Fabrication Design Associate

Kounkuey Design Initiative - Los Angeles, CA (30+ days ago)

KDI is currently seeking a fabrication design associate to add to our growing team
of about 15 staff in downtown Los Angeles, CA. This is a fantastic opportunity for a
highly motivated and creative self-starter to work directly with under-resourced
communities throughout Southern California. The candidate will work in a highly
collaborative interdisciplinary studio environment including landscape architects,
urban planners, artists, community organizers, and program development
specialists. The candidate should excel in design thinking with strong
representation skills with an emphasis on 3-D modeling and fabrication of sitescale

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop design concepts for projects including vacant lot activations,

complete streets demonstrations, play streets, and mobile architecture.

  • Assist with the documentation of elements such as street furnishings, play

elements, shade structures, kiosks and mobile carts.

  • Rhino and Physical modeling
  • Setting up files for digital fabrication
  • Coordination with fabricators across different media (metal, wood, plastic)
  • Operation of basic shop equipment


  • Degree in Architecture, Landscape, Product or Industrial design.
  • Experience in the design, prototyping and fabrication of site furnishings
  • Proficient in AutoCAD
  • Proficient hand drawing
  • Excellent skills in Adobe CS, Rhino and VRay.
  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills
  • Bilingual (Spanish-English), a plus.

How to Apply:
Send electronic copy of cover letter, résumé, portfolio and three (3) references to:
LAJobs @ kounkuey.org
Subject heading: Fabrication Design Associate: Your Name

Portfolio should highlight digital fabrication work. Please include digital drawings
and photography showing your design exploration and the progression of your work
from prototype to final product.

Job Type: Full-time


  • hand drawing: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Adobe CS, Rhino, and VRay: 2 years (Preferred)
  • design, prototyping, and fabrication of site furnishings: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Architecture, Landscape, Product, or Industrial design: 1 year (Required)
  • AutoCAD: 2 years (Preferred)


  • Associate (Required)


  • Los Angeles, CA (Preferred)