Regine Leibinger MArch ’91

Regine Leibinger founded her architectural practice Barkow Leibinger together with Frank Barkow in 1993 in Berlin. Barkow Leibinger’s work is realized over a wide range of scales and building types – important milestones include the Biosphere in Potsdam, the Campus Restaurant in Ditzingen and the Tour Total office high-rise in Berlin. Their work was included in the Serpentine Summer House program 2016 in London and the 2nd Chicago Architecture Biennial 2017 and was shown in a solo exhibition at the Haus am Waldsee in Berlin in 2020. 


Regine is also a member of the Visiting Committee at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Architecture, Trustee at the American Academy and member of the Akademie der Künste Berlin. Along with Frank Barkow, she was visiting professor at Princeton and Cornell University. In 2020, she was named an AIA Honorary Fellow by the American Institute of Architects. In her conversation with Julia Gamolina, Regine talks about staying positive and encouraging others in her role as a role model and leader, advising young architects to work together and to have no fears.