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90 Years of Looking Forward: The 30s

At Steensen Varming we have always been looking forward, pushing our projects and ourselves to do, and be better, while being mindful of the past and appreciating the foundations laid by those before us, which have enabled us to develop an approach we can so firmly rely on.

This year marks 90 years since our foundation in Denmark and to honor and remember the past we will be sharing important projects, events and milestones which have helped shaped our company.

Before our foundation in 1933, Kristoffer Nyrop Varming (1865-1936), one of the Royal Danish Architects of the day, played a vital role in our establishment: Being worried that his son Jørgen would end up playing the cello in jazz clubs all his life, Kristoffer sent him to England to do an engineering degree. Steensen Varming then started with Jørgen Varming’s first commission in 1933 to help design the University of Copenhagen’s Library.

Encouraging his son to become an engineer may be something he regretted, at least in a humorous way, seeing his poem entitled 1906 (being the year his son was born)