Robin Donaldson, 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, Donaldson worked for many years with Morphosis and Pritzker Prize winning architect Thom Mayne.
Donaldson’s own firm S+D has become internationally recognized, extensively published, and has earned many professional accolades including 20 AIA design awards. In 2010 a monograph was published dedicated exclusively to S+D’s Creative Office designs and custom homes called LIVE + WORK, The Southern California Architecture of Shubin and Donaldson. S+D has an office in Culver City and Santa Barbara, CA where Donaldson is based. S+D currently has projects of all types around the US, Mexico, Asia, and Middle East.
So. California Institute of Architecture, Masters in Architecture
University of California, Santa Barbara
Partner, AIA, LEED AP
Russell Shubin was born in Los Angeles in December 1960 and studied architecture at California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo where he received his Bachelor of Architecture in 1985. He also studied at L’Ecole d’Art et d’Architecture at Fontainbleau, France during 1984. In 1988, he completed a master of Business Administration.
Russell began practicing with the Blurock Partnership of Newport Beach, a nationally recognized firm that has received numerous AIA awards for cost and energy efficient institutional design. Shortly after becoming an associate with the Blurock Partnership in 1989, Russell opened his own practice.
California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
L’Ecole d’Art et d’Architecture at Fountainblue, France