Five Continents, One Mission

RMJM is one of the largest, most geographically and culturally diverse architecture firms in the world. Nearly 2000 people, representing 56 nationalities and speaking more than 40 languages are bound by 3 key principles:

Continuing to Redefine Architecture

We have assembled a family of Architects worthy of the RMJM heritage. We are characterised by our passion to design buildings which enhance the quality of all aspects of your life. We have no ego. Our designs define us.

International Design Delivered Locally

We have been International Architects for sixty years. We think globally but we are not visitors. We live where you live, speak your language and share your values. We are where you need us to be.

Our Strength is Our Partnership

The RMJM family is spread across five continents. We work for and with each other. We work for and with our partners and clients. Our success is founded on a mutually dependent culture which inspires visionary design.

RMJM at a glance:

Who we are

RMJM” is the brand under which thousands of dedicated professionals in independent firms throughout the world collaborate to provide Architectural, Interior design and Urban design related services to select clients. These firms acquired rights to operate using the RMJM brand from Duthus Group Investments Limited (DGIL), a UK private company, after they have passed DGIL’s stringent quality control process. Each RMJM firm provides services in particular geographic areas and is subject to the laws and professional regulations of the particular country or countries in which it operates.

Each RMJM firm is structured in accordance with national laws, regulations, customary practice, and other factors, and may make available professional services in its territory through subsidiaries, affiliates, and other related entities. Not every RMJM firm provides all services.

DGIL and each RMJM firm are legally separate and independent entities, which cannot obligate each other. DGIL and each RMJM firm are liable only for their own acts and omissions, and not those of each other. DGIL does not provide services to clients and so does not trade using the RMJM brand. Clients engaging with any RMJM firm will do so through an appropriately registered, licenced and managed entity of the relevant territory.

How we got here

RMJM was founded in 1956 by Sir Robert Matthew & Stirrat Johnson- Marshall in the United Kingdom.  Entrepreneurial & Internationalist from the outset, a series of high profile design commissions in London provided a platform for expansion outside the UK. By the late 1960s, RMJM were supporting the British Government, the United Nation and a serious of international Governments on major projects in the Middle East & North Africa and formally established RMJM in Dubai in 1971 before the formation of the United Arab Emirates. The 1970s saw RMJM established in Asia and working in China as early as the mid-1980s.  A period of stagnation followed the retirement of the founding partners in the ’80s and ’90s but by the beginning of the 21st Century a series of high profile project wins including the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, the Gazprom Tower in St Petersburg and the Media and Broadcasting Centre for the Beijing Olympics heralded another period of international expansion resulting in an RMJM business today established across 5 Continents. For a detailed insight into RMJM’s 60 years as an international design collective, click here.

What we do

Our range of services includes architecture, interior design, master planning, urban design, sustainable design, engineering, arts consultancy, landscape design, preservation architecture, environmental graphics and visualisation.

Where we are

RMJM offices can be found in New York, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Ankara, Rome, Zurich, Belgrade, Cordoba, Monterrey, São Paulo, Curitiba, Nairobi, Mombasa, Kampala, Dar es Salaam, Gaborone, Karachi and Tehran.

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Rui Cunha is a Senior Associate at RMJM Dubai. He was born in Lisbon and studied Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture of the Technical University of Lisbon. After working for 14 years in Portugal,…

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Interview with the Architect: Jiehe Qiu

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Jiehe Qiu is the General Manager & Senior Planner at RMJM Shanghai. He has a Masters Degree in Urban Planning from Tongji University and has worked in Europe, America, Canada and China where he is…

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RMJM Archive: The Falkirk Wheel

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The Falkirk Wheel, perhaps more than any other project, signifies RMJM’s willingness to push the boundaries of what is possible within design, engineering and architecture. The world’s first – and only – rotating boat lift…

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What Makes a Library Great?

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What makes a library great? ‘Books,’ would almost certainly be the universal response. But there’s more to a great library than the contents of its shelves. And while an impressive book selection is often the cornerstone…

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