RMJM Sport Design History

RMJM has enjoyed a distinguished history in the design and construction of sports venues across the world. Opening in January 1970 to a number of awards, the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh marked the firm’s first major sports and leisure complex design. In 2002 the project was nominated by the Architecture Heritage Society of Scotland as one of the most significant modern contributions to Scottish heritage.

RMJM’s sports venue experience extends across a range of different disciplines, including horse racing with the Doncaster Bloodstock Sales Arena Complex, fencing with the Olympic Fencing Venue in Beijing, masterplanning services for the Sushant Golf City in Lucknow, India and structural and building engineering services for the Dubai Creek Golf Club.

RMJM’s most technically challenging moment in sports complex development came with a commission to design a multi-purpose arena as one of the four principal venues on the Beijing Olympic Green Boulevard during the 2008 Olympic Games. The challenge extended beyond issues of time or budget, as the complex needed to be capable of taking on a second life as the China National Convention Centre following the games. The Beijing Olympic Convention Centre, as it was known for the duration of the Olympics, hosted the biggest media centre in Olympic history, as well as winning an ‘Outstanding Survey and Design Prize’, a ‘Construction Innovation Prize’ and a ‘Scientific Innovation Prize’ for Olympic engineering projects.

Working in collaboration with a leading Scottish Golf Academy, the Studio’s most recent project comprised the design of a cutting edge golf facility based on the Chinese ‘five elements’, at Takaro Lodge, New Zealand.

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.


Richard Le Sueur

As a Director of RMJM Sport, with over twenty years experience in the design and construction of sports facilities, Richard Le Sueur’s international portfolio spans four continents through every stage of the development process. The only person to hold both a degree from Michigan State University and a Masters in Golf Architecture from Edinburgh College of Art, Richard was instrumental in the formation of the Scottish Association of Golf Course Architects.

RMJM Sport

RMJM Sport

RMJM Sport is an international studio with over three  decades of qualified experience in high-profile sports projects. With a team of designers dedicated to developing innovative, culturally responsive projects around the world, RMJM Sport provides an unparalleled standard of expertise in sports complex and sporting landscape design.

As the firm’s first sector-specific studio, RMJM Sport was created in response to the growing demand for state-of-the-art sporting landscape developments. The Studio has already established a reputation for pushing boundaries and utilising light, space and advanced design technology to produce inimitable sport projects, with a specific focus on original landscape design.

The founding principals of RMJM Sport has been personally involved in a number of high profile sport projects, including collaboration with a leading Scottish Golf Academy to provide design of a golf facility based on the Chinese ‘five elements’, at Takaro Lodge, New Zealand.

With roots in Edinburgh, RMJM Sport is working in collaboration with RMJM studios across the world; with an aim to delivering thoughtful, technologically-informed design.

RMJM Sport
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