The Falkirk Wheel
|Key architects||Paul Rodgers|
|Location||Edinburgh, Scotland, UK|
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. Later in December 2011 RMJM acquired YRM which will allow the possibility of future expansion into the technologically intensive industries such as environmental engineering.
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.
On 26 October 2012, RMJM placed its three UK business into receivership; RMJM, RMJM London and RMJM Scotland. KPMG were appointed to act as receivers. A new business was set up to transfer the current Contracts and associated architectural teams, known as RMJM European Division. At the time of administration, RMJM employee numbers had reduced to 310.
- Paul Rodgers - Scottish Studio Principal
- Okhta Centre, Gazprom, St. Petersburg, Russia (Design)
- Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata, India 
- Charity Hospital, New Orleans
- Duke–National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School, Singapore
- Jewel and Esk Valley College
- University Campus Suffolk
- Under construction
- Commonwealth Games Village, Glasgow, Scotland 
- 5-star hotel Hyatt at Korabelnaya Naberezhnaya, Vladivostok, Russia
- 5-star hotel Hyatt at Burniy Cave, Vladivostok, Russia
- Gate to the East, Suzhou, China
- Varyap Meridian Grand Tower 1, Istanbul
- Capital Gate, Abu Dhabi
- Beijing Olympic Green Convention Center, Beijing, China
- Scottish Parliament Building, Edinburgh, Scotland
- 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
- Building and Design Awards, Best in category School & Education Builds Project of the Year, Faculty of Engineering, National University of Ireland, Ireland
- Dubai Cityscape Awards, Winner of Best Overall Project category, Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company Capital Gate, Abu Dhabi
- Dubai Cityscape Awards, Winner of Commercial and mixed use category, 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, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital , Singapore
- 11th SIA Architectural Design Awards, Winner of Best Institutional/Healthcare Building category, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital , Singapore
- American Architecture Awards, Winner of Tour Signal Design Competition, Tour Signal Design Competition , Paris, France
- International Property Award, Best Architectural Project, Varyap Meridian Grand Tower 1, Atasehir, Istanbul, Turkey
- Cityscape Abu Dhabi - Middle East Real Estate Awards - Best Commercial / Retail Project Award, Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company Capital Gate, Abu Dhabi
- Dubai Cityscape Awards, Special Award - Islamic Architecture Category, Al-Jami'a Al-Asmariya Al Asmariya University at Zliten
Hong Kong Staff Dispute
In March 2011, a publicized dispute took place over RMJM's Hong Kong office when its local principal, Ms. Catherine Siu, lodged an official complaint against RMJM management personnel in Edinburgh with the Hong Kong labour department over unpaid salaries. Under Hong Kong law, if a company is prosecuted and found guilty of non-payment of wages, it could be fined up to £27,500 along with its directors being sentenced to up to three years in prison. In "an e-mail tirade sent to all staff in the division," Ms. Siu accused RMJM's chief executive of "stripping out all cash" from the Hong Kong division and leaving the Hong Kong office unable to make payments to workers and local creditors. RMJM responded by saying it had suspended Ms. Siu amid an investigation into her "bizarre, irrational behaviour," while admitting there was a "limited element of substance" to her e-mail. The company also claimed that Ms Siu, who had worked for the firm for seven years, intended to "destabilise" the business in Hong Kong. Declan Thompson, RMJM's commercial director, said that salaries had been delayed over the Chinese New Year period due to slow payments from clients. Approximately 80 workers were reported to have left the Hong Kong office in the preceding year over claims of unpaid wages.
Receivership and Tax Avoidance
On 26 October 2012, RMJM placed its three UK business into receivership; RMJM, RMJM London and RMJM Scotland. KPMG were appointed to act as receivers  A new business was set up to transfer the current Contracts and associated architectural teams, known as RMJM European Division.
On 14 December 2012, KPMG as the administrators stated that the 3 companies owed a total of £400,000 to 27 claimants, as well as £1.8 million in missing PAYE, NI and VAT to the UK Tax Department. KPMG also advised that due to the level of secured debt, it is extremely unlikely that a dividend will become payable to unsecured creditors. The only secured creditor was Sir Frasier Morisson, RMJM Chairman. This was based on a controversial pre-pack agreement facilitated by KPMG where all the assets of the liquidated companies were transferred over to the new OpCo, RMJM European Division for £100,000.
At the time of receivership, RMJM staff numbers had dropped from a peak of 1,168 in April 2009 to just 310 as of 26 October 2012.
- "Designing a super-firm", Steve Rose, Business Week, 11 July 2007
- "RMJM acquires YRM", RMJM, 23 December 2011
- "RMJM agrees deal to buy YRM", Aaron Morby, Construction Enquirer, 4 January 2012
- "RMJM Receivership" Andrea Klettner, BD Online, 26 October 2012.
- "A shard on the skyline", Steve Rose, The Guardian, 3 March 2008
- "Industry Projects: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose (Kolkata) International Airport, India", airport-technology.com
- "RMJM Website"
- "Reassuringly expensive", Jonathan Glancey, The Guardian, 31 May 2004
- "Sammon Group wins contractors award", Irish Independent, 14 December 2011
- "2011 Winning Projects", Cityscape Global, 4 October 2011
- "SIA Architectural Design Awards", SIA Architects, 12 January 2010
- "2010 American Architecture Awards", International Architecture Awards, Accessed: 9 May 2011
- "RMJM project wins international architecture award", Architect News, 16 December 2010
- "2010 Winners", Skyrise Greenery, Skyrise Greenery, Accessed: 26 January 2012
- "Evian Town / Phase 2", Architectural Record, Clare Jacobson, Accessed: 26 January 2012
- U.S. Green Building Council Maryland Chapter Announced 2009 Award Winners, U.S. Green Building Council Maryland chapter, Accessed: 27 January 2012
- Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company, 20 April 2009
- "RMJM wins Islamic Architecture Award at Cityscape 2009", AmeInfo, 7 October 2009
- Bradley, Jane (2011-03-04). "RMJM boss 'could face three years in jail'". The Scotsman. Retrieved 2011-07-28.
- "KPMG Appointed Creditors" KPMG Press Release 26 October 2012.
- "RMJM Creditors" David Rogers, BD Online, 14 December 2012.