RMJM Healthcare Design History

The delivery of functional, adaptable, prepossessing healthcare designs has played a great role in RMJM’s history since the opening of Dundee’s Ninewells Hospital & Medical School in 1974. The project received the Concrete Society Award Special Mention and would come to mark a decisive step in the evolution of RMJM as a leading innovator in healthcare design.

RMJM’s expertise in creating state-of-the-art healthcare facilities is informed by an intricate knowledge of cutting-edge technologies, combined with the wealth of experience garnered through six decades as a leading international architecture firm.

RMJM’s inherent understanding of functional design and technological development has informed the design process for a wide array of medical institutions, including medical schools for Duke, Princeton and UCL University, in cancer centres in the US and Portugal, in biotechnology facilities for Genzyme and Alexandria Properties and in buildings for pharmaceutical clients such as GlaxoSmithKline, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Novartis.

The multi-award winning Khoo Teck Puat Hospital in Singapore stands as a testament to the strength of international collaboration, intuitive cultural understanding and world-class design standards. Opening to numerous awards, including the 2010 Skyrise Greenery Award, the 2011 Building & Construction Authority Universal Design Award and the SIA Architectural Design Awards’ Building of the Year, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital today represents a benchmark for future ‘green hospital’ design.

In response to a rapidly growing international demand, the firm created RMJM Healthcare, an international studio dedicated exclusively to the design and development of world-class medical centres.

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 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.

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.


Chris Johnston

Joining the RMJM family in 2011 as a Principal, Chris Johnston brings his proven track record for delivering major projects, such as the Khoo Teck Puat Hospital in Singapore and the Excelsior Hotel in Hong Kong. Specialising in projects valued at over $900M, Chris oversees the entire process, from inception right up to completion. As a member of RAIA, RIBA, HKIA and AIA, Chris uses his extensive experience and versatile skill-set to create structures meaningful to the client and responsive to the surrounding environment.

RMJM Healthcare

RMJM Healthcare

RMJM Healthcare brings exceptional insight into medical facility design with a unique cultural awareness and an inherent understanding of efficient project management to ensure complete client satisfaction on every project.

RMJM Healthcare pride themselves on using their vast experience in every aspect of their design work. This continual process of exploration and learning is at the heart of their design process. The team strive to actively engage with client-user groups throughout the design and planning process.

In spite of the decades of experience working in numerous widely known and esteemed projects, from the celebrated New Jersey Medical School University Hospital Cancer Centre to Morristown Memorial Hospital and Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, the founding principals of RMJM Healthcare remain enthused about challenging themselves as sectoral leaders while questioning the future of architecture’s link to medical innovations.

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