Born in Stuttgart, Regine Leibinger received her master's degree in architecture from Harvard University, Graduate School of Design in Cambridge, and a diploma in architecture from the Technical University, Berlin.
Since 1993, she has been leading the architectural practice Barkow Leibinger in Berlin together with Frank Barkow. The work of the firm has been featured in several exhibitions, with a retrospective at the Haus am Waldsee, Berlin 2020, including (among others) the 2008 and 2014 Venice Architecture Biennials, the 2012 Marrakech Biennial, and the 2017 and 2023 Chicago Architecture Biennials.
From 2006 to 2018, Regine Leibinger was Professor of Building Construction and Design at the Technische Universität Berlin. After visiting professorships at Harvard University, Graduate School of Design in Cambridge, Princeton University, School of Architecture in Princeton, and Cornell University College of Architecture, Art, and Planning in Ithaca, New York, she was again appointed to Harvard University, Graduate School of Design in Cambridge in the fall of 2022.
Regine Leibinger is a leading figure in cultural institutions and committees, included as a member of the Architecture Section at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin, a member of the Board of Trustees of IBA‘27- Internationale Bauausstellung 2027, Stuttgart, and a member of the Munich Urban Design Commission.
Also in 2022, Regine Leibinger founded the non-profit organization “Experimental”, which fosters projects that aim to discover new territories in the field of architecture with the goal to change how and with what we build.