Sustainability Interns


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Architecture March 12, 2019 Henning Larsen Copenhagen, Denmark

Good architecture is sustainable architecture. At Henning Larsen, we consider sustainability as a design approach, securing that all project phases are qualified in terms of sustainability. Are you interested in our concept of designing with knowledge you now have the opportunity to join our team for 6-12 months. You will be part of a dynamic and dedicated group of engineers working on the development of prestigious international projects and competitions.

For the fall semester, we are looking for interns with a passion for urban development, daylight, wind and microclimate to join our multidisciplinary sustainability team:

  • Urban space and certifications 
  • Simulations and sustainable architecture
  • Daylight and architectural lighting design

Urban space and certifications

From Norway to Saudi Arabia, microclimate design is one of Henning Larsen’s core competencies. Are you interested in learning more about urban development through sustainable design approaches, you should apply to join our team that works strategically with the height, orientation, and density of buildings, to improve sites through climate design, daylight, sun, energy optimization, certifications and microclimate. (Danish native speaker would be a plus)

> Previous knowledge of CFD, outdoor comfort and certifications are a plus.

Simulations and sustainable architecture

We believe that the key to sustainable design is the interaction between architecture and technology, so if you are interested in developing grasshopper scripts and doing in-depth analysis of architectural projects through simulations, you would be a perfect fit for our department. You can improve your skills in sustainable design, façade design and use of materials, through simulations and site analysis as you work alongside the architectural team.

> If you thrive with programs like Grasshopper, Ladybug and Honeybee it is a plus.

Daylight and architectural lighting design

Henning Larsen was known as the master of daylight, and we continue to develop buildings with the best possible daylight conditions. We work creatively with developing strategies and visions for the lighting design, combining qualitative and quantitative simulations of daylight and artificial light to improve comfort and reduce energy consumption from the early phases. Do you wish to develop your skills in working with light; you should join our team and develop your skills in daylight and artificial lighting design.

> Proficiency in working with Dialux, 3DS Max/Rhino, Grasshopper and concept development is a plus.

About you:

You are currently enrolled in a relevant education, preferably in your master education or has at least finished two years of your bachelor, and feel motivated to learn more. You thrive in a dynamic and energetic work environment and if you feel comfortable with visually communicating your results and findings it is a big plus. A general skill set in working with programs from the Adobe Package, Rhino and Revit is a plus, but you will be trained in the software and methods of the studio.

We welcome applicants of all nationalities, but given the international character at our studio, candidates must be fluent in English, Danish is a plus. Applicants must be enrolled during the entire internship and the internship has to be part of your studies.

What can you expect from the internship?

We offer intern positions for 6-12 months in our Copenhagen office, with the opportunity for extension. You will be part of a curious and multidisciplinary department, where architecture and engineering work together to develop sustainable sites and buildings. Henning Larsen is a dynamic, international studio where you, as an intern will get the opportunity to work with sustainable design in international projects and competitions. The goal is for you to develop competencies within a variety of fields and be able to work independently with site analysis and in-depth understanding of how we design with knowledge. Start date: August 19th 2019. The internship is paid.

If you want to learn more, you can join our open house event in Copenhagen on the 15th of March 16-19.

The application deadline is May 31st 2019.