Ivi Diamantopoulou is co-director of New Affiliates, along with Jaffer Kolb. Their work explores how architecture is shaped by, and shapes, local economies and political systems through its practice and form. Their built projects range in scale from a 300-square-foot micro-apartment to a 7,500-square-foot studio art building. They are currently working with various branches of the New York City government on identifying alternative forms of reuse through public infrastructures. The practice also works with cultural institutions to organize and design exhibitions and large scale installations. Their work has been featured in T Magazine, Metropolis, Dwell, Die Zeit, and Architect Magazine among many others.
Ivi is a licensed architect in Europe and an AIA international associate with over a decade of experience in realizing built work between Europe and the United States. She has taught history, theory and design at various institutions, most recently as the Andrew Mellon Endowed Chair in Environmental Architecture at Sarah Lawrence College. Diamantopoulou holds a Master of Architecture from Princeton University, where she was awarded the Suzanne Kolarik Underwood Prize for excellence in design and a Stanley J Seeger fellowship; and a Diploma with honors in Architecture and Engineering from the University of Patras in Greece.