Issa Diabaté

Architect Issa Diabaté is the managing director of Koffi & Diabaté Architects and co-founder of the Koffi & Diabaté Group based in the Ivory Coast.

A Master in Architecture graduate from Yale University, Issa Diabaté is the managing director of Koffi & Diabaté Architects and co-founder of the Koffi & Diabaté Group. In the early 90s, he interned at architecture firms in Côte d’Ivoire (Goly Kouassi), the United States (Dureaux and Purenell) and France (Jean Nouvel et Catani) where he took part in the Cité Judiciaire de Nantes contest.

In 1994, he joined SAU Guillaume Koffi as an architect intern and was appointed architectural projects manager a year later, eventually partnering with its founder, Guillaume Koffi, to create Koffi & Diabaté Architects. A Member of Côte d’Ivoire’s Order of Architects, Diabaté’s design work was recognised at Dakar’s 1998 Contemporary Art Biennale.