People

People

ShubinDonaldson is a team of people with diverse backgrounds and experiences united around one thing­–creating great design.

Partners

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Together, we aspire to lead the next generation in making relevant and meaningful places.

Having grown over the past 25 years to being a firm with a dedicated professional staff of over fifty talented people, and with offices in three Southern California locations, we understand that our success hinges on the highest level of professional responsibility to our clients.

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Russell Shubin, AIA, LEED AP

Partner

Russell Shubin, AIA, founded ShubinDonaldson Architects in partnership with Robin Donaldson in 1991. He is passionate about transformative design and ambitiously questions assumptions about what it means to be relevant in each context in which the firm works. Today, ShubinDonaldson Architects has offices in Culver City, Santa Barbara, and Newport and includes a thriving luxury residential practice serving international clientele, as well as mixed-use, multifamily, commercial office & retail, hospitality, and institutional project. The firm’s work has been widely published including a book in 2010 by ORO editions, entitled Live + Work, featuring 23 projects spanning the years 1998 to 2009. Since the company was founded, SD has been recognized with dozens of AIA design awards.

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Robin Donaldson, AIA

Partner

Robin Donaldson, AIA, brings 30 years of experience in architecture, design, construction, project development and management to every project he is engaged in. He has been recognized with dozens of design awards for SD’s work on projects such as Ground Zero, Iwin, Fuel, Montecito Residence and many others. Born in Los Angeles, CA, Donaldson was educated at the University of California at Santa Barbara, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and Art History, with an emphasis in architectural history. He then received his Master of Architecture degree, graduating first in his class at Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-ARC). While a student at SCI-arc, Donaldson began working with Morphosis Architects, assuming project architect responsibilities on commercial, institutional, and residential projects, including the celebrated Crawford Residence. Following his years working with Morphosis, Donaldson founded ShubinDonaldson in 1991.

He was involved in teaching architectural design and guest lecturing at schools such as Arizona State University, Otis Parsons School of Design, SCI-arc, UCLA, and the University of California, Santa Barbara, Environmental Design Program. He was the 1998 president of the Santa Barbara Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Donaldson is the former Chair of the Santa Barbara County Board of Architectural Review.

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Mark Hershman

Partner

A native Californian born in Newport Beach, Mark began his studies at Sorbonne University in Paris, France. After receiving his Bachelor of Architecture from Woodbury University in 1997, Mark’s professional design career was initiated under the tutelage of prolific Southern California architect Anthony J Lumsden. He began working at ShubinDonaldson Architects in 1999. Since then he has directed a multitude of ShubinDonaldson’s signature projects.

Beginning with the firm as a Lead Project Designer, he has moved up the ranks to Partner in 2017. He has focused his expertise on the commercial interiors and mixed-use buildings within the firm. Mark’s relentless attention to craft, detail, and design process has made him a lynchpin at the core of SD’s reputation for innovative design.

Leadership

Jennifer Flinck

Controller, Senior Associate

Jay Fukuzawa

Senior Associate

Greg Griffin

Studio Director, Senior Associate

Bradford Kelley

Project Manager, Senior Associate

Ilya Kozin, LEED AP

Project Architect, Senior Associate

Fredrik Nilsson

Studio Director

Sieglinde Pukke, AIA, LEED AP

Principal

Christine Reins

Studio Director

Edward Anastas, AIA, LEED AP, BC+P

Architect, Associate

Alex Belson

Designer

Ivan Blanco

Senior Designer, Associate

Jordan Cherry

Office Assistant

Geo Chevez

Designer, Associate

Eric Chin

Designer

Sandy Chung

Designer

Gabriela Colmenares

Designer, Associate

Elisabeta Curea

Designer

Anthony Dailey

Office Assistant

Titus Dimson

Designer

Christiane Dussa, LEED AP

Project Manager, Associate

Michael Fimbres

Designer

Lauren Fulton, LEED AP

Project Manager, Associate

Walter Grey

Project Manager, Associate

Ruth Hasell, AIA

Architect

Tom Johnson, AIA, LEED AP

Project Architect

Erin Lani

Designer

Rafael Lopez

Designer, Associate

Stuart Lord, AIA

Architect, Associate

Spencer Mak

Designer

Hannah Martin

Human Resources Administrator

Natsuki Matsumoto, LEED AP

Designer

Roodbeh Mirzaei

Designer

Juan Carlos Ornelas

Senior Project Manager

Christopher Petzak

Designer, Associate

Isobel Prince Lawrance

Designer

Nicklaus Schwaller

Designer

Jacob Semler

Designer

Brittany Stangel

Office Manager

Daina Swagerty

Designer, Associate

Zack Teixeira

Designer, Project Manager

Carol Templeton, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

Architect, Associate

Alex Towpasz

Designer, Associate

Ha-Vi Tran

Architect, Associate

Karla Turcios

Administrative Assistant

Luciana Vidal, AIA

Architect

Ping Wang

Assistant Controller

Devyn Watt

Administrative Assistant

Linda Yang

Designer, Associate

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Designer

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Project Architect

JOB DESCRIPTION: Busy, creative design firm seeking B.Arch or M.Arch graduate with 10+ years of experience for Santa Ana office, preferably in contemporary commercial interiors, shell and core, mixed use, and multifamily.

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