Kounkuey Design Initiative

Fabrication Design Associate

Employment type
Full Time
29 days ago
Los Angeles

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 architecture.

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.


To apply

Send electronic copy of cover letter, résumé, portfolio and three (3) references to: [email protected]
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.