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


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

Having grown over the past 29 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.

Russell Shubin, AIA, LEED AP


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.

Robin Donaldson, AIA


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.

Mark Hershman


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.


Sieglinde Pukke, AIA, LEED AP

Senior Project Manager, Principal

Greg Griffin

Studio Director, Principal

Jennifer Flinck

Director of Finance & Administration, Senior Associate

Bradford Kelley

Senior Design Manager, Senior Associate

Christine Reins

Studio Director, Senior Associate

Ruth Hasell, AIA

OC Studio Director, Senior Associate

Ilya Kozin, LEED AP

Senior Project Architect, Senior Associate

Jay Fukuzawa

Senior Designer, Senior Associate

Christiane Dussa, LEED AP

Senior Project Manager, Senior Associate

F. Myles Sciotto, Ph.D.

Director of Research & Development, Senior Associate

Jenny Cabal, CSI, ICC

Studio Director, Associate

Fielding Featherston

Studio Director

Wendy Acosta

Accounting & Office Assistant

Nelson Almendarez

Project Coordinator

Liona Avery

Project Coordinator

Emily Balas

Project Architect, Associate

Matthew Beausoleil, AIA

Project Architect

Geo Chevez

Architectural Designer II, Associate

Gabriela Colmenares

Architectural Designer I, Associate

Adrienne Danet

Project Architect

Marcos Moll De Leon

Architectural Designer II

Alessandra Del Rio, AIA

Project Manager

Dolores Delacruz

Executive Assistant & Office Manager

Stacey Dubs

Senior Project Coordinator

Kenny Garnett

Architectural Designer I

Anne Graham

Senior Project Coordinator, Associate

Walter Grey

Project Manager, Associate

Jessica Hall


Matthew Lahr

Project Coordinator

Erin Lani

Project Architect, Associate

Rafael Lopez

Project Coordinator, Associate

Stuart Lord, AIA

Project Architect, Associate

Melissa Mendoza

Executive Assistant & Office Manager

Roodbeh Mirzaei

Architectural Designer II

Liana Nourafshan

Job Captain

Juan Carlos Ornelas

Senior Project Manager

Simon Palmer

BIM Manager / Senior Project Coordinator

Christopher Petzak

Project Manager, Associate

Diana Ramirez

Human Resources Manager

Colin Rickard

Marketing & Graphics Coordinator

Ella Rocker


Nicklaus Schwaller

Architectural Designer I, Associate

Chloe Shelton

Administrative Assistant

JeongEun Sho

Architectural Designer II

Brittany Stangel

Executive Assistant

Zack Teixeira

Senior Project Coordinator, Associate

Alex Towpasz

Project Coordinator, Associate

Kleon Tran


Brenda Velasco

Administrative Assistant

Can Wang, LEED AP BD+C


Looking for new career opportunities?

ShubinDonaldson is actively recruiting the best talent in various architectural disciplines including design, project management, and client relations.



JOB DESCRIPTION: ShubinDonaldson in Culver City is seeking a motivated Designer/Architect with 3-5 years of experience in publication-quality commercial and residential projects as an addition to our team.


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.