Our professional staff is committed to innovative contemporary design solutions. We do our best work collaborating with clients who have high standards and who are well-informed about the value of design.


ShubinDonaldson believes that our professional responsibility begins with a dedication to uphold the standard of integrity we have established, that maximum productivity is achieved through team work and clear communication, and that our design excellence is realized through collaborative design and creative dialogue. Although we exist as three diverse communities, with offices in Culver City, Santa Barbara and Orange County, we operate as one firm, collectively rooting the culture in a commitment to:


Creative Exploration

Design Excellence

Rigorous Work Ethic

Professional Development

Clear Communication

ShubinDonaldson’s leadership team is committed to investing in the development of talent. Through a process of goal-setting and performance evaluation, each person can identify their individual ambitions, supporting individual personal growth and firm excellence.

To strengthen and develop this internal culture, ShubinDonaldson is seeking the best talent to collaborate with us in various architectural disciplines including design and project management.

To view our current openings, please visit: AIA Career Center or Archinect profile


ShubinDonaldson offers three to twelve-month internships to upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in our Santa Barbara and Los Angeles offices.  Interns will experience a wide range of tasks and dialogues necessary to realize a project, including conceptual designs, physical models, drawings, material studies, and construction site visits. We view these internships as an extension of our commitment to staff mentoring and fostering the growth of our collective knowledge. In addition to participating in project-specific activities, interns have the opportunity to attend weekly Team Design Reviews, Lunch ‘n Learns, and Hive@5, a design-focused office-wide social event on Thursdays.

Submission Requirements

Those interested in applying at ShubinDonaldson may submit their request electronically, noting the following requirements:

Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Architecture (with exception of intern applicants) and illustrate strong graphic and organization skills.

Experience in Revit is highly preferred.3D modeling, AutoCAD, and Rhino are recomended.

In a single PDF attachment, include a one page cover letter, your resume, and no more than twelve pages illustrating your best work.

PDF resolution can be optimized for quality screen view, and should benefit your work. Please do not exceed 10MB.

Format the subject line as ‘[name]- [office & position]- [school]’ and leave the body of the email empty

Career positions are intended to be full time, and all applicants should have a commitment and the ability to work for at least one year.International applicants are responsible for obtaining the required documents and permissions for working within the U.S.. We will be unable to respond personally to each applicant. If you have not been contacted after four months, you are welcome to reapply.

Submissions and inquires may be made to

ShubinDonaldson participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.