Thomas Knerer was born in 1963 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. After he graduated he trained as a mason in Munich between 1982 and 1984 and studied from Architecture at the Technical University of Munich and the London South Bank University, 1984-1991. In 1993 he founded the architecture practice Knerer und Lang Architekten in Dresden, together with Eva Maria Lang. He has been a guest lecturer at the Education Center for Conservation and Restoration of old buildings at TU Dresden. From 1999 to 2008 he taught building construction at the West Saxon University of Zwickau (FH).
Eva Maria Lang was born in 1964 in Munich. She studied architecture at the Technical University of Munich between 1985 and 1991. From 1994 to 2001 she taught at the Technical University of Dresden and has been a guest lecturer at the Education Center for Conservation and Restoration of old buildings of the TU Dresden.