Emil studied at Braunschweig Technical University in Germany. After graduating in early 2003 he joined a practice in Hamburg. He gained working experience on a series of refurbishment and fit out projects for a property developer and on private residential projects.
When moving to London in 2005 he joined Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands where he worked on a variety of projects including commercial, residential and historic buildings. He has gained significant experience in dealing with listed buildings and on interior projects. Emil joined Paul Archer Design in March 2006 to work on high profile residential projects