Elliott Lamborn

Elliott Lamborn

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Architectural Designer, Custom Fabricator and Creative Director
with 5 years of professional experience in construction, engineering for production, and technical shop drawing. Have been working on design projects at a variety of scales for 10 years, primarily in custom fabrication.


RAC Design Build, Los Angeles, CA, US, Design Engineer, Furniture Maker

Full-time working between studio, wood shop and metal shop, taking sketches to technical drawings, ordering materials and fabricating furniture. Typically balancing upwards of ten projects on any given day; hence, daily work may include 3D modeling (Solidworks), technical drawing, material handling, wood and metal fabrication, finishing, installation, CNC programming (Water Jet) , CNC operating and / or graphic design.

Oct 2017 - Nov 2019

SCI_Arc, Los Angeles, CA, US, Shop Technician

Part-time employment with many responsibilities including: managing upwards of twenty college students working safely in a wood shop and metal shop, advising students on architectural design decisions in terms of model making, methods of construction, visual representation and digital file properties.

Aug 2017 - Aug 2018

Amuneal Manufacturing, Philadelphia, PA, US, CNC Programmer, Wood Fabricator

Full-time working in manufacturing wood shop, primarily running CNC mill, producing parts for custom furniture and furnishing assemblies. Developed jointery, fixturing solutions and iterative aesthetics alongside team of engineers, designers and fabricators. Daily work included 3D modeling (Rhinoceros), technical drawing, material handling, fabrication, finishing, installation, CNC programming (5-Axis Mill) , CNC operating and / or graphic design.

Nov 2014 - Aug 2017


Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, US, BArch, Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture 5 year program, including thesis. Thesis explored the capacity for seemingly disparate and often overlooked voices to become agents in the development of a ‘dead’ mall retrofit. As their concerns are often dismissed as merely part of an unprofitable condition, the project chose to envision how their practices could inspire new programs so that the mall’s future might not abruptly cease (it was demolished in 2015).
The project posited that indoor shopping malls could be thought of similarly as cities with diverse communities sharing public and private space. Thus, it became the site of ‘urban’ exploration and study. Drawing from community memories, site history and the practices of the resilient tenants, network maps were created to come up with pluralistic programmatic solutions.
Three sites were chosen to show a variety of the hybrid-programs designed: a gaming-arena for hobbyists and martial arts, a spa-theatre for ballet and spa therapy, and a library-excavation site for students at the mall school and local archivists. The individual projects were designed as walkable, public spaces that could also accomodate the elderly folks who came to the mall to stroll. Although the mall was demolished, its memories remain the site of weird and complex urban abstractions.

Sep 2009 - Apr 2014

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