New Affiliates is an award winning 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. They have completed construction on a house in Vermont, an apartment in Brooklyn, and are nearing completion on a 7,000sf artist studio building in Brooklyn. Recently, they worked on the exhibition design of the Jewish Museum’s survey on Marc Camille Chaimowicz and a drawing commission for the Canadian Center for Architecture. They have exhibited work at the Venice Architecture Biennale, the Storefront for Art and Architecture, the Onassis Cultural Center, and have been published in numerous design magazines internationally.
Prior to 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. 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. Alongside practice, she frequently teaches design, history and theory of architecture. She holds a Master of Architecture from Princeton, 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.