Frank Barkow

Founder and partner at Barkow Leibinger, Frank Barkow is an educator, researcher and practicing architect educated at Montana State University and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Frank is a design and construction leader in the practice and heads up the research group. His pragmatic approach embraces design in a discursive way which allows the firm's work to respond to advancing knowledge and technology. Since 2016 he is a professor at the Princeton University School of Architecture and has previously taught for Cornell and the Harvard GSD.

Academic Research/Specialty Areas

  • Architectural design
  • Architectural practice 
  • Drawing

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Classes (Selected)

  • ARCH 4101/4102/5101/5116 Occupying Structure: The Vertical Factory

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships (Selected)

  • AIA Honor Award for Architecture, Trumpf Smart Factory Chicago, USA (2019)
  • DAM Prize for Architecture in Germany, Campus Restaurant Ditzingen, Germany (2009)
  • Marcus Prize for Architecture, Milwaukee, USA (2007)

Exhibitions and Presentations (Selected)

  • Revolutions of Choice, Barkow Leibinger, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany (2020) 
  • Urbainable-Stadthaltig, Akademie der Künste, Berlin (2020)
  • 14th International Architecture Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy (2014)

Publications (Selected)

  • Atlas 3, Revolutions of Choice, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2021
  • AD Architectural Design, Production Urbanism: The Meta-Industrial City, 2021
  • Barkow Leibinger: Spielraum, Hatje Cantz, 2014
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