Today’s architect is faced with an increasing number of challenges from climate change to the need for affordable housing. To address these problems the architect of the future must be an activist, researcher, historian, scientist and inventor.
Frank Barkow is the founder and partner at Barkow Leibinger in Berlin, an educator, researcher, and practicing architect educated at Montana State University and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Originally trained as a carpenter he is now a visiting design professor at Princeton University and Harvard. Barkow’s interdisciplinary and discursive attitude allows his work to grow and respond to advancing knowledge and technology, making the practice an international leader in digital and analogue fabrication techniques as well as in the application of new materials.
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