New Affiliates is a New York-based design practice led by Ivi Diamantopoulou and Jaffer Kolb. The studio learns through building, experimenting with loose forms, rough materials, and ornate object stories all investigated at a range of scales. We have completed construction on a house in Vermont, an apartment in Brooklyn, and have exhibited our work at the Venice Biennale, the Onassis Cultural Center, and several small galleries internationally. Currently we are working on an exhibition design at the Jewish Museum in New York and a 6,000sf artist studio building in Brooklyn among other projects.
Prior to co-founding N/A, Jaffer Kolb worked as a designer in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles for a range of international studios. He teaches architecture around New York and was the 2015 Muschenheim Fellow at the University of Michigan's Taubman College. His work has appeared in numerous exhibitions and has been published internationally. Previously he worked on the 13th Venice Architecture Biennial under David Chipperfield and before that was the US editor for the Architectural Review. He holds a Master of Architecture from Princeton University, a Master of Urban Planning from the London School of Economics, and a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies from Wesleyan University.
Ivi Diamantopoulou is a licensed architect in Europe and an AIA International Associate, with nearly a decade of experience in designing and realizing built work. Prior to New Affiliates she worked in Europe and the United States, most recently as an Associate at MOS Architects in New York. Ivi has previously taught at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and co-taught design studios at Princeton and Columbia Universities. She holds a Master of Architecture from Princeton University, where she was awarded the Suzanne Kolarik Underwood Prize for excellence in design and the Stanley J Seeger fellowship; and a Diploma with honors in Architecture and Engineering from the University of Patras in Greece.
Hotel Facade Design // Tunbridge House + Studio // Townhouse Redux // Bed-Stuy Loft // East New York Art Studios // Exhibition Design for a Museum // Time Fears the Pyramids // Lawn, Redrawn // Gnomes
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