Marc Maurer (Eindhoven NL, 1969) grew up in Germany. After graduating at the Carl Duisberg Gymnasium in Leverkusen, he moved back to his place of birth in order to study 'something creative' at the Eindhoven University of Technology. At the Faculty for Architecture and Building, he developed his interest in spatial design.
Nicole Maurer (Slenaken NL, 1969) grew up in the Dutch province of Limburg. After graduating at the Sint Maartens College in Maastricht, she started to study Architecture at the Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten in Antwerpen, but chose to continue her studies at the Eindhoven University of Technology.
After completing their studies in Eindhoven, both individually received their cum laude Master of Science degree in Urbanism and Architecture. With the help of funding by the Dutch national government, they started their own firm in 1998. Their joint works were awarded by many national and international institutions.