Conill Advertising

El Segundo, CA

What does it feel like to be in the eye of a creative hurricane? Answering this question animated the design for a Latin-based ad agency with roots in Miami.

El Segundo, CA

Completed 2016



The arrival into the space — as is typical with most offices of this size — begins at the centrally-located elevator core filtering into the main reception area. This space serves as the nucleus of the office providing two arteries leading into either the executive offices/conference rooms or into the main workstations. Using faceted walls and undulating fins, the design creates dynamic circulation throughout which lead into different “places” each possessing unique identities and opportunities for collaboration. These “places” include “the club” — the primary break out space containing a fully-equiped bar, kitchen, ping pong table, and seating; “the park” — a playful break out space adjacent to the workstations integrating monkey bars, whiteboards, terrariums, and fun lounge seating resembling large rocks; and “the beach” — an outdoor terrace with synthetic grass and patio seating spaces for the employees to get some fresh air. In short, the design for Conill created a fun, energetic environment for the young advertising agency to get the creative juices flowing and provide the resources needed for collaboration and innovation to thrive.

Project Information

Partners In Charge:
Russell Shubin, AIA, LEED AP
Robin Donaldson, AIA

Project Team:
Andrew Alcala
Geo Chevez
Marty Schibler
Irene Acosta

Sierra Pacific Constructors

Benny Chan

Project Articles/Press

SD is led by partners Russell Shubin, Robin Donaldson and Mark Hershman.

With offices in Culver City, Santa Barbara, and Orange County, California, projects are organized as a team effort, led and coordinated by an assigned project manager and project architect.


Design Approach

ShubinDonaldson provides innovative environments for strategic, design savvy clients.

Projects are organized as a team effort, led and coordinated by an assigned project manager and project architect.