New Affiliates is an award-winning New York-based studio led by Ivi Diamantopoulou and Jaffer Kolb. We have completed a range of work, from ground up projects to interiors to exhibitions and installations for institutions including the New York's Jewish Museum, the Shed, and the Park Avenue Armory, among others.

Alongside commissioned work, we look to initiate projects and collaborations that focus on matters of reuse within a context of material excess, particularly as it relates to current standards of practice. For this work we have collaborated with various branches of the New York City government, including the Departments of Sanitation and Parks and Recreation.

Our work has been exhibited and published internationally. In 2023 we were part of the Museum of Modern Art’s exhibition New York, New Publics. In 2018 we were named "Next Progressives" by Architect Magazine and were featured in the Architects Newspaper Interior's Top 50 list in 2018 and 2019. In Spring 2020, we were awarded the Architectural League Prize by the Architectural League of New York and the New York New Practices Award by the American Institute of Architects.

Awards and Recognition
// Award for Outstanding Visual Design, The Bessies, 2022. 
// Young Architects 2021, Cultured Magazine. 2021.
// Architects’ Directory 2021, Wallpaper Magazine. 2021.
// Arnold W. Brunner Grant Recipient, AIA. 2021.
// 2020 Architectural League Prize. 2020.
// 2020 AIA-NY New Practices Award. 2020.
// TOP 50 Architects,  AN Interior. 2019.
// Next Progressives: New Affiliates, Architect Magazine. 2018.
// TOP 50 Architects,  Architect's Newspaper / AN Interior. 2018.

Ivi Diamantopoulou
Ivi Diamantopoulou is a registered architect in NY and Greece, with nearly two decades of experience in designing and realizing built work. Alongside practice, she serves as the director of Syracuse University's School of Architecture program in New York City. She previously held teaching appointments at Columbia's GSAPP, Princeton University and Sarah Lawrence College. 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.

Jaffer Kolb
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 currently teaches at MIT’s School of Architecture 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. 

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