Grew up in Zimbabwe and Holland. Studied industrial design at the Akademie voor Industriële Vormgeving Eindhoven and architecture at the Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA) in London.
Worked at the architectural and design office Studio Alchymia (Allessandro Mendini) in Milan and at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA/Koolhaas) in Rotterdam.
Founder of Hybrid Space Lab, Berlin/Amsterdam.
Since 1998 Frans Vogelaar is Professor of spatial design at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.