Designed Hotel Palace, originally called Schlesinger Palace, in Zagreb. He was known for his art nouveau-style building designs.
He graduated from the Vienna University of Technology in 1882, where he was a student of Heinrich von Ferstel and Karl König. He relocated to Zagreb in 1888.
He obtained a position in Kune Waidmann's studio upon the recommendation of Hermann Helmer.
He was born into a Jewish family residing in Geppersdorf in the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. His architect son, Pavao, inherited his design studio. He was buried in the Mirogoj Cemetery.
He was active during the same period as Slovenian architect Joze Plecnik.