RMJM Architecture in LATAM

Whilst RMJM Studios in Latin America have only been formally established in recent years, RMJM’s involvement in the region dates back to 1963, when Sir Robert Matthew, one of RMJM’s founding partners, chaired an International Union of Architects Conference in Cuba. Matthew rubbed shoulders with Fidel Castro despite fierce US censure, (the Cuban Missile Crisis ended only at the end of October, 1962) and discussed both politics and architecture. In his final speech of the Conference, Castro said: “I promised Sir Robert Matthew that I would keep well away from politics.”

In the ‘70s & ‘80s RMJM were commissioned to design a series of government projects in the Caribbean, which included RMJM’s first Parliament building (the second was in Scotland some years later) in the West Indies. However the primary focus of RMJM’s projects in the Caribbean at that time was healthcare, with the firm engaged in hospital projects in Trinidad, Belize and St Vincent & Anguilla in the West Indies.

RMJM’s New York Studio would return to the Caribbean in the early part of the 21st Century focusing once again on healthcare with commissions to design a Molecular Science Complex and a Comprehensive Cancer Centre for the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan.

Whilst RMJM’s forays into Latin America in the 20th Century were predominantly project driven, economies in the region began to rapidly develop in the 21st Century. In response, RMJM clients around the world began to look more closely at the market, particularly those in the hospitality sector. A collaborative masterplan proposal from RMJM Studios in the Middle East, the UK and the US for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro saw RMJM begin to establish a network of relationships in Latin America.

Internationally recognized projects resulted from RMJM’s subsequent expansion into Latin America, including the AM 325 Dwellings in Buenos Aires, the Towerbank Building in Panama City and the Laboratory for Balseiro Institute in Buenos Aires.

Today RMJM have studios in Monterrey, Mexico; Cordoba, Argentina; São Paulo and Curitiba in Brazil.Peter Morrison RMJM

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.

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We have been International Architects for fifty 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.

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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.


Dolores Menso

Founding her own practice whilst studying for her masters in architecture and urban design, Dolores Menso has never been one to do things by halves. Dolores’ sense of leadership and her knack for innovative collaboration provided several years’ experience in medium and large scale hospitality, residential and mixed use projects. Dolores now leads RMJM Cordoba with a dedicated team of architects, 3D artists and graphic designers.


Mario Biselli

With over 25 years of experience in residential, commercial, airports, offices, schools, sport facilities and masterplans, Mario Biselli is today RMJM Brazil Managing Director in Sao Paulo. Mario is an advocate of an architecture that seeks to understand Brazil’s social phenomena and responds to its economic and cultural transformations. For over 16 years, he has been teaching Master classes in Urban Planning at the University Mackenzie, where he earned his PhD in 2014. Mario received many national and international awards and had the pleasure to design the Brazilian pavilion at the Architecture Biennale 2010.


Paulo Malucelli

As RMJM Brazil Managing Director in Curitiba, Paulo Malucelli has a unique understanding of the client’s needs. Graduated in Architecture and Urbanism at the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná, he has 30 years of experience in managing high profile and large-scale projects both as a designer and coordinator. His portfolio includes airports, education, healthcare, cultural, sport, and public buildings.


Joao Malucelli

In his role as RMJM Brazil Managing Director, Joao Malucelli combines his client-facing focus with an ability to provide innovative solutions. João has a strong background in transport terminals, commercial and administrative centers as well as theaters, hospitals and airports for some of the most nationally renowned clients.


RMJM South & Central America | Studios

RMJM Brazil

RMJM Brazil is the culmination of Mario Biselli, Arthur Katchborian and Paulo Malucelli’s extensive experience in architectural and engineering large scale projects. The team has an extensive portfolio built by working with private, corporate and institutional clients in Brazil and elsewhere in the world. They believe that architecture is much more than a profession; it is culture and tradition. Their architecture combines RMJM long standing history with the spirit and the reality of Brazil, increasingly more international and still so particular for its nature, climate and urban development.

R. Dr. Sodre, 117, Vila Olimpia, Sao Paulo –
SP, 04535-110, Brazil
T: 55 (11) 996332379

RMJM Cordoba

RMJM Cordoba is a vibrant, young studio with a strong design focus.

Led by Dolores Menso, RMJM Cordoba are determined to consistently deliver the highest quality design to their local market in Argentina. In recent years a focus on the residential and hospitality market in a period of economic uncertainty in Argentina has helped cultivate a design process which is precisely focused on ensuring projects are commercially viable.

This constant drive for efficiency, together with a highly educated and diligent team, has provided RMJM Cordoba with the platform to support the delivery of construction documentation on international projects.

In every aspect of every project RMJM Cordoba pride themselves on the highest levels of communication with their clients.

Ayacucho 2460
Colinas de Velez
CP 5016

T: +54 351 4862173
E: cordoba@rmjm.com

RMJM Mexico

RMJM Mexico are a multi-disciplined studio in Monterrey with a strong belief in providing their clients with an integrated design & engineering service.

Led by Edgard Rios, the RMJM Mexico team are largely focused on large scale commercial and industrial projects in Central & South America. The ambitious team are determined to expand their range of projects by inviting RMJM Studios around the world to support them, particularly those with an expertise in the area of Transport, Infrastructure and Education.

The organised and diligent approach of the team enable clients to confidently engage RMJM Mexico to provide a range of professional construction services. The team constantly consider how to improve and extend their services for the benefit of their clients.

Rio Guadalquivir 133 pte
Del Valle
66220 San Pedro Garza García
N.L. Mexico

T: +52 81 8365 70 95
E: mexico@rmjm.com