Jon Fonya

Jon Fonya

Los Angeles, CA, US



Discovering vernacular architecture for the human experience.




 "Bio-mimicry" to create thought -forms of harmonious living, bringing nature and density together, with the efficiency of the information-age.



SFJones Architects, Inc., Marina del Rey, CA, US, Project Architect

Restaurant Design, BIM Modeler for UrthCafe Orange, Ca.

Project Designer for various Nairobi Java House in Kenya, Uganda & Rwanda

ArchiCAD B.I.M. modeling & renderings.

Oct 2014 - Jan 2017

Jonfonya, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer

Custom Cabinetry
Veteran's pre-fab Housing design
Hydroponics Greenhouse design.
Sustainable, Experience-driven Transportation systems.
Design + Construct vertical bedrooms
Giannini room Exhibit - 650 Spring Street Los Angeles
Pine Court Lofts -250 Pacific Long Beach. Design/ permitted 69 Units within former AMC 14-screen Cinema mixed-used T.O.D.
Schematic designs for Film, Retail, Various T.O.D.’s

Jan 2010 - Jan 2014

Thinkwell Design Group, Burbank CA, Designer

Entertainment design for Ferrari World in United Arab Emirates.

Indoor Amusement Park Show-set designer in Harbin, China

Jul 2013 - Nov 2013

Bruce D Robinson Architecture Design, Cincinnati, OH, US, Architect/ Illustrator

Hand drawing architectural design & illustrations. Pen, Marker, drafting, Adobe Creative Suite and ArchiCAD BIM Modeling.

Jan 2013 - Apr 2013

Hodgetts + Fung, Culver City, CA, US, Designer

Downtown Independent Theatre @ 250 Main. St. Construction Administrator Design-Build.
Thomas the T.rex Lab @ The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County- Lead Project Designer The Visible Vault @ The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, project designer

Feb 2007 - Feb 2009

Culver Design, Los Angeles- Venice Beach, Designer

BIM modeling with Construction details residential.

Feb 2006 - Dec 2006

Bruce D Robinson Archiecture Design, Cincinnati, OH, US, Designer

Jan 2005 - Jul 2005

Al Neyer Inc, Cincinnati, OH, US, intern

Architecture intern 6 months.

Jun 2003 - Jan 2004

Theodore Brown and Partners, San Francisco, CA, US, Intern Architect

Concept and presentation models.

Mar 2001 - Dec 2001


University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, US, BArch, Bachelors of Architecture

Two years of Co-op internship program spread between 6 nationwide firms of all different natures.
I studied Transportation design in 2002, with a Detroit-based Daimler-Chrysler Industrial select studio.

My Thesis was with the Chrysler designers as a client to design Auto-design Studio in Downtown Detroit.

Became enthusiasticly involved with the LEED and sustainable architecture from Passive to Active systems.

Sep 1998 - Jun 2004

Areas of Specialization