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Live + Work

Live + Work is a visually immersive monograph of the work of Shubin and Donaldson Architects, whose creative commercial spaces and high-end residential projects draw on the complex vernaculars of Southern California’s cultures and traditions. Organized around the organic process of practice, the complex genealogy of projects, and the flow of influence, this monograph examines the contemporary conditions by which we live and work, and how those terms are increasingly blended. Visuals of the select projects are supplemented with drawings, sketches, diagrams, interviews, and essays by Thom Mayne and Joseph Giovannini.



MASKING is an exhibit of drawings representing a year-long conversation between Robin Donaldson, AIA and Mike Nesbit about the role of drawing within contemporary Art and Architecture. Though architectural drawings are conventionally used for making buildings, the drawings in this exhibit reinterpret three projects within the catalog of ShubinDonaldson’s built work and become the basis for realizing a new set of drawings, referential but not necessarily representative of the building from which they came. In the “hands-on” analog process of working with techniques and printmakers including El Nopal Press (lithography) and Wranch Studio (screen printing), making drawings becomes an exercise in critical judgment at the moment of production, requiring a disciplined and playful sensibility for curation and composition.

Recent Feature Articles

Print & Online Press

Year Publication Project Featured
2019 Residential Design Magazine Tramonto Residence
2019 Interior Design Magazine Tramonto Residence
2018 Interiors Magazine Wakecrest Residence
2017 Architectural Record - House of the Month July Skyline Residence
2016 The Robb Report - Home & Style The Beverly Hills Residence
2016 The Real Deal Mayumi
2015 Seaside Living: 50 Remarkable Houses The Riviera Residence
2013 Remodelista Biscuit Filmworks
2012 A’ Design Award & Competition; Designer Press; London Pacific Palisades Residence
2012 Detail in Contempary Concrete Architecture; Laurence King Publishing; London Toro Canyon Residence
2010 Contract “Essay: On the Future/Technology Trends” Robin Donaldson, Contributor
2010 Collection: Offices; Braun; Germany Brand New School Hydraulx
2010 Atlas of World Interior Design; Braun; Germany Saatchi + Saatchi
2010 Best Selection of Shanglin; Azur, Hong Kong Linda Flora
2009 Ecological Architecture; Braun; Germany The Riviera Residence
2009 Collection: U.S. Architecture; Braun; Germany Montecito Residence, Riviera Residence
2009 A Pocketful of Beach Houses; Images Publishing Group, Australia Urban Spa
2009 Masterpieces: Office Architecture + Design; Braun; Germany Saatchi + Saatchi, Ogilvy, Hydraulx
2009 M3 360˚ Modern Architecture II; Sandu Publishing; China Santa Barbara Artists, Riviera Residence
2009 M2 360˚ Interior Design II; Sandu Publishing; China Saatchi + Saatchi, Wong Doody, Davidandgoliath
2008 100% Office Saatchi + Saatchi
2008 1000x Architecture of the Americas; Verlagshaus Braun; Germany Hydraulx
2008 Dream Homes Los Angeles; Panache Firm Profile
2008 Renovating for Working; Loft Publications, Barcelona, Spain Wong Doody, Brand New School
2008 Pool Design; Daab, Germany Hope Ranch Pool
2007 American Spaces; Images Publishing Group, Australia Interpublic Emerging Media Lab, Brand New School
2007 The New 100 Houses x 100 Architects; Images Publishing Group, Australia Riviera Residence
2007 Interior Architecture Now; Laurence King Publishing Ltd., U.K. Firm Profile + Commercial Pojects
2007 Residential Designs for the 21st Century; Firefly Books Ltd, New York Urban Spa
2006 25 Houses Under 3000 Square Feet; Collins Design Malibu Beach House
2006 2000 Architects; Images Publishing Group; Australia Firm Profile
2006 Beach Houses; Feierabend Verlag (Germany) Malibu Beach House
2006 Outdoor Rooms II; by Anne Dickhoff; Quarry Books Carpinteria Guest House, Urban Spa, Firm Profile
2006 A Pocketful of Houses; Images Publishing Group, Australia Hope Ranch Residence, Montecito Residence
2006 25 Espaces de Bureaux; AMC LeMoniteur (France) Ogilvy
2005 50+ Great Bathrooms By Architects; Images Publishing Group, Australia Urban Spa, Hope Ranch Residence, Anita Way Residence
2005 50 Great Kitchens By Architects; Images Publishing Group, Australia Montecito Residence, Hope Ranch Residence
2005 100 More Of The World’s Best Houses; Images Publishing Group, Australia Hope Ranch Residence
2005 The Contemporary Guesthouse; Edizioni Press “In The Countryside” Carpinteria Guest House
2005 The Franklin Report: Los Angeles—Second Edition; Allgood Press Firm Profile
2005 Office Spaces, Volume 2; The Images Publishing Group; Australia Ground Zero, LRN, Firm Profile
2004 34 Los Angeles Architects; A+D Museum Montecito Residence
2004 1000 Architects; The Images Publishing Group Pty Ltd; Australia Firm Profile
2004 Interiors Now; The Images Publishing Group Pty Ltd; Australia Iwin, Fotouhi Alonso, Malibu Beach House, Montecito Residence
2004 Kids Spaces; The Images Publishing Group Pty Ltd; Australia Urban Youth Activity Center
2004 Offices Design Source; Harper Collins Ogilvy & Mather, Ground Zero Advertising,, Mindfield
2004 The Other Office: Creative Workplace Design; Frame: Birkhauser Ground Zero
2004 Pacific Houses; Harper Design International Malibu Beach House
2004 Offices Design Source; Harper Collins Ogilvy & Mather, Ground Zero Advertising;; Mindfield
2003 Offices: Designer & Design; Loft Publications Ogilvy & Mather, Mindfield,
2003  New Offices; Loft Publications Ground Zero Advertising
2003 The 21st Century Office; Laurence King Publishing Ltd., U.K. Ogilvy & Mather
2003 Another 100 Of The World’s Best Houses; The Images Publishing Group Pty Ltd  Malibu Beach House, Montecito Residence
2003  Sporting Spaces; The Images Publishing Group Pty Ltd; Australia on the cover