Was born in Munich in 1956. He studied history and political science in Toulouse and Munich before he turned to architecture. During his study of architecture, he was able to gain experience as the leading interior architect at a Zurich architectural office in implementing major projects. In 1993 he established his own architectural office with an emphasis on interior architecture and design. The focus in the industry is in gastronomy/the hotel business and in the art and culture area. Karsten Schmidt-Hoensdorf also works as a consultant in addition to implementing his own projects.