The Wakecrest Residence is a residential renovation exercising the deliberate peeling back and distilling of an original 1962 enclosure organized around a dramatic 180-degree view over the Pacific Ocean in Malibu California.
ShubinDonaldson is led by partners Russell Shubin, Robin Donaldson and Mark Hershman.
With offices in Culver City, Santa Barbara, and Orange County, California, projects are organized as a team effort, led and coordinated by an assigned project manager and project architect.
Having grown over the past 25 years to being a firm with a dedicated full-time 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 and Mark Hershman are based in Los Angeles; Robin Donaldson, AIA, heads the firm’s office in Santa Barbara. We work together closely and share a common language for the spaces we create: direct, unpretentious, and layered.
The company is structured in design studios of deep typological expertise within a culture where collaboration and creative experimentation is encouraged. This creative tension and dynamic context leads to breakthrough solutions in form, craft, and material expression while maintaining the discipline of adhering to budget and schedule.
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Toro Canyon Residence was designed by ShubinDonaldson, mixing concrete, steel, and glass to create a sophisticated effect. The house is located in Montecito, California, USA. This residence on a 10-acre site is approached via a narrow, tree covered drive, ending at a small clearing with views of the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands. The residence is […]
This modern home is a 3-story 3 bedroom 2500 square foot residence designed by ShubinDonaldson on a hilltop in Santa Barbara, California. The site is an up sloping wedge shaped piece of land on a narrow lot. The Skyline Residence is designed for a young family with 2 children. The owner is an industrial designer intent […]
Wolf Creek Ranch (Modern Day Log Home) is located in Woodland, Utah and was designed by ShubinDonaldson Architects. Description by Shubin and Donaldson: This 8,600 SF residence on 160 acres of working sheep ranch sits at 7,800 feet altitude outside the Wasatch National Forest with a 180 degree view towards Mt. Timpanogos. This region of […]