The architects were shortlisted in May and asked to submit their designs for the building, due to be opened in 2014 as a centre of 21st Century design.
Among the six are Edinburgh-based firm Sutherland Hussey. The other companies are Delugan Meissl Associated Architects, Kengo Kuma and Associates (image above), REX, Snøhetta and Steven Holl Architects. [View all design via BBC at In pictures: Dundee V&A designs]
More than 120 firms took part in the competition to design the landmark building. Sir Mark Jones, director of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, said they were "fantastic designs from brilliant architects".