Founded by Roberto Viola Ochoa and Junko Yamamoto, iVY Design Associates strives to produce work that thoughtfully responds to the idiosyncrasies of each project and environmental responsibilities as designers. With their unique backgrounds and experiences in art and architecture, iVY engages in theoretical practice and rigorous research as an indispensable component of projects ranging from small-scale furniture design to large-scale urban planning.
Roberto, originally from Argentina, educated in Spain and the US, brings experience working on projects in various countries, including Lebanon, Egypt, Abu Dhabi, Greece, Croatia, India, China, Korea, Mexico, Canada, Chile, Guatemala, and the US. He teaches architecture at Roger Williams University in the US and UNIS in Guatemala.
Junko, originally from Japan, educated in her home country and the US, brings experiences working as an artist and architect in Japan, Ghana, and the US. While practicing as an architect and teaching architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design and other institutions, she explores her theoretical inquiries in art and architecture internationally.
Combining the two unique voices, iVY enhances its practice with cultural diversities and intellectual curiosities from academia and practice.