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Schmidt Hammer Lassen - SHL
schmidt hammer lassen architects was founded in 1986 and has today offices in Aarhus, Copenhagen, London and Shanghai.
schmidt hammer lassen architects has 140 employees spread across the four offices.
The company is led by CEO Bente Damgaard with reference to a professional board of directors. The creative management is led by the Creative Director Bjarne Hammer together with the other four partners John F. Lassen, Morten Schmidt, Kim Holst Jensen and Kristian Ahlmark, along with the four associated partners Trine Berthold, Kasper Heiberg Frandsen, Chris Hardie and Rasmus Kierkegaard.
More than 50% of the company turnover comes from international projects – a percentage that is expected to increase in the coming years.
schmidt hammer lassen architects’ export share within the architectural sector in Denmark as a whole accounts for more than 20%.
Domestically, schmidt hammer lassen architects continues to strengthen its portfolio. Commissioned in March 2009, the new Urban Mediaspace in Aarhus, the largest library in Scandinavia, joins the list of projects such as the extension to the Royal Library (the Black Diamond), the DGI city in Copenhagen and ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum.
schmidt hammer lassen architects is a member of the Danish Association of Architectural Firms (DANSKE ARK) and is an RIBA Chartered Practice.
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