Dave Jonfonya

Dave Jonfonya

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Discovering vernacular architecture for the human experience.

Develop formal efficiency and proportional beauty, inspired by nature.

Disengage ego to engage spirit of creativity.



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

Tesla Showroom, 395 Broadway Ave, Santa Monica. (Built)
601 Colorado, 140 mixed-use, Transit Oriented Development (Under construction)
1437 7th Street, mixed-use proposal
525 Colorado, Mixed-used, Transit Oriented Development

Oct 2017 - Oct 2022

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

Brand development
Nashville Predator Arena, 4th floor renovation proposal
Amazon Prime Kiosk - design proposal

Feb 2017 - Oct 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

Pine Court Lofts -250 Pacific Long Beach. Adaptive Reuse - AMC 14-screen Cinema into mixed-used 69 rental loft apartments and townhomes. (Built)
Giannini Room exhibit - 650 Spring Street, Los Angeles (Built)
Veteran's pre-fab Housing design proposal.
Built wood models for artist exhibition

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

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