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The Falkirk Wheel
Practice information
Location Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Founded 1956
Buildings Commonwealth Institute
Falkirk Wheel
Gazprom City
Scottish Parliament building (with EMBT)
Awards Stirling Prize (2005)

RMJM (Robert Matthew Johnson Marshall) is an international architectural practice founded in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1956 by architects Robert Matthew and Stirrat Johnson-Marshall. The first offices of the practice were its headquarters in Edinburgh, and another in London. In June 2007 RMJM purchased Princeton, New Jersey based Hillier Architecture, forming a company with 1,200 employees.[1] Later in December 2011 RMJM acquired YRM[2] which will allow the possibility of future expansion into the technologically intensive industries such as environmental engineering.[3]

In its earlier years, RMJM designed in a functional modern style, with Matthews and Johnson-Marshall as strong proponents of the style in the United Kingdom. Today, RMJM provides architecture, master planning, design, and engineering consultancy services in several sectors including corporate and public, education, health and science, hospitality, transportation, and sports. RMJM currently operates out of offices in Istanbul, Dubai, Glasgow, Hong Kong, London, Moscow, New York, Shanghai, Singapore, St. Petersburg, Vladivostok and Washington D.C.


Lakhta Center, St. Petersburg, Russia (Design)[4]
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata, India [5]
Charity Hospital, New Orleans
Duke–National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School, Singapore
Jewel and Esk Valley College
University Campus Suffolk
Under construction
5-star hotel Hyatt at Korabelnaya Naberezhnaya, Vladivostok, Russia
5-star hotel Hyatt at Burniy Cave, Vladivostok, Russia
Gate to the East, Suzhou, China
Commonwealth Games Athletes' Village, Glasgow, Scotland [6]
Varyap Meridian Grand Tower 1, Istanbul
Capital Gate, Abu Dhabi
Beijing Olympic Green Convention Center, Beijing, China
Scottish Parliament Building, Edinburgh, Scotland[7]
Dubai International Convention Centre, Dubai
Falkirk Wheel, UK
GlaxoSmithKline Global HQ, Brentford, England
Sprint World Headquarters Campus, Overland Park, Kansas
Virginia State Capitol restoration, Virginia
Princeton University, Bowen Hall-Princeton Materials Institute
AT&T Corporation headquarters campus, Basking Ridge, New Jersey
Commonwealth Institute, London
University of York Campus
University of Stirling Campus
Victoria Quay, Edinburgh
Tron Theatre, Glasgow
University of Cambridge, William Gates and Microsoft Research Buildings
University of Oxford, Chemistry Research Building
Commonwealth Pool, Edinburgh, UK
Information Commons, Sheffield, The University of Sheffield, UK

Notable awards[edit]

Building and Design Awards, Best in category School & Education Builds Project of the Year,[8] Faculty of Engineering, National University of Ireland, Ireland
Dubai Cityscape Awards, Winner of Best Overall Project category,[9] Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company Capital Gate, Abu Dhabi
Dubai Cityscape Awards, Winner of Commercial and mixed use category,[9] Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company Capital Gate, Abu Dhabi
Universal Design Award (Gold) from BCA (Singapore Building & Construction Authority), Khoo Teck Puat Hospital , Singapore
11th SIA Architectural Design Awards, Winner of Project of the year category,[10] Khoo Teck Puat Hospital , Singapore
11th SIA Architectural Design Awards, Winner of Best Institutional/Healthcare Building category,[10] Khoo Teck Puat Hospital , Singapore
American Architecture Awards, Winner of Tour Signal Design Competition,[11] Tour Signal Design Competition , Paris, France
International Property Award, Best Architectural Project,[12] Varyap Meridian Grand Tower 1, Atasehir, Istanbul, Turkey
Skyrise Greenery Award, First Prize - Completed Projects,[13] Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore
Architectural Record China Awards, Best Residential Project,[14] Evian Town, Suzhou, China
USGBC Maryland Chapter, Special Accomplishment Award,[15] The Athenaeum at Goucher College
Cityscape Abu Dhabi - Middle East Real Estate Awards - Best Commercial / Retail Project Award,[16] Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company Capital Gate, Abu Dhabi
Dubai Cityscape Awards, Special Award - Islamic Architecture Category,[17] Al-Jami'a Al-Asmariya Al Asmariya University at Zliten

Restructuring and new offices[edit]

In October 2012, RMJM's three UK business were restructured. RMJM, RMJM London and RMJM Scotland. KPMG were appointed to manage the restructure. [18] A new business was set up to transfer the current contracts and associated architectural teams, known as RMJM European Division.

In March 2014 RMJM announced the extension of the global RMJM network, with new studios established in China, Pakistan, South Africa, and Bolivia.

In May 2014 RMJM established a joint venture with TÜMAŞ an engineering consultancy in Turkey.


  1. ^ "Designing a super-firm", Steve Rose, Business Week, 11 July 2007
  2. ^ "RMJM acquires YRM", RMJM, 23 December 2011
  3. ^ "RMJM agrees deal to buy YRM", Aaron Morby, Construction Enquirer, 4 January 2012
  4. ^ Lakhta Center. Architectural concept
  5. ^ "Industry Projects: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose (Kolkata) International Airport, India", airport-technology.com
  6. ^ "RMJM Website"
  7. ^ "Reassuringly expensive", Jonathan Glancey, The Guardian, 31 May 2004
  8. ^ "Sammon Group wins contractors award", Irish Independent, 14 December 2011
  9. ^ a b "2011 Winning Projects", Cityscape Global, 4 October 2011
  10. ^ a b "SIA Architectural Design Awards", SIA Architects, 12 January 2010
  11. ^ "2010 American Architecture Awards", International Architecture Awards, Accessed: 9 May 2011
  12. ^ "RMJM project wins international architecture award", Architect News, 16 December 2010
  13. ^ "2010 Winners", Skyrise Greenery, Skyrise Greenery, Accessed: 26 January 2012
  14. ^ "Evian Town / Phase 2", Architectural Record, Clare Jacobson, Accessed: 26 January 2012
  15. ^ U.S. Green Building Council Maryland Chapter Announced 2009 Award Winners, U.S. Green Building Council Maryland chapter, Accessed: 27 January 2012
  16. ^ Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company, 20 April 2009
  17. ^ "RMJM wins Islamic Architecture Award at Cityscape 2009", AmeInfo, 7 October 2009
  18. ^ "KPMG Appointed Creditors" KPMG Press Release 26 October 2012.

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