Karl Moser was a Swiss architect, born in 1860 in Baden. He studied architecture at ETH Zürich, followed by two years at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He worked in Karlsruhe from 1887 until 1915 as a partner in the architectural practice Curjel and Moser. He became professor at ETH Zurich in 1915. In 1928, he was a founding member and became the first president of the Congrès Internationaux d'Architecture Moderne. He died in 1936 in Zürich. Among his most well known creations are the Kunsthaus Zürich and the last building he designed, the St. Antonius Church in Basel.