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The firm is run by two principals - Ilya Korolev and Bojana Ilievski who met as students at Pratt Institute School of Architecture, Brooklyn, New York in 1996. Having each run independent practices, Ilya Korolev Architect (est.2010) and BIDesign NYC llc (Est.2014) (and many joint projects, dinners, and vacation trips later) joined forces in 2018 as ILIEVSKI KOROLEV ARCHITECTS DPC.
About our work:
We are passionate about collaborative aspect of our work, with each other and with our clients. We design and manage building of unique living and work spaces for start-ups, humanitarians, artists, actors and choreographers who passionately engage in every step of the process resulting in unique designs that are inventive and custom-tailored to each project. Our practice includes variety of projects ranging from gut renovations of apartments and townhouses, through transformations of existing buildings into art and dance studios, through ground-up construction, to fine detailing of custom fixtures, millwork and furniture.
Ilya Korolev has over fifteen years of professional experience working for some of the top NYC firms with focus on public and residential projects before starting his own Firm in 2010. Ilya is a New York State registered Architect since 2009.
Bojana Ilievski is an architectural designer with eighteen years of architectural and project management experience for high-end residential and retail projects in New York City, the Catskills, Europe and Australia. Uniquely, she worked on both Architectural and Client sides prior to establishing BIDesign NYC llc. Bojana served as integral part of Eight inc. global architecture and environments firm, building global flagship and roll-out projects for Melissa shoes, Citibank, Nokia, Nike etc. On the Client side, at Theory and Comptoir des Cotonniers, she served as a head of Store Planning architecture team for retail, outlet and wholesale projects. In Australia, she worked on beautiful high-end residential projects at BKK architects and managed urban master plan implementation of public park in the Docklands, Melbourne. She is passionate about sailing and baking.