VIII International
Architecture Forum

September 10, 2019 / KYIV

Sotiris Tsoulos

Sotiris Tsoulos,
Managing Partner of RMJM Istanbul

Theme: «Commercial Architecture. ART vs GLA. The battle»

Biographical Data and Professional Experience:

With extensive experience in Scotland, Austria, Greece, Dubai and Malaysia, Sotiris Tsoulos is the Managing Partner of RMJM Istanbul. Sotiris utilises his vast expertise on everything from large scale urban projects and Olympic Games arenas to archaeology, office buildings, hotels and housing. He combines on-site knowledge and experience with the contemporary architectural principles of sustainable design, human scale and understanding of the urban environment. Sotiris is an advocate of simple architecture, economical design and regular client-correspondence.

The strong design background and experience of RMJM Istanbul, combined with the unique leadership of the principal Sotiris Tsoulos enables the studio to deliver breath-taking and award-winning projects such as the Varyap Meridian and the Metropol Istanbul mixed-use complexes, and others.


Sir Robert Matthew and Stirrat Johnson-Marshall first entered into partnership in 1956, creating RMJM with the firm’s first offices established in Edinburgh and London. The firm established a reputation for functional, modernist design and by the early 1970s, RMJM had grown to be one of the UK’s most iconic architectural practices. RMJM is responsible for some of London’s most recognisable buildings including the Royal Commonwealth Institute, New Zealand House and Royal Festival Hall

During the latter years of the XX Century and early years of the XXI Century RMJM made steps into mainland Europe. Today RMJM is spread across five continents and is one of the largest, most geographically and culturally diverse architecture firms in the world. Nearly 2000 people, representing 56 nationalities and speaking more than 40 languages work in the company.