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 is currently a lecturer at Princeton University’s School of Architecture and was the 2015 Muschenheim Fellow at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College.
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 is an adjunct professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and has previously co-taught design studios at Princeton and Columbia Universities.