Born in Bangkok, Thailand, Goil moved to the United States when he was 12. He earned a Bachelors in Architecture from Carnegie Mellon and a Masters in Architecture from Yale. After graduating from Yale, he went to work for Robert A.M. Stern, a world-renowned architect. It was here that he collaborated on a project to showcase New York as a potential city for the 2012 Olympics. He also entered the World Trade Center Memorial Competition, but did not win. Goil is a self-employed interior designer and he also teaches at Parsons School of Design in New York City. Goil describes his style as "problem-solving." He likes open spaces and he can do everything from interiors, architecture, landscapes and product design. Goil believes he has a more worldly approach to his style. Goil says he is used to a competitive environment and loves to win. When conflict arises, he is known to stand his ground and confront the person.