Team 2017-10-27T12:25:12+00:00

Our team is committed to integrating nature-centered art and architecture in environmentally-friendly private and public spaces.

Drew Hubbell, ArchitectDrew Hubbell

Architect, Principal of Hubbell & Hubbell Architects 

Drew Hubbell’s diverse background ranges from historic restoration and adaptive reuse of existing commercial structures, to custom residences and remodels. He especially enjoys working on cultural and nature centers for non-profits and municipalities.

He leads the firm Hubbell & Hubbell Architects, and collaborates with his father—renowned artist James T. Hubbell—merging art and architecture in ecologically and aesthetically mindful ways. His firm specializes in sustainable architecture, green building materials and the use of alternative building materials such as straw bales, insulated concrete forms, adobe, and sprayed concrete construction.

Locally, Drew helped pioneer the use of alternative building materials, and has been a key figure in educating public agencies about their benefits, in order to gain acceptance and permits for these materials. Drew designed the first permitted straw bale structure in San Diego County, and his firm designed the first permitted straw-bale commercial building in the City of San Diego.

Drew’s education includes the architectural program at the Danish Institute of Study, Copenhagen, Denmark, and an architecture degree from University of Arizona. His extensive travel throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States allowed for an architectural survey of historic material and building techniques, providing him with a rich design vocabulary.

Drew is a member of Citizens Coordinate for Century 3, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of informed citizens who are interested in local and regional planning issues. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA)-Committee on the Environment, the Newschool Arts Foundation Board, and the Ilan-Lael Foundation Board. He has been a member of the US Green Building Council (USGBC) since 2003, and the California Straw Bale Association (CASBA) since 1997. In 2010, he served as the sole juror for the San Diego Art Institute’s July/Aug Regional Show.

Please see Drew’s resume for more details: DrewHubbellResume.pdf

James Hubbell, ArtistJames Hubbell

Artist and Visionary Designer, Principal of James T. Hubbell Art Studio

James Hubbell has been designing and building in San Diego County using local materials and a nature-centered approach since the 1950’s.  His unique designs seem to grow out of their surroundings, and he incorporates community involvement, as well as volunteer participation and education, whenever possible.  James’ buildings, artwork, and public park projects have garnered international interest and recognition, and have been featured in numerous articles and books, television programs on the Travel Channel and Home and Garden TV, and two documentaries produced by KPBS.

James assists Hubbell & Hubbell Architects with site master planning, schematic design, models, and renderings; he also designs and fabricates  unique artistic details for our projects.  He runs the James T. Hubbell Art Studio in Santa Ysabel and is the guiding light of the Ilan-Lael Foundation.

Please see James’ resume for more details: JamesHubbellResume.pdf


Artist-father James Hubbell, architect-son Drew Hubbell, and our studios of architects, designers, artisans and fellow visionaries–work collaboratively with clients to marry soul-stirring beauty to the practicalities of living in harmony with nature’s designs.

Drew and James Hubbell

Drew Hubbell &  James Hubbell

Architecture Studio Staff

Richard Boynton – CAD Drafter, 2002-current

Alex Miller – Architect, 2010-current

Kat Pephens – Business Manager, 2012-current

From left to right: Kat Pephens, Alex Miller, Richard Boynton, Drew Hubbell

From left to right: Kat Pephens, Alex Miller, Richard Boynton, Drew Hubbell

Former Staff Members

Bella Valdez – Associate, 1999-2004. Carolynn Wilson – Associate, 2001. Cher Brown – Associate, 1997. Deka Kano – Associate, 2004-2009. Diane Gage – Office Manager, 2000-2003. John Ruzicka – Associate, 2007-2009. Joseph Hensler – Associate, 1998-1999. Juergen Zierler – Project / Design Architect, 1999-2009. Kelly Fuller – Office Manager, 1998-2000. Kellyn Sanderson – Business Manager, 2004-2011. Kyle Bergman – Associate, 1996-1998. Lisa Moffitt – Associate, 2002. Peter Barroso – Associate, 2005-2007. Rex Marsh – Associate, 2003. Stephanie Cranney – Associate, 2002-2005. Todd Lukas – Associate, 2005.

11/30/2005 –  Joint-studio work party to plaster Ilan Lael main house. Back row, standing (L to R): John Wheelock, Juergen Zierler, Peter Barroso, Richard Boynton, Kellyn Sanderson, Deka Kano, John Smith; middle row, seated: Mary Ann Prue, Tulay Ekin, Drew Hubbell, Emilie Ledieu, Beth Clevenstine, Olivia Hancock, Anne Fagan, Sasaan Showghi; front row, seated: James Hubbell, Fay McQueen, Mark Tighe, and Wiley the dog. Location: Hubbell Main House.

03/23/2005 –  Architecture Studio: Kellyn Sanderson, Todd