Principal landscape architect Kristin Taylor latest to leave the firm, as salary payments delayed again

Another senior figure has resigned from global architect RMJM, as it emerged that salary payments at the firm have been significantly delayed once again this month.

Principal landscape architect Kirstin Taylor has left RMJM - the fourth major figure to resign or depart the firm in 2012.

Last month design director in RMJM’s Asia studio, Georges Hung, resigned from the architect. His resignation followed that of European design director Paul Stallan, which came two days after the dismissal of Scottish managing principal Alistair Brand in January.

Taylor was a long-serving member of staff who headed the firm’s landscape architecture division Strata. Her resignation came as a spokesman for the firm confirmed that salaries due on 9 February had still not been paid.

Taylor had been working on RMJM’s new headquarters building for the National Oil and Gas Authority in Bahrain having previously worked on projects including the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games and her resignation is understood to be connected to the salaries issue.

As Building reported in January, the cash-strapped firm, ranked the 13th largest architecture practice in the world, delayed staff salaries by several days in January and December and has also been hit by a number of court judgments over money owed to creditors including one worth £50,000 made at Northampton County Court, which has now been paid.

Last month the firm issued a statement voicing “extreme regret” over its repeated failure to pay staff on time, citing the slowdown in the economy impacting on the firm.

When contacted about the latest delay in payments a spokesman for the firm referred Building to that statement.