People first.


Buildings and their environment are an inseparable part of our lives. We live, work and spend our leisure time in built environment. Then there are people like us, who create the buildings – study, design, manage, supervise and inspect them. We at Vahanen do it well.

Our most important assets are the best people equipped with the highest know-how in the industry, solid expertise and broad-minded passion for solutions. For us, success in work means a delighted client and the joy for our people for what they have created.

We have decided to make our built environment even more viable. Yesterday’s good is no longer good enough. Together we have the wisdom, will and skills to pay the good forward. Refine it, so that it lasts also tomorrow. That is what we want to do.

Best regards,
People at Vahanen


Technically demanding car park Airutparkki to be built in Jätkäsaari


The 4900 square meter car park Airutparkki will be built to the new residential area Jätkäsaari in southern Helsinki. Vahanen executes the structural and HVAC engineering of the project and Innovarch Architects is responsible for the principal and architectural design.

Clear strategy and new tools help to get real estate management under control 6/2/2014

Throughout their life cycle properties experience various, often significant changes due to different owners and end-users. The alterations made along with the changes in purpose of use of the properties can cause significant and long-term consequences. Mapping those consequences during the life-cycle is natural in the form of so called “weighted condition surveys”.

Mikko Lahikainen appointed EVP in charge of operative management at Innovarch Architects Ltd 4/8/2014

As Jaakko Hassi leaves his duties at Vahanen Group, Architect Mikko Lahikainen has been appointed Executive Vice President of Innovarch Architects on 1st of April 2014, taking charge of operative management of the company. Lahikainen also takes on the duties of the Business Area Director of Architecture at Vahanen Group.

Young generation of structural engineers at Vahanen guided by industry veterans 3/24/2014

Change of generation is ongoing at Vahanen’s structural engineering unit. Having spent decades in the industry, the senior engineering heavyweights are slowly getting ready to enjoy their well-deserved days of retirement while a new, younger generation of structural engineers is taking more and more responsibility over the designs. In order to preserve the extensive professional knowledge of Vahanen’s senior designers and link it to modern ways of working, a Senior Adviser model has been created where the junior designers are always supported by senior professionals in their projects.