Christian Kerez was born in 1962 in Maracaibo, Venezuela. He was educated at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich. After extensive published work in the field of architectural photography, he opened his own architectural office in Zurich, Switzerland in 1993. Christian Kerez served as a Visiting Professor in Design and Architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich from 2001-2003, Assistant Professor from 2003-2008, and Associate Professor from 2008-2009. In 2009, he was elected as Ordinary/Full Professor for Design and Architecture. His built works include the apartment building on Forsterstrasse, the House with One Wall and the Schoolhouse Leutschenbach. He won the competition for the MOMA in Warsaw in 2007 and the Holcim Competence Center in 2008. He is currently working on a large social housing project in São Paulo, as well as a high-rise building in China.