Joseph Schwartz is a structural engineer and professor of structural design at the Faculty of Architecture of the prestigious ETH Zurich University, of which he is also a graduate. In 1989, he received the degree of Doctor of Technical Sciences and was awarded a silver medal for his dissertation. He participated in a number of realizations by prominent architects. He worked closely with Christian Kerez, for example on his One Walled House in Zurich (2007). He was a co-owner of the Frey&Schwartz design office and then founded his own Dr Schwartz Consulting. In 2007, he was appointed full professor at ETH Zurich. He is the co-author of several professional books.