RMJM Architecture in Asia Pacific

RMJM’s beginnings in Asia date back to the late 1950s when the firm was commissioned by the British Government to design St John’s Army School in Singapore. Following the British military withdrawal from Singapore some twenty years later, the school became the United World College for Southeast Asia in 1975. Such was the success of this first project, RMJM were asked to develop a design for the Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok, and shortly after the first ever Hong Kong Cross Harbour Tunnel.

These early projects built a platform for what would become a strong and lasting bond between RMJM and East Asia, resulting in more than 250 completed projects in the Asia Pacific region to date. In China alone, RMJM have designed more than 100 projects, including the Gate of the Orient in Suzhou, China Merchants Bank Tower in Shanghai and the Zhuhai Shizimen Business Cluster Exhibition and Convention Centre

RMJM’s origins in South Asia began in Pakistan in 1960 when the Government of Pakistan engaged RMJM, as part of a team of world renowned experts including acclaimed Greek masterplanners Doxiadis and Harvard University, to shape the vision of the nation’s capital Islamabad.

This team would be reunited in the early part of the 21st Century when Pakistan’s Defence Housing Authority (DHA) invited RMJM, Doxiadis and Harvard to collaborate, once again. This time the project was a new sustainable City outside Karachi. DHA City Karachi, Pakistan’s first ever sustainable city, established a close relationship between RMJM & Osmani, one of Pakistan’s oldest and most established Architecture & Engineering firms. Today RMJM Osmani is headquartered in Karachi and pursues projects around Pakistan, the Central Asian region and across the world.

RMJM also enjoy an enduring relationship with India, established in the later part of the 20th Century and the early 21st Century where RMJM’s UK and Hong Kong Studios worked extensively in the country. Early housing projects for major developers in the country led to a series of high profile commissions including the Kolkata Convention Centre, a new International Terminal at Kolkata Airport and a series of new stations for Hyderabad Metro.

RMJM’s strong relationship with China was recognized in the firm’s commission to design the media centre for the Beijing Olympics in 2008. The Media Centre, serving as the main press centre and international broadcasting hub, was one of the landmark buildings for the Beijing Olympics. Today it has been transformed into China’s National Convention Centre.

Operating in the region for more than 50 years has resulted in RMJM developing many strong and lasting relationships with clients and Governments alike. Today RMJM studios in Hong Kong, Karachi, Shanghai, and Shenzhen continue to develop the RMJM brand using their vast experience in designing buildings in almost every sector, complemented by their deep knowledge of local planning and development processes. Increasingly our studios in East Asia support their clients on projects outside the region as they begin to invest more regularly in emerging markets, particularly Africa and South America.

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.

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.

 

Brenda Ye

As Executive Director for RMJM RED, Brenda Ye brings her impressive range of knowledge to every studio project. With almost two decades of experience on projects around China, Brenda’s skills stem from a deep involvement in every stage of the design, development and construction process. Brenda’s skill in delivering a prompt response to the clients’ needs allows the RMJM RED Studio to consistently achieve target budgets and schedules.

 

Atif Osmani

As CEO of RMJM Osmani, Atif Osmani is responsible for Design and Business Development for the Studio. Atif has over 25 years extensive experience of working in Pakistan and in the Middle East, with demonstrated success in managing large & complex projects. Atif studied at Iowa State University where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and later gained his Masters in Architecture from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. He joined M/s Osmani & Co.(Pvt.) Ltd. after graduation and has since successfully delivered a variety of projects.

 

Jiehe Qiu

Born in Shanghai, Jiehe Qiu graduated from Tongji University with a master’s degree in Urban Planning. He has been an urban planner for more than 20 years and holds qualifications as a senior engineer and Chinese registered planner, amongst others. From 1992 to 2003, Jiehe worked as the urban senior planner at the Shanghai urban planning design and research institute. Currently, Qiu is the CEO of RMJM Shanghai.

 

Tean Chee Ko

As a Design Director at RMJM RED, Tean Chee Ko has worked across Asia on residential, commercial and educational projects. Chee’s fourteen years’ experience in architecture includes involvement in every project phase. Chee’s exceptional leadership, design abilities and client relations have proved an invaluable asset to the firm, while his work on projects such as the China Construction Bank Headquarters in Ningbo and the Langfang Mixed-Use City Project have proven his inspiring vision matches that of the entire RMJM family.

