Born and raised in Bruges, Emiel, like many West-Flemings, lost his heart in the city of Ghent while studying there. After an internship at JunO architecten, his interest to join OYO in 2018 sparked after hearing about the studio through various channels. As a project architect, Emiel is involved in several new-build projects such as the Hof van Saeys residential project in Dendermonde and the Sinte-Maartenschool in Meise. Furthermore, Emiel is also socially engaged as organiser of the weekly collegiate football matches (OYO Football) as well as the OYO Office Trip. Emiel enjoys adventure, travel and occassionally presents himself as chef ‘Emilio’ for food & drinks.