Tramonto Residence wins 2020 Architectural Lighting Design Awards

Taking part in this year’s 2020 Architectural Lighting Design Awards, Architect Magazine recognized ShubinDonaldson’s Tramonto Residence with a Commendable Achievement for Whole Building Lighting Design.

The residence’s award-winning lighting design was in partnership with HLB Lighting Design and was described on Architect Magazine:

“There’s this beautiful consistency in the way the ceilings and vertical surfaces are treated.” —Juror Dawn Hollingsworth, Darkhorse Lightworks
Given the breathtaking location and layering of forms and textures of this private residence in Pacific Palisades, Calif., HLB Lighting Design aimed to underscore the finer points of the architecture while preserving the integrity of its natural environment. The concept of indoor–outdoor living is integral to both the flow and composition of the project.

You can view the announcement for the project along with other winners of the Architect Magazine AL Design Awards Here:

2020 AL Design Awards, Tramonto Residence

More about the Tramonto Residence:

Nestled in the Pacific Palisades foothills, the Tramonto Residence is a contemporary single-family home which integrates the natural beauty of an adjacent state park. The placement of the home captures vistas overlooking the canyon, the surrounding Santa Monica Mountains, and the California coastline meeting the Pacific Ocean.

See the full project here:
https://shubindonaldson.com/projects/tramonto-residence/

AIA SB Tour at Pepper Hill Residence

Founding Partner Robin Donaldson, AIA gave a Hard Hat Tour of our Pepper Hill Residence on November 6th for the AIA SB.

More about the Pepper Hill Residence:

What if a modern architectural estate could blend into its ridge top ocean view site and “disappear” into the natural topography?

The house sits at the top of a ridgeline with expansive views south to the Pacific Ocean, north to the Santa Ynez mountains, and west to Santa Barbara Harbor. To maximize these views without creating a visual disturbance, the house is conceived as an extension of the ridge top. The entirety of the house occurs underneath a continuous Green Roof garden that seamlessly blends with the site.

See the full project here:
https://shubindonaldson.com/projects/pepperhillresidence/

Robin Donaldson, AIA participates in sculpture collection: Between the Void

Founding Partner Robin Donaldson, AIA participates in BETWEEN THE VOID – a collection of thirteen sculptures from various artists in Los Angeles and the Midwest.  Placed within the void of Mike Nesbit’s recent sculptural slice of a Los Angeles building, the sculptures are meant to be viewed during the duration of light passing through the void.

For more information visit the Maple St. Construct Website.

ADA Museum Tour at Pepper Hill Residence

Founding Partner Robin Donaldson, AIA gave a construction tour of our Pepper Hill Residence in Montecito on August 18th as part of an Art, Design & Architecture Museum event.

More about the Pepper Hill Residence:

What if a modern architectural estate could blend into its ridge top ocean view site and “disappear” into the natural topography?

The house sits at the top of a ridgeline with expansive views south to the Pacific Ocean, north to the Santa Ynez mountains, and west to Santa Barbara Harbor. To maximize these views without creating a visual disturbance, the house is conceived as an extension of the ridge top. The entirety of the house occurs underneath a continuous Green Roof garden that seamlessly blends with the site.

See the full project here:
https://shubindonaldson.com/projects/pepperhillresidence/

Digital Exhibition: Between Nonchalant and Relaxed

Founding Partner Robin Donaldson, AIA participates in Maple St. Construct’s First Friday exhibition on June 5th. This digital exhibition titled Between Nonchalant and Relaxed was developed in conversation with artist Thomas Prinz [Omaha].
For more information visit the Maple St. Construct Website.

ShubinDonaldson participating in the 2020 Venice Biennale

In partnership with the MATT Construction, ShubinDonaldson will be participating in this year’s Venice Architectural Biennale. The event will be taking place at Palazzo Bembo, hosted by the European Cultural Center (https://ecc-italy.eu/).

Mark Hershman invited to speak at Woodbury University’s Distinguished Alumni Lecture

The Woodbury School of Architecture has invited Mark Hershman to speaks as a Distinguished Alumni, due to the current circumstances with COVID-19 the lecture’s date is to be determined.

The lecture will include alumni Mark Lahmon ’97, Founding Principal of Lahmon Architects and will be held at Bestor Architecture.

 

Stay updated with this event by visiting Woodbury University’s event page: https://woodbury.edu/event/soa-distinguished-alumni-lecture/

Russell Shubin, AIA talks at Facades+ Los Angeles

Founding Partner Russell Shubin, AIA participated during this year’s Facades+ LA conference. Alongside industry leaders, Russell discussed ShubinDonaldson’s approach and future direction of Adaptive Reuse projects in the Los Angeles area.

About the panel:
Adaptive reuse acknowledges the historic character and authentic materials of existing properties, which, when retrofit, allow for an extended, greener lifespan. These transformative projects are based on the “good bones” of the building. Creating contextual facade designs which are environmentally upgraded are the challenges met by these three panelists discussing the former Ford factory-turned Warner Music HQ, RowDTLA, and smaller residential and mid-size projects.

Robin Donaldson, AIA kicks off SBCAST’s Four-Part Architectural Exhibition Series with ‘Artifacts’

Come as You Are 
A Four-Part Architectural Exhibition Series 

Featuring four modern architecture studios based in Santa Barbara, hosted by SBCAST. September – December, 2019.

Robin Donaldson, AIA of ShubinDonaldson kicks off the series with ARTIFACTS.
Throughout the architectural design process, countless models, mockups, and drawings are produced. We call these artifacts and consider their referential nature no less important than the architecture to which they refer. This exhibit presents selected artifacts from an ongoing project involving a sensibility of color, material, and symmetry.

Robin Donaldson, AIA Speaks at AIA Nebraska Lecture Series

Partner Robin Donaldson, AIA spoke during the AIA Nebraska Lecture Series in Omaha, Nebraska. Robin discussed the process surrounding two recent gallery shows, (‘MASKING’ + ‘A Surfers Time’) and how they relate to his architectural process and projects in Southern California, including the Pepper Hill Residence currently under construction in Montecito.

See more of Robin’s ‘MASKING’ Exhibit on our R+D Website: http://sandrand.com/case-study/masking/

See more of Robin’s ‘A Surfers Time’ on our R+D Website:  http://sandrand.com/case-study/a-surfers-time/