Victor Schmitt Awarded the Leo-von Klenze Medal for His Lifetime Achievements

Founder of SSF Ingenieure sets benchmarks for engineering culture for almost 50 years

Victor Schmitt looks back on 47 years of history at SSF Ingenieure. The Munich engineering office has designed more than 15,000 projects in Germany and all around the world; amongst them the BMW Welt Munich, the German Expo Pavilion in Milan, the cable-stayed bridge over the Strela Sound at Rugen Island and currently the Arnulfpark Bridge crossing 37 railway tracks close to Munich Central Station.


Today, company founder Victor Schmitt is director of the supervisory board of the engineering office, which has grown to employ 300 people, and has its headquarters in Munich and branch offices all over Germany. In the past as well as today, the graduate in civil engineering has been motivated to plan well-designed and sustainable structures and to implement them in an efficient and economical way. He has particularly focused on the new conception and further development of construction methods for bridge engineering.


For his life-long effort to achieve outstanding performances in civil engineering and his commitment to promote innovative solutions, Victor Schmitt has been awarded the Leo-von-Klenze Medal. The ceremony took place on June 28, 2018 at Dachau Palace, where the award was presented by the Bavarian Minister for Building, Ilse Aigner. The medal is awarded every four years by the Bavarian Government for outstanding achievements in architecture, housing and urban planning and civil engineering.


Besides Victor Schmitt, architect and university professor at TU Munich,

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gunter Henn from HENN, and architect and city planner Prof. Sophie Wolfrum, university professor at TU Munich, got honored.


Press release (in German)


Credits: Josef Nannemann / NannemannPhotographie