About the Speaker
Frank Barkow was born in Kansas City, USA, in 1957. He earned his master’s degree in architecture from Harvard University, Graduate School of Design in Cambridge in 1990, and a bachelor’s degree from Montana State University, Bozeman, USA, in 1982. Since 1993, he has been leading the architectural practice Barkow Leibinger in Berlin together with Regine Leibinger. Frank Barkow is a design and research leader in the practice and a dedicated academic.
Frank has continuously taught at institutions such as Princeton University, School of Architecture, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, the Architectural Association, the Royal College of Art in London, EPFL École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland, and the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart, among others. After visiting professorships in 1990-1992 and 2003 at Cornell University College of Architecture, Art, and Planning in Ithaca, New York, USA, he was again appointed by the college as Gensler Visiting Critic in 2021. In 2018, he served as a member of the International Jury of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice, Italy, directed by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara.