogu has also designed and managed high visibility projects for the campus including A Vision of Change (an outdoor exhibition of the 1968 Black Student take over of North Hall) and the Arts District Banner Project.  He also curated exhibitions for the Museum and lectures, consults and works with various other departments and groups on campus. Currently, he also acts as the architectural liaison for the Devereux Collection and Research Center.


Prior to working at the AD&A Museum, Dogu has held Exhibition Design positions (both freelance and staff) since 1987 at: The Centers for Disease Control, Ralph Appelbaum Associates, Inc., Princeton University, The 3rd Istanbul Biennial, The Museum of Modern Art and others.


He has also consulted and collaborated on many design projects for and/or with: Steelcase, Herman Miller, The Center for Biologically Inspired Design at Georgia Tech, Perkerson Elementary School, Modern Atlanta, Perkins+Will, Firefly Design/Build and others. He is also a practicing artist dealing mostly with topics of identity construction through; photo-based installations, constructed paintings and light pieces. Since arriving in Santa Barbara, Dogu has launched a guitar + building business under the name of Action Figure Studios.


Dogu received his BS in Finance from the University of Utah in 1983 and his Masters in Architecture from Princeton University in 1994.