Robin Donaldson - Shubin + Donaldson Architects


Partner, AIA

Robin Donaldson, AIA, founding partner of Shubin and Donaldson Architects, Inc. (S+D) graduated UCSB and received Masters of Architecture at Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-ARC) in 1985. Prior to founding S+D in 1990, Robin worked for many years with Morphosis and Pritzker Prize winning architect Thom Mayne. Robin’s own firm S+D has become internationally recognized,…

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Russell Shubin - Shubin + Donaldson Architects


Partner, AIA, LEED AP

Russell Shubin founded Shubin + Donaldson Architects in partnership with Robin Donaldson in 1990. He is passionate about transformative design and ambitiously questions his assumptions about what it means to be relevant in each context the firm works in. Today, Shubin + Donaldson Architects has offices in Culver City, Santa Barbara, and Newport and includes…

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Mark Hershman - Shubin + Donaldson Architects



Mark was born in Newport Beach in 1973, and received his Bachelor of Architecture at Woodbury University in 1997. He also studied at the Sorbonne University in Paris, France, during 1995. Mark began his professional design career under the tutelage of Anthony J Lumsden. He began working at Shubin + Donaldson Architects in 1999.

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Sieglinde Pukke - Shubin + Donaldson Architects


Principal, AIA, LEED AP

Sieglinde Pukke brings 25 years of experience in architecture, design, construction, and management. She holds several prestigious awards for her work on Ocean Institute/ Dana Point, Headquarters for Quiksilver in Huntington Beach and 3388 Via Lido in Newport Beach.

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Christine Reins - Shubin + Donaldson Architects


Studio Director

With nearly two decades of professional architectural experience, Christine provides firm-wide leadership, management expertise, mentoring and inspiration to everyone at S+D. She is accountable for the work product and processes within the residential studio of the Los Angeles office, including the well being of the LA residential team.

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Fredrik Nilsson - Shubin + Donaldson Architects


Studio Director

Born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden to a family of builders and craftsmen, Fredrik Nilsson’s aptitude for design was shaped in early years. In the first part of his professional career, he interned and worked as a building engineer for prestigious firms that evolved into what is now Sweden’s most successful architecture firm, Wingårdhs. Fredrik went…

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Edward Anastas - Shubin + Donaldson Architects


Project Architect

Edward Anastas began his architectural studies at the University of Southern California School of Architecture, where he graduated in 1997. He received his Masters of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University’s GSAPP in 1998.

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Alex Belson - Shubin + Donaldson Architects



When he’s not at work refining projects by modelling in 3D and drawing details, Alex Belson plays Dodgeball. He’s been a member of the Eagle Rock Yacht Club for four years, participating on both the Northside and Westside Leagues as well as numerous charity tournaments.

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Ivan Blanco - Shubin + Donaldson Architects


Project Manager

Ivan Blanco got an early start in the world of design growing up in the family furniture business; a background that influenced Ivan in not only thinking about the built environment as a constructed entity but also in terms of fabrication and manufacturing. He received his B.Arch from the University of Southern California in 2002.

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Dwight Bond - Shubin + Donaldson Architects


Senior Associate

With the company since 2014, Dwight Bond is a long time southern California resident and licensed architect with 23 years’ experience as an award-winning project designer, senior associate and associate principal. His focus at S+D is in the commercial division where he enjoys the pace of projects ranging from mixed use, retail, housing, hospitality, office, hotel and convention centers.

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