Barkow Leibinger

Barkow Leibinger
Schillerstraße 94, D–10625 Berlin
T +49(0)30 315712 -0 F -29
info@barkowleibinger.com

Approach

Barkow Leibinger is an American/ German architectural practice based in Berlin and New York and was founded in 1993 by Frank Barkow and Regine Leibinger.

 

Barkow Leibinger’s work is realized over a wide range of scales and building types including building for workplace (industry, office, and master-planning), cultural, housing, event spaces, exhibitions and installations in the public realm internationally. Important milestones are amongst others the Biosphere in Potsdam, Germany, the Gate House and the Campus Restaurant in Ditzingen, Germany and the TRUTEC Building in Seoul. Recently completed buildings include the Tour Total office high-rise in Berlin, the HAWE factory complex in Kaufbeuren, a multi-use extension for the Aufbau Haus in Berlin and the Fellows Pavilion for the American Academy in Berlin.

 

Their discursive research-based approach to architecture and design allows the work to respond to advancing knowledge and technology locating the practice as an international leader in digital and analogue fabrication techniques. This know-how expands to include new materials and their applications in driving the practice forward as a continuously evolving activity. This focus revolves around a commitment to academic teaching, research and the practice itself - each are autonomous work-areas, which simultaneously inform each other beneficially. This is an approach that distinguishes each project as distinct in relationship to client/architect dialogue, location, aesthetics, and purpose.

 

Their work has been shown at the Architecture Biennale Venice 2008 and 2014, the Marrakech Biennale 2012, the Serpentine Architecture Programme 2016 in London and is included in the permanent collections of MoMA, New York, and the Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt.

Barkow Leibinger have won four National AIA Honor Awards for Architecture und a Global Holcim Innovation Award for sustainability as well as various German Architecture Awards such as the DAM Preis für Architektur in Deutschland, the Betonpreis and the industriebaupreis for several of their buildings. 

Partners

Since 1993

Barkow Leibinger, Berlin, Germany

2016-17

Visiting Professor, Princeton University, School of Architecture, USA

2010

Visiting Professor, EPFL École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

2008

Visiting Professor, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, School of Architecture & Urban Planning, USA

2008, 04, 00

Visiting Professor, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, USA

2005-06

Visiting Professor, State Academy of Art and Design, Stuttgart, Germany

2004

Cass Gilbert Visiting Professor, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

2003

The Arthur Gensler Visiting Professor of Architecture Cornell University, Ithaca

1995-98

Unit Master, Architectural Association, London

1990

Visiting Critic, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York and Rome

1990

Master of Architecture, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge

1982

Bachelor of Architecture, Montana State University

1957

Born in Kansas City, USA

Since 1993

Barkow Leibinger Architects, Berlin, Germany

2016-17

Visiting Professor, Princeton University, School of Architecture, USA

Since 2011

Member of the ’Visiting Committees’, MIT Department of Architecture, Cambridge, USA

Since 2006

Professor for Building Construction and Design, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

2000, 04

Visiting Professor, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, USA

1999–2000

Guest Professor, Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg, Germany

1997–98

Unit Master, Architectural Association, London, England

1993–97

Assistant Professor, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

1991

Master of Architecture, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, USA

1989

Diploma, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

1963

Born in Stuttgart, Germany

Associates

Since 2005

Senior Associate

Since 1999

Barkow Leibinger, Berlin, Germany

1998

Diploma Technische Universität Berlin, Germany; Erwin-Stephan Scholarship, Technische Universität, Berlin, Germany; Gibbins, Bultman & Partner, Hamburg, Germany

1997

Hascher and Jehle Architects and Engineers, Berlin, Germany

1995

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia

1994

Lehrecke und Lehrecke Architekten, Berlin, Germany

1971

Born in Paderborn, Germany

Since 2008

Associate

Since 1999

With Barkow Leibinger, Berlin, Germany

2002

Registration Boards of Architect, Berlin (No. D10846)

1998

Diploma, Universität Kaiserslautern

1969

Born in Waiblingen, Germany

Since 2011

Associate

Since 2002

With Barkow Leibinger, Berlin, Germany

2001 - 02

freelance architect | Joeken Reintjes Architekten, Berlin, Germany

1996 - 2001

With Büro Axel Schultes Architekten, Berlin, Germany

1996

Registration Boards of Architects, Nordrhein - Westfalen (No. A 28861)

1994 - 96

With Eckert, Negwer, Sommer, Suselbeek, Berlin, Germany

1993

Diploma, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

1962

Born in Dorsten, Germany

Since 2008

Associate

Since 2003

With Barkow Leibinger, Berlin, Germany

2002

Registration Boards of Architect, Berlin (Nr. 10616), Germany

1999-2003

With Augustin and Frank; projects et al. Humboldt Universität Institute für Physik, Berlin Adlershof

1998

Scholarship Carl Duisberg Gesellschaft

1998

Diploma, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

1995

With A3-Architekten, Berlin, Germany

1989

Pre-medical, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

1968

Born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Since 2013

Associate

Since 2003

Barkow Leibinger, Berlin, Germany

2001 - 03

With Architekten Schweger Partner Berlin, Germany

2000

Diploma, BTU Cottbus, Germany

1970

Born in Karlsruhe, Germany

Team

Assistant | Secretariat

Antje Großmann, Dörte Hanisch, Heike Michel, Jana Nimz-Michutta, Maria Rook 

 

Commercial Management

Hans-Wilhelm Käsewieter

Sebastian Awick, Peter Ballman, Johannes Beck, Marie Benaboud, Jordan Berta, Jan Blifernez, Fabian Busse, Felix Büttner, Germain Chan, Christian Coburger, Ana Filipovic, Brendan Finney, Cecilia Fossati, Filippo de Francesco, Ulrich Fuchs, Cynthia Grieshofer, Andreas Hertel, Nicolai Jasper, Nadja Jeske, Andreas Lang, Alexander Lehmann, Carolin Lehnerer, Arne Löper, Christina Möller, Elisaveta Mosina, Daniel Nuhn, Claudia Reimann, Ina Reinecke, Alexine Sammut, Jasmin Scheckenbach, Ramona Schwertfeger, Antje Steckhan, Bogdan Strugar, Sophia Tang, Clémence Touzet, Robert Tzscheutschler, Patrick Unger, Tim Unnebrink, Gerrit Vetter, Annette Wagner, Meike Walz, Fabian Ziltz

Interns

Arrow

Lilly Arnold, John Lai, Kaitlynn Long, Kevin Scheurer, Bryce Taylor

Andreas Moling, Jens Weßel

Kira Grimm, Evgenija Mitin, Nicole Nuñez, Alina Reuschling, Mirjam Thomann, Katrin Voermanek