Experience our 60+ years of architecture at a glance

As RMJM paves the way to the future, its long history, international spirit and resilient character continue to shape the firm’s culture. Over the last 60 years, RMJM has made the founder’s vision to revolutionise the industry a reality, through consistently adapting to market changes and shifting social demographics, evolving into one of the largest and most geographically diverse architecture firms in the world.

What’s going on in 2017?

What’s going on in 2017?

The year begins with RMJM being appointed as the designer of Sun Yat-Sen University Shenzhen Campus, and the Iran Historical Car Museum

2016: Highlights of the year

2016: Highlights of the year

The Gate of the Orient is completed. RMJM  is appointed as Executive Architect and Interior Designer for Santiago Calatrava’s ‘The Tower’, and Designer for Sheremetyevo Airport Terminal B

2015: The RMJM family keeps growing

2015: The RMJM family keeps growing

RMJM Network of studios and alliances expands its global footprint size with the incorporation of RMJM Sport and new studios in Serbia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Botswana

2014: The firm renews their commitment with the Commonwealth Games

2014: The firm renews their commitment with the Commonwealth Games

RMJM’s masterplan for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games Village is heralded as a major feature in the Games’ legacy, transforming and rejuvenating Glasgow’s East End (Glasgow, United Kingdom)

2012: The Varyap Meridian changes Istanbul’s landscape forever

2012: The Varyap Meridian changes Istanbul’s landscape forever

The Varyap Meridian, the first Turkish project of its kind to achieve LEED certification, is awarded the Best Built Residential Project at the Cityscape Awards (Istanbul, Turkey)

2011: RMJM enters the Guinness World Records

2011: RMJM enters the Guinness World Records

The Capital Gate is certified as the ‘World’s Furthest Leaning Manmade Tower’. The tower leans 18 degrees westwards, which is more than four times Italy’s Leaning Tower of Pisa (Dubai, UAE)

2010: Khoo Teck Puat Hospital opens its doors to the public and critical acclaim

2010: Khoo Teck Puat Hospital opens its doors to the public and critical acclaim

Praised as the most energy efficient hospital in Asia and winner of several prestigious awards, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital becomes the most awarded project in RMJM’s history (Singapore)

2008: RMJM takes part in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games

2008: RMJM takes part in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games

The opening of the 2008 Olympic Games sees several projects designed by the firm, including The Beijing Olympic Green Convention Center, later repurposed as The China National Convention Center  

2007: The firm acquires Hillier Architecture strengthening their position in North America

2007: The firm acquires Hillier Architecture strengthening their position in North America

RMJM acquires Hillier Architecture, one of the largest architecture practices in the US.  In 2011, the London based YRM joins RMJM too, allowing the firm to venture in more technologically intensive industries

2004: HRH Queen Elizabeth II opens The Scottish Parliament Building

2004: HRH Queen Elizabeth II opens The Scottish Parliament Building

Located at Holyrood, within the UNESCO World Heritage Site in central Edinburgh, the Scottish Parliament Building celebrates its opening with a slew of awards including a RIBA and Civic Trust Award (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)

2002: The Falkirk Wheel revolutionises the engineering world

2002: The Falkirk Wheel revolutionises the engineering world

The Falkirk Wheel, the world’s only rotating boatlift, opens to be recognised as an iconic landmark in the engineering world. The project is currently portrayed in the £50 note issued by the Bank of Scotland (United Kingdom)

1997: The firm designs their first skyscraper in Philippines

1997: The firm designs their first skyscraper in Philippines

The Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited and TDR Inc appoint RMJM to design their new head office in Manila, a 42 storey building comprising a total GFA of 81,000 SF (Manila, Philippines)

1995: RMJM’s portfolio in the United Kingdom keeps growing with highly praised projects

1995: RMJM’s portfolio in the United Kingdom keeps growing with highly praised projects

The firm is awarded the RIAS Urban Regeneration Award and the Civic Trust/AHS Emstar Award for Energy conservation for their work on the Scottish Executive Headquarters in Edinburgh (United Kingdom)

1992: RMJM’s success is spread throughout the Orient

1992: RMJM’s success is spread throughout the Orient

RMJM’s design for the Happy Valley Clubhouse, is recognised with the HKIA Certificate of Merit, becoming an easy landmark by virtue of its distinctive timber roof (Hong Kong)

1986: The firm widens their cultural offering in Scotland’s capital

1986: The firm widens their cultural offering in Scotland’s capital

RMJM’s work on the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh earns them a Scottish Museum of the Year Award (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)

1985: The firm designs the second largest airport in Malaysia

1985: The firm designs the second largest airport in Malaysia

The design for the Kota Kinabalu International Airport will set the ground for more projects in the aviation industry. Domodedovo Airport, NSCB International Airport and London City Airport will follow in the next decades

1983: RMJM is awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Export Achievement

1983: RMJM is awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Export Achievement

The award comes to recognise the relevance of RMJM’s international activities, as well as the outstanding level of design services delivered worldwide

1981: The firm continues to reshape the Holy City of Medina

1981: The firm continues to reshape the Holy City of Medina

Following the Holy Area Development Project, RMJM is commissioned to design and engineer a mixed use development consisting of residential apartments, retail, and offices in the Holy City of Medina

1977: RMJM adds more prestigious awards to their ever growing track record

1977: RMJM adds more prestigious awards to their ever growing track record

The firm completes the redesign of an open plan space for the London Borough of Hillingdon’s Council Office, winning the 1979 Civic Trust Award Commendation and the 1980 TV Times Readers Award

1972: The first tunnel to be built underwater in Hong Kong opens to traffic

1972: The first tunnel to be built underwater in Hong Kong opens to traffic

The Cross Harbour Tunnel provides the first road link between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. RMJM was in charge of designing two ventilation buildings as well as the administration building (Hong Kong)

1971: RMJM establishes their UAE office in Dubai following the formation of the country

1971: RMJM establishes their UAE office in Dubai following the formation of the country

RMJM was the first registered international consultant to be employed by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Ruler of Dubai. Today, the Dubai office is located on Dubai Design District (D3)

1970: HRH Princess Anne opens the Royal Commonwealth Pool

1970: HRH Princess Anne opens the Royal Commonwealth Pool

HRH Princess Anne opens the Royal Commonwealth Pool on the 16th of July 1970. Several Awards follow, including RIBA Regional Award and Structural Steel Design Award (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)

1968: The firm begins their lasting relationship with the Middle East

1968: The firm begins their lasting relationship with the Middle East

RMJM begins work in Saudi Arabia following an invitation to design the first plans for the Western Region, with master plans for the Holy cities of Mecca and Medina, and the commercial capital Jeddah

1967: RMJM begins their first projects in the African continent

1967: RMJM begins their first projects in the African continent

After undertaking a building costs study for the government of Northern Nigeria in 1962, RMJM is appointed as executive architect for an IDA-funded programme of over 100 schools and colleges in Nigeria

1963: HRH Queen Elizabeth II opens the New Zealand House

1963: HRH Queen Elizabeth II opens the New Zealand House

HRH Queen Elizabeth II opens one of the firm’s first major projects, the New Zealand House, quoted as “One of London’s first and most significant office blocks” (London, United Kingdom)

1961: The firm secures their first work internationally

1961: The firm secures their first work internationally

RMJM begins working on the masterplan for the new city of Islamabad in Pakistan. For this project, the firm works in close collaboration with world renowned architects such as Gio Ponti and Doxiadis

1958: RMJM wins their first major Award

1958: RMJM wins their first major Award

The firm wins the Centenary Medal of the Edinburgh Architecture Association for their work on the Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh (United Kingdom)

It all begins in 1956

It all begins in 1956

Sir Robert Matthew and Stirrat Johnson-Marshall found RMJM in 1956, establishing the firm’s first offices in Edinburgh and London (United Kingdom)