Dave Jonfonya

Dave Jonfonya

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Discovering vernacular architecture for the human experience.

Using nature to inspire formal efficiency and proportional beauty.

Disengage ego to live timelessly.



Michael W. Folonis Architects, Santa Monica, CA, US, Designer

Sep 2017 - current

RipBang Studios / Nelson, Venice, CA, US, Project Manager

Feb 2017 - Sep 2017

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