RMJM Architecture in Africa
RMJM’s first steps in the African continent were in Nigeria in the early 1960s when the firm was commissioned by the Nigerian Government to develop standards for schools and later for Universities across the country. The project resulted in the construction of over 100 schools in Nigeria, with founding father Robert Matthew maintaining an office in Lagos throughout the Nigerian civil war.
More than 50 years later RMJM were once again working in Nigeria, this time for an International Development Firm investing in the country.
Despite RMJM’s long history across sub-Saharan Africa, it was not until 2014 that the first RMJM office was established. RMJM South Africa was established with a focus on supporting international developers seeking to invest in the region.
In early 2015 RMJM’s presence in Africa was further strengthened through the formation of RMJM Symbion. This investment would lead to a stronger RMJM presence in sub-Saharan Africa. Today RMJM Symbion is headquartered in Nairobi in Kenya, with further offices in Mombasa (Kenya), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Kampala (Uganda), Gaborone (Botswana).