Peter Apel graduated with diploma in architecture from the Technical University of Berlin in 2001, where he received several awards for his work. In the same year, he joined Sauerbruch Hutton. As a project manager, he has been responsible for a large number of competitions and design projects.
One focus of his work is on cultural buildings, which he manages from competition to realisation, such as the Museum Brandhorst in Munich and the Science Center Experimenta in Heilbronn. He is part of the Executive Group and coordinates the Design Group at Sauerbruch Hutton.Since summer semester 2018, he teaches at DIA.