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AIA Santa Barbara Design Awards Reception

Last night during Santa Barbara’s First Thursday, AIA Santa Barbara hosted the 2018 Design Awards Exhibition reception at Faulkner Gallery. Our very own Robin Donaldson, AIA spoke about a few of our award winning projects, along with several other influential Architects, and their projects.  


Skyline Residence featured on designboom

Our award-winning Skyline Residence has been recently featured on Designboom Check out the full story of this unique home and join the conversation on Designboom. A snippet from the article on Designboom: The Skyline Residence occupies a narrow, hillside site in Santa Barbara, California. Designed for an industrial designer with […]


ShubinDonaldson Takes home AIA SB’s Merit Award and two Honorable Mentions.

During the AIA Santa Barbara’s Annual Design Awards on December 7th, ShubinDonaldson’s Castaway Commons was awarded the Historic Preservation Merit Award. Two more designs by ShubinDonaldson garnered attention, with both the Skyline Residence and Mayumi receiving Honorable Mentions. You can view the announcement for the project along with other winners of […]


Robin Donaldson joined by Mike Nesbit – New Gallery Exhibit in Santa Barbara

ShubinDonaldson Partner, Robin Donaldson, AIA will be premiering a new exhibit with fine artist Mike Nesbit this December. MASKING is an exhibit of over 40 large scale drawings, representing a year-long conversation between Robin Donaldson, AIA and Mike Nesbit about the role of drawing within contemporary Art and Architecture. Though architectural drawings are conventionally used […]


AIA LA gives Honor Award to Mayumi during the 2018 Design Awards.

With its approach of micro-unit living within the urban context of Los Angeles, Mayumi’s orientation sets it apart from other Adaptive-reuse renovations in the area. During the 2018 AIA Los Angeles Design Awards on October 30th at the Egyptian Theater, ShubinDonaldson’s Mayumi project was awarded Honors by the AIA Los […]


Skyline Residence Featured as Editors Pick on Dwell

Our award-winning Skyline Residence was recently chosen as an Editors Pick on Dwell’s homes section. About the project: Skyline Residence is a contemporary three-story, three-bedroom hilltop home located on a complex site on the Santa Barbara Mesa. The site constraints required a unique formal solution deploying a concrete and steel […]


5300 McConnell featured on Archinect

Our recently completed 5300 McConnell project was featured on Archinect’s front page! You can view the entire project on Archniect: Background on the project: 5300 McConnell is a repositioning of a 1984 concrete tilt-up building in the Playa Vista Tech District of Los Angeles with the Centinela Creek Channel […]


ShubinDonaldson’s BCG Office Design Featured on Office Snapshots

The Boston Consulting Group Los Angeles Headquarters was designed to meet the client’s unique needs, creating an unconventional working environment for their nomadic staff. The project was recently published by the office interiors publication, Office Snapshots. The full article from Office Snapshots can be seen here:


ArchitecTours 2018 at Anacapa Studios in Santa Barbara

Over the weekend, this year’s Santa Barbara ArchitecTours put on by the AIA Santa Barbara took place at twelve masterful examples of architecture throughout Downtown Santa Barbara – Our Santa Barbara Campus, Anacapa Studios  included! We opened the doors with a guided tour while allowing attendees to explore and discover all the elements and […]


2018 AIA ArchitecTours Head Downtown – ShubinDonaldson’s Anacapa Studios Included

We’re taking part in this year’s Santa Barbara ArchitecTours put on by AIA Santa Barbara. Our Santa Barbara Campus – Anacapa Studios – will be included! Full event details can be found on the AIA Santa Barbara website, here: The Santa Barabara Independent recently wrote an article on the event: “On […]