ShubinDonaldson Takes home AIA SB’s Merit Award and two Honorable Mentions.


During the AIA Santa Barbara’s Annual Design Awards on December 7th, ShubinDonaldson’s Castaway Commons was awarded the Historic Preservation Merit Award. Two more designs by ShubinDonaldson garnered attention, with both the Skyline Residence and Mayumi receiving Honorable Mentions.

You can view the announcement for the project along with other winners of the AIA SB Design Awards here:

AIA Santa Barbara’s Design Awards Announcement

More about Castaway Commons:

A complete facade renovation was undertaken through a “reskin” of the existing office shell, replacing it with three different storefronts and a curtain wall glazing system with varying colors. Solar louvers on the south facade help to reduce solar gain further. A fritted glass panel facing Westcliff Drive signifies the main entrance with a cedar storefront and large display windows enhancing public access and visibility.

See the full project here:


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