Although we are three diverse communities with offices in Culver City, Santa Barbara and Orange County, we operate as one firm. Our culture is defined by our shared commitment to design that is created collaboratively in an accessible forum for creative dialogue.
As a “design first” firm, ShubinDonaldson’s culture is rooted in a shared commitment to:
Rigorous Work Ethic
Our professional responsibility begins with dedication to upholding the standard for integrity We believe that maximum productivity is achieved through team work and clear communication. Our leadership team and executive group manages the firm collaboratively. Weekly team design reviews known as TDRs are held in both our LA and Santa Barbara studios.
Through a process of goal-setting and performance evaluation, all members of our team identify his or her individual ambitions so that the firm can support the achievement of those goals. SD is committed to investing in developing the talent of our organization as well as supporting individual personal growth.
Every Thursday afternoon our staff come together in the LA office for a weekly design forum on a topic of their choice called “Occupy”, and is available by LIVE streaming in Santa Barbara and Orange County offices.
While SD does not have a formal internship program, SD typically invites several candidates a year to join us for paid, open-ended internships. Interns have the opportunity to attend weekly team design reviews aka “TDR’s”, construction site visits, and Lunch ‘n Learns. In the LA office every Thursday everyone is invited to gather for a design-themed social event which we live stream to the Santa Barbara and Orange County offices.
Projects are organized as a team effort, led and coordinated by an assigned project manager and project architect.