Koffi & Diabaté Architectes; Abijan, Ivory Coast
A Master in Architecture graduate from Yale University, Issa Diabaté is the Managing Director of the Koffi & Diabaté Architectes agency and co-founder of Koffi & Diabaté Group. From 1991 to 1993, Issa Diabaté interned in architecture firms in Côte d’Ivoire (Goly Kouassi), the United States (Dureaux and Purenell) and in France (Jean Nouvel et Catani) where he took part in the “Cité Judiciaire de Nantes” contest. In May 1994, he joined the SAU Guillaume Koffi agency as Architect Intern, and returnedin 1995 as Architectural Projects Manager. In 2001, he became Guillaume Koffi’s partner with the creation of Koffi & Diabaté Architectes.A Member of Côte d’Ivoire’s Order of Architects (CNOA), Issa Diabaté has also built an impressive portfolio in the design world, with his work recognized at Dakar’s 1998 Contemporary Art Biennale.