He was born in Würzburg (Germany) in 1967. He studied at the Universities of Berlin and Darmstadt, whence he graduated in Architecture and trained in a variety of cities, such as Leipzig, Munich, Cologne and Barcelona. From 1999 to 2004 he taught in the Faculty of Architecture at TU Darmstadt. In 2006 he opened his own studio jts+o in Berlin. Since 1999 he has designed open areas, lighting and furniture, both indoor and outdoor, for a range of European companies. Among the clients of the studio are institutions and manufacturers such as Alias, Goethe-Institut, Magis, Marset, Nils Holger Moormann, Resol, Serien.Lighting and GTZ/European Commission.