Van Broeck graduated as an engineer-architect from the University of Leuven (BE) in 1981 and has been a Professor of architectural and urban design in Leuven since 2006. In 1997 he founded the non-profit organization Stad en Architectuur (City and Architecture), a foundation that promotes architecture in Belgium by means of debates, lectures and exhibitions. In 2007 he established architecture office Bogdan & Van Broeck together with Oana Bogdan. The office is primarily research-oriented and distinguishes itself by its active social engagement. In addition, Van Broeck was the chairman of the Royal Federation of Architecture Associations in Belgium (FAB) between 2013 and 2016. As the Flemish Government Architect, Leo Van Broeck dedicates his mandate to the transition to full sustainability.