Allied Members are not Architects, but are professionals in related fields, who collaborate with and support Architects in the creation of the built environment.

Robin Donaldson, AIA is founding partner of ShubinDonaldson an architectural firm based in Culver City, with offices in Santa Barbara and Irvine, California. Born in Los Angeles, CA, Donaldson received a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and Architectural History at the University of California at Santa Barbara. In 1986, he received his Master of Architecture degree, winning the Henry Adams Medal at Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). While a student at SCI-Arc, Donaldson began working with Morphosis Architects until 1990 when he founded ShubinDonaldson.

Under Donaldson’s creative direction, ShubinDonaldson has won over 40 local, state, and national AIA awards and has been extensively published nationally and internationally. In 2010, LIVE + WORK Modern Homes and Offices: The Southern California Architecture of Shubin + Donaldson was published featuring the residential and creative office work of Donaldson and ShubinDonaldson. His architectural work ranges across western USA, Mexico, and the Middle East including a wide variety of building types. Selected clients include the University of California, Ogilvy and Mather, Boston Consulting Group, and Google.

Donaldson lectures at AIA events, academic institutions, devotes time to AIA advisory boards and serves on community planning advisory boards across Southern California.

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