RplusD STUDIO @shubindonaldson

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The R+D Studio @shubindonaldson focuses on advancing the ideas and methods at the core of our process and practice.

We contend with questions regarding the contextual & representational nature of our work, design workflow strategies, and methods of making through a process-forward methodology.


The OTHR_space is our space for Making. Where our thoughts meet material, where the process becomes tangible and unable to ignore. It is a space to collect & create, curate & converse. To live amongst, to arrange & rearrange.

It is a champion of material, substance, and process. It is where drawings, models, mockups, publications, & exhibitions can blend and become something, something different, something OTHR.

// behind the scenes          



Model Film


/ 2019

Objects’ are a series of feature furniture pieces purposely developed in parallel to the ideas that spearheaded the design narrative of one of our commercial projects.

Stemming from the narrative idea, ”Setting the Stage,” the concept was developed as a series of scales:
-  Stage - Architectural (3D)
-  Sets - Graphics (2D)
-  Props - Objects (Furn)

The Laptop Tables were iterated and tuned throughout the design process, including material efficiency and ergonomics.

Traits from their development are found layered throughout the project, evident in the Graphic Identity and the overall sensibility and approach to the project’s design.



Objects is an exploraton in 1:1 form-making and collage in aluminum. More specifically, this the catalog presents moments and findings from our process. What developed was a nonchalant approach toward material composition at the intersection of a fabricators processes and our internal methodology.


/ 2018-2020

This project leverages the sublime scale of the curved concrete using custom fabricated modular formliners manufactured offsite and assembled onsite.

The fomliners were constructed by CW Keller offsite and delivered to site.