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In conjunction with the New Practices New York exhibition, the AIANY New Practices Committee is hosting a series of salon-style programs featuring the six winners of the competition's last cycle. New Practices New York, a biennial competition since 2006, serves as New York City’s preeminent platform to recognize and promote new and innovative architecture and design firms. Each event in the series will feature a stimulating conversation between the firm principals and an invited architect or critic, highlighting the range of work and approaches to practice among the winners. 

New Affiliates

Paul Lewis, FAIA,
Founding Principal, LTL Architects; Professor, Princeton University School of Architecture

About the Firm:
New Affiliates is an award-winning New York-based design practice led by Ivi Diamantopoulou and Jaffer Kolb. The practice learns through building and experimenting with forms and materials to blur the lines between volume, structure, decoration, and surface. Alongside commissioned work, New Affiliates initiates projects and collaborations that focus on reuse within a context of material excess, particularly as it relates to current standards of practice, considering the afterlives of materials including the hundreds of bins of drywall produced by art-world institutions and large-scale high-end mockups. Through this work, they have made built ongoing collaborations with city agencies (the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation and the NYC Department of Sanitation), community groups, and the building industry. The firm has completed a range of work from interiors to ground-up projects, as well as a series of collaborations with institutions including New York's Jewish Museum, the Shed, and the Canadian Center for Architecture. They have exhibited in venues from Storefront for Art and Architecture to the Venice Architecture Biennale and the Onassis Cultural Center, and their work has been published in several design magazines internationally. 

About Interviewer:
Paul Lewis is a founding Principal of LTL Architects. He is Professor at the Princeton University School of Architecture, where he has taught since 2000. Paul is the President of the Architectural League of New York and a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University and a Master of Architecture from Princeton University.

More Events in This Series:
Wednesday, 11/16, 6:30–8pm: New Affiliates
Wednesday, 11/30, 6:30–8pm: GRT Architects
Friday, 12/2, 6:30–8pm: Citygroup
Tuesday, 12/6, 6:30–8pm: Bryony Roberts Studio
Thursday, 2/1, 6:30–8pm: ANY
Wednesday, 1/12, 6:30–8pm: BRANDT : HAFERD

This event is offered in person; COVID-19 vaccinations and face masks are strongly encouraged for all visitors. Read our full Health and Safety Protocol here.  


Organized by
AIANY New Practices Committee
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