Founding Partner Robin Donaldson, AIA, awarded Honor Award at AIA LA Architectural Photography Awards

Founding Partner Robin Donaldson, AIA, was given the Honor Award at this year’s AIA LA Architectural Photography Awards. The awards, which celebrate varied visual styles and interpretations, awarded “Hill House” the Honor Award in the Best Rendering category.

 

 

Comments from the jury:

“The artist uses a creative and unique perspective for this imaginative medium. The emphasis and balance of shape, texture, color (or lack thereof) is masterful. Whimsical yet clearly calculated, its contrast and intentional departure from the traditional rendering styles we all see so much of really set this apart. Dreamy yet clearly expressing the intentions of the project; it’s a great reminder to run your own race. A captivating work of art!”

You can view the announcement for the award along with other winners of the AIA LA APA Awards HERE:

3101 West Coast Highway featured in AEC Cafe

Our 3101 West Coat Highway has been recently featured in AEC Cafe

A snippet from the article:

 

“Elevated by the rejection of typically provided bulky trim pieces, the project’s standing seam panels use custom break metal details throughout the project to create clean corner conditions. Exposed steel connections at the top of the columns emphasize the appearance of the horizontal channels floating above, while existing interior framing elements are exposed and sandblasted to provide a warm yet minimal space. The building’s juxtaposition of transparent and opaque surfaces creates tonal shifts and spatial depth throughout the façade. As the sun rises, standing seam metal panels glow with metallic luster while interspersed high-performance glazing reflects the sunset’s gradations..”

 

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3101 West Coast Highway | Shubin Donaldson

3101 West Coast Highway featured in India Art n Design

Our 3101 West Coat Highway has been recently featured in India Art n Design

A snippet from the article:

 

“ShubinDonaldson Architects renovate and repurpose a four-story Cape Cod-style medical centre from the 1980s into a modern creative space for commercial tenancy, articulating the marine coastal aesthetic. Situated on a concrete podium 6’ above West Coast Highway, this project creates a modern aesthetic by removing existing embellishments to enhance the clean and timeless geometry of the gabled roofs, all while staying within compliance with the Coastal Commission’s strict reframing constraints.”

 

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3101 West Coast Highway | Shubin Donaldson

3101 West Coast Highway featured in Amazing Architecture

Our 3101 West Coat Highway has been recently featured in Amazing Architecture

A snippet from the article:

 

“Situated on a concrete podium 6’ above West Coast Highway, this project creates a modern aesthetic by removing existing embellishments to enhance the clean and timeless geometry of the gabled roofs, all while staying within compliance with the Coastal Commission’s strict reframing constraints. The existing dormers were demolished to create inset terraces providing tenants with fresh air, natural light, and unobstructed bayside views. Removing floor slabs enable double-height spaces while opening-up bayside gable walls with floor-to-ceiling curtain walls create transparency from the street to the bayside. Tenant spaces were also demised in a north/south direction to provide all tenants with bayside views throughout the building.”

 

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3101 West Coast Highway | Shubin Donaldson

HILL HOUSE featured in The Riv Magazine

Our HILL HOUSE is the featured cover story in the inaugural issue of The RIV Magazine. Read Online.

The article spotlights Founding Partner Robin Donaldson’s work on the HILL HOUSE. Written by Les Firestein, “Montecito’s Moonshot” tells the collaborative and playful story between Robin Donaldson and Bruce Heavin in the making of this one-of-a-kind residence — A project that Pritzker Prize-winning architect Thom Mayne has called “the most important residence built in the last 20 years.”

See the full project:

HILL HOUSE | ShubinDonaldson

 

3101 West Coast Highway featured in e-architect

Our 3101 West Coat Highway has been recently featured in e-architect

A snippet from the article:

 

“Elevated by the rejection of typically provided bulky trim pieces, the project’s standing seam panels use custom break metal details throughout the project to create clean corner conditions. Exposed steel connections at the top of the columns emphasize the appearance of the horizontal channels floating above, while existing interior framing elements are exposed and sandblasted to provide a warm yet minimal space. The building’s juxtaposition of transparent and opaque surfaces creates tonal shifts and spatial depth throughout the façade. As the sun rises, standing seam metal panels glow with metallic luster while interspersed high-performance glazing reflects the sunset’s gradations.”

 

See the project here: 
3101 West Coast Highway | Shubin Donaldson

3101 West Coast Highway featured in Daily Arch News

Our 3101 West Coat Highway has been recently featured in Daily Arch News

A snippet from the article:

 

“The building’s juxtaposition of transparent and opaque surfaces creates tonal shifts and spatial depth throughout the façade. As the sun rises, standing seam metal panels glow with metallic luster while interspersed high-performance glazing reflects the sunset’s gradations.

The building’s sense of transparency is enhanced by the cable rails installed by local sailors, which provide physical safety without compromising the bay’s vistas. Other local marine elements include the main entry canopy, reminiscent of an inverted boat hull built by a local builder using marine-grade ply covered in resin. In addition, Ipe trellis columns and canvas covering materials draw inspiration from nautical masts and booms.”

 

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3101 West Coast Highway | Shubin Donaldson

ShubinDonaldson listed as one of the Best Office Architects in Irvine by General Contractor Magazine

General Contractors Magazine has listed ShubinDonaldson as one of the Best Office Architects in Irvine. Showcasing our Via Lido Mixed Use, the list emphasizes ShubinDonaldson’s “entrepreneurial spirit and work ethic” as well as the partner’s ability to craft unique designs, explore new methodologies, and question new methods of living and working.

You can view the full story HERE

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Via Lido Mixed Use | ShubinDonaldson

HILL HOUSE featured in GA HOUSES PROJECT 2022 and Exhibition

Our HILL HOUSE will be participating in GA Magazine‘s special issue “GA Houses Project 2022”  and “GA Houses Project 2022” exhibition in Tokyo’s GA Gallery. The GA publication and exhibition spotlight Founding Partner Robin Donaldson’s work on the project. The annual exhibition, which runs from March 19th – Jun 5th, will feature 51 ongoing residential projects in various places around the world through drawings, models, and movies.

You can view the full story HERE

See the project here: 
Hill House | Shubin Donaldson

San Remo featured in Archello

Our San Remo Residence has been recently featured in Archello

A snippet from the article:

 

“The San Remo residence is a unique form carefully crafted to fit into the narrow envelope, making the most from a difficult site. Where the canyon presents its difficult challenges buried into the hillside, the same conditions offer unique opportunities. Where the southern façade defends its edge, the north opens wide, holding the light and the views beyond. The interlocking geometries juxtapose nesting spaces and the simple, yet strong material palette stands out in a rich composition.”

 

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San Remo Residence | Shubin Donaldson