 

Yang Hua

Yang Hua is the Principal of RMJM Shenzhen. He holds a PhD in Architectural Design and Theory, as well as being a Class-A Registered Architect. As a registered senior planner, Dr Yang has comprehensive experience in focusing on the development of complex urban designs. Dr Yang also has an extensive understanding of the harmonious combination of architecture within urban spaces.

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RMJM East Asia | Studios

RMJM Red

RMJM Red Hong Kong is an international design studio dedicated to delivering the highest quality of architecture, interiors, landscape and master planning to its clients. The studio is led by Brenda Ye and Tean Chee Ko, who collectively bring more than 40 years of international experience to the RMJM Hong Kong Studio.

The Hong Kong team is resourceful, resilient and passionate about consistently surpassing their clients expectations. These characteristics result in clients coming back to RMJM Red time and again and for many of it’s clients, RMJM RED has designed multiple projects.

The cultural diversity of the RMJM RED team drives an extremely collaborative design process within the studio. The input of each member of the team is valued and shared. Equally important to RMJM RED is building a collaborative relationship with its clients and the studio.

RMJM RED has an extensive portfolio of built work and upcoming projects including the Zhuhai Shizimen Business Cluster Exhibition and Convention Centre, the Shenzhen Bay Innovation & Technology Centre and the Heart of Zhuhai City Phase 1.

Unit 2002
20/F, K. Wah Centre
191 Java Road
North Point
Hong Kong

T: +852 21491968
E: red@rmjm.com

RMJM Shanghai

RMJM Shanghai is an entrepreneurial and ambitious team led by Jiehe Qiu, an urban planner with more than 20 years of experience in China. Their innovative approach as well as their cultural diversity and international outlook distinguish RMJM Shanghai from many of its international competitors in the city.

RMJM Shanghai’s determination to use their wealth of experience in China, particularly in the area of masterplanning and urban design, to collaborate with other RMJM Studios around the world has led to many of their Chinese clients engaging the team on an ever increasing range of projects internationally.

RMJM Shanghai are primarily focused on working with Chinese companies, investing throughout China and internationally. The team can currently be found working in South Africa on one of the firm’s largest and most exciting projects.

RMJM Shenzhen

RMJM Shenzhen is an ambitious, young and innovative studio led by Professor Yang Hua.

RMJM Shenzhen strives to make each project a unique expression of their client’s vision. One of their most recognised projects, the Zhuhai Observation Tower, is a distinctive example of the studio’s commitment to the client’s needs and the surrounding context, culture and climate. Coupled with the responsibility to preserve and enhance the precious natural resources of the earth, RMJM Shenzhen’s design process ensures every project is a triumph of collaboration, disciplines, expertise and functionality.

The passion and excitement that flows through the RMJM Shenzhen Studio resonates with many of the RMJM Studios around the world. Their approach to life, like their approach to design, makes them highly sought after collaborators on projects within China and internationally.

ROOM205
Global Digital Building
High-Tech Developmental Zone
Nanshan District
Shenzhen
518000
P.R China

T: +86 755 86637461, +86 755 86637463
F: +86 755 86637462
E: sz@rmjm.commarketing.cn@rmjm.com

RMJM Osmani

RMJM Osmani finds the perfect union between RMJM’s story of successful innovation and the experience of one of Pakistan’s oldest and most established Architecture & Engineering firms: Osmani. The relationship between the two studios was established in the 1960s when both firms were engaged by the Pakistan Defence Housing Authority (DHA) to develop the masterplan for what would go on to be the capital city, Islamabad. The two firms reunited in the early 21st Century to assist in the development of a new sustainable City outside Karachi.

Today, RMJM Osmani prides itself on being the first Global Sustainable Architectural Studio in Pakistan. With 25 years of extensive experience in Pakistan and in the Middle East, RMJM Osmani provides full Architectural Design Services on Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) methodology, supported through extensive use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) technologies. The team cover several sectors, the most prominent of which are hospitality, healthcare, education, commercial and industrial sectors.

The studio’s sustainable focus, coupled with its comprehensive experience in the region, has produced a number of new project designs, including the DHA Karachi project, to which the studio have developed a highly innovative, pedestrian focused masterplan.

245/2-K
Block-6
PECHS
Karachi-75400
Pakistan

T: +92 21 3454 6541
E: osmani@rmjm.com