Steensen Varming was founded in Copenhagen in 1933. Today we are a global company collaborating as one studio across five countries on four continents. We provide high specialist services in mechanical and electrical engineering, lighting and sustainable design encompassing architectural and urban design, the private, corporate and public sectors, modest upgrades and World Heritage Sites.
Sustainable design focuses on creating comfortable environments without increasing environmental deficit. It is a way of thinking that embraces simple, appropriate solutions to complex problems. It is about efficient design, not over-design, specifying systems that complement one another, using less material but in the right place, utilising the waste of one process to fuel another.
We can optimise air quality, day lighting, heat gain and heat loss to reduce energy consumption and create more natural, sustainable, comfortable internal environments. If it’s appropriate to include renewable energy sources, we design secure supplies. Durability and longevity are the fundamental principles of environmentally responsible design.
Our expertise spans design and engineering with our integrated solutions supported by a long tradition of in-house collaboration across all building services. We participate in creative dialogue in concept stages and have the technical acuity to support our work with prudent analysis throughout design development. Continuous exchange within the design team yields integrated solutions, both active and passive, that are fit for purpose, low maintenance and low energy.