The UK-based architectural company RMJM has made a senior appointment to support its move into new markets with the arrival of former Sandhurst army officer Nick Haston as Director of Global Emerging Markets.
RMJM - which currently has 14 offices throughout North America, Asia, Middle East and Europe – created the new role to help the company break into geographic territories which are less affected by the current economic climate. The aim is to strengthen the company’s position as one of the world’s largest architectural practices and to capitalise on opportunities in countries not often targeted by Western architects.
Haston will be focusing his efforts on the fast-growing developing economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China, although his remit also extends to North Africa, South America and Eastern Europe where RMJM does not currently have a foothold.
RMJM is a UK-based international firm of architects with offices throughout the UK, Asia, the Middle East and the USA. Founded in 1956 by renowned British architects Robert Matthew and Stirrat Johnson-Marshall, today RMJM is one of the world’s largest architectural practices and employs approximately 1,200 people in 14 international offices in Cambridge, Dubai, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hong Kong, London, Moscow, New York, Philadelphia, Princeton, Shanghai, Singapore, St Petersburg and Washington D.C. RMJM’s expertise and design-led approach is successfully demonstrated in on-going projects in more than 20 countries spanning a wide range of key sectors, from corporate headquarters and waterfront residential developments to major public buildings, university campuses and large-scale regeneration programmes. The company currently has over £10 billion worth of construction projects on its drawing boards, including some of the world’s most high profile and ambitious projects.