“Planners and architects, as the chief designers of our physical environment, should never forget that the most important thing about a city or town is the people.” – Percy Johnson-Marshall, Rebuilding Cities from Medieval to Modern Times
This year we are honoured to be celebrating not one, but two anniversaries’ at jmarchitects; Percy Johnson-Marshall and Partners, our original practice, was established 60 years ago and our current practice jmarchitects was established 20 years ago.
Johnson-Marshall’s private practice (PJMP) was formed in 1962 from the planning section of Robert Matthew’s Edinburgh office. During the 1960s and 1970s, it undertook commissions around the globe, while in Scotland its work included the Lothian Regional Plan, the Central Borders Plan, and the Grangemouth/Falkirk Plan. Johnson- Marshall was also particularly active in Edinburgh. jmarchitects (rebranded from PJMP in 2002) builds upon this heritage and works across a number of sectors across the UK, our work is founded on the principles highlighted by our original founder “the most important thing about a city or town is the people”.
To celebrate, we are delighted to announce that we will be reflecting on these milestones, sharing our history and our future projects with the 20|60 Exhibition! The exhibition launches this Thursday evening and will spend a period of time in our Edinburgh studio before moving to our London studio in September and our Manchester studio in October. We are looking forward to marking these significant milestones with you and will continue to update you all as the celebrations tour the country!
jmarchitects are delighted to be reappointed to Calanais Visitor Centre!
Following a public tender process, jmarchitects are delighted to announce our design team have been re-selected to progress the next stages of the development of the Calanais Visitor Centre!
We are pleased to announce that Julie is now a qualified Mental Health First Aider!
Julie from our Glasgow studio joins our team of Mental Health First Aiders who are here to offer support and promote positive wellbeing in the workplace.
jmarchitects Edinburgh welcomes Rachel to the team!
While our technical team goes from strength to strength, so does the jmarchitects Admin team! We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Rachel Mach, who joins us in Scotland working with both our Edinburgh and Glasgow studios.