Frank Barkow: Bricolage/Bricoleur

Work by Berkow Leibinger

Serpentine Summer House in London. photo / Iwan Baan, Amsterdam

Cornell in Rome Fall 2016 Lecture Series

Frank Barkow studied architecture at Montana State University and Harvard GSD, where he recently taught as John T. Dunlop Design Critic of Housing and Urbanization.

In 1993, Frank Barkow and Regine Leibinger founded their practice, Barkow Leibinger, in Berlin. Their interdisciplinary, discursive attitude allows their work to expand and respond to advancing knowledge and technology. This know-how contributes to various projects including the TRUTEC Office Building in Seoul, South Korea, and Tour Total in Berlin. Recently completed projects include a research campus for the Fraunhofer Institute in Waischenfeld, Germany; the Fellows Pavilion for the American Academy in Berlin; and the Serpentine Summer House in London.

Barkow Leibinger's work has been shown at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2008 and 2014, the Marrakech Biennale 2012, and is included in the collections of MoMA, among other museums. They have won National AIA Honor Awards for Architecture, the prestigious Marcus Prize for Architecture, and a Global Holcim Innovation Award for sustainability.