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IndustryArchitecture, Design
FoundedEdinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom (1956 (1956))
FoundersRobert Matthew & Stirrat Johnson-Marshall
Area served

RMJM (Robert Matthew Johnson Marshall) is one of the largest architecture & design networks in the world. Services include architecture, development management, engineering, interior design, landscape design, lead consultancy, master planning, product design, specialist advisory services, urban design. The network caters to a wide range of clients in sectors including mixed-use, education, healthcare, energy, residential, government and hospitality.[1] Specific services are also available through global PRO studios: RMJM Sport, RMJM Healthcare, RMJM DX and RMJM PIM.

Founded in 1956 by architects Robert Matthew and Stirrat Johnson-Marshall, RMJM’s first offices were based in London and Edinburgh. RMJM has been a strong proponent of modern and contemporary architecture inspired by cultures around the globe since its conception.[2]


RMJM was founded by Stirrat Johnson-Marshall and Robert Matthew in 1956. The partnership began following Robert Matthew’s decision to hire Johnson-Marshall to manage the new London office of his architecture practice, which had been set up to oversee the construction of New Zealand House in Haymarket Road, London, described as "London's most distinguished 1960s office block".[3]

In 1961, the firm took Tom Spaven, Kenneth Graham, Vernon Lee, John Richards, Chris Carter, and Alan Whiteman into partnership. As a result, the practice changed its name to RMJM & Partners.[4] The change in name also marked a shift towards larger international projects; by 1967 the practice employed 350 members of staff between the Edinburgh and London offices.[5]

RMJM began to take on more projects as the need for public sector construction grew,[4] expanding to include a Glasgow studio before extending its reach beyond the British borders. In the late 1960s, the firm began working on projects in the United States. Further projects in the Middle East and Central Asia saw RMJM establish several more international studios in the following decades.

Over the next 20 years, RMJM continued to expand and the firms modernist, functional style became a trademark. As RMJM moved further into the emerging markets of the Middle East, East Asia, and Africa, it began to establish more offices within the respective countries. Around 2010, management difficulties meant the RMJM workforce shrunk while they were subject to lawsuits and other challenges with their international studios[6] Between 2011 and 2019, the company saw a change in its fortunes as it began to expand its services once more. 2014 saw the firm renew their relationship with the Commonwealth Games by taking on the role of masterplanners for the City Legacy Consortium, developing 700 homes in the City of Glasgow's Commonwealth Athletes Village. In 2016, RMJM announced the creation of its first "PRO" studios with the capacity to provide sector-specific services, known as RMJM Sport and RMJM Healthcare. [1] In the last decade RMJM has been commissioned for a number of significant projects including The Lakhta Center, the Gate to the East, Iran Historical Car Museum, Evolution Tower and Sheremetyevo Airport's North Terminal Complex.[7]


Africa: Nairobi, Kenya; Mombasa, Kenya; Kampala, Uganda; Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Gaborone, Botswana; Pretoria, South Africa

Americas: New York City, USA; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Curitiba, Brazil

Asia: Karachi, Pakistan; Shanghai, PRC; Shenzhen, PRC; Hong Kong; Singapore

Europe: Valletta, Malta; Rome, Italy; Ostrava, Czech Rupublic; Belgrade, Serbia; Istanbul, Turkey

Middle East: Dubai, UAE; Tehran, Iran[8]

Sector Specific: Sport; Healthcare; PIM; DX

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  1. ^ a b "RMJM History & Services", RMJM Architecture & Masterplanning Ltd., RMJM Website, 25 June 2015
  2. ^ Miles, Glendinning (2008). Modern Architecture: The Life and Times of Robert Matthew. London: RIBA Publishing. ISBN 978 1 85946 283 6.
  3. ^ Paul Stallan; Lucy Andrew; Adrian Boot (2006) "RMJM: Inside Out, Outside In". Black Dog Publishing. ISBN 1904772595
  4. ^ a b "Scottish Architects", Scottish Architects Website., Scottish Architects Website', 25 June 2015
  5. ^ RMJM (1996) "RMJM 40: The First Forty Years". RMJM Publishing. ISBN 0952973804
  6. ^ "The Scotsman" Wednesday 03 April 2013
  7. ^ "Portfolio". RMJM. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  8. ^ RMJM: Locations', RMJM: Home, October 18, 2018

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