A Master in Architecture graduate from YALE University, Issa Diabaté is the Managing Director of the Koffi & Diabaté Architectes office and co-founder of Koffi & Diabaté Group.
From 1991 to 1993, Issa Diabaté interns in architecture firms in Côte d’Ivoire (Goly Kouassi), the United States (Devrouax and Purnell) and in France (Jean Nouvel et Catani) where he takes part in the “Cité Judiciaire de Nantes” contest. In May 1994, he joins the SAU Guillaume Koffi office as Architect Intern, only to come back in 1995 as Architectural Projects Manager.
In 2001, Issa Diabaté becomes Guillaume Koffi’s partner with the creation of Koffi & Diabaté Architectes.
A Member of Côte d’Ivoire’s Order of Architects (CNOA), Issa Diabaté also evolves in the design world, with his work presented at Senegal’s DAK’ART Contemporary Art Biennale (1998 laureate), and most recently at the exhibitions ABIDJANOW (ARCHIBAT Event - Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire) and DESIGN INDABA (Cape Town, South Africa). Issa Diabaté has been appointed Knight of the Order of Cultural Merit in Côte d’Ivoire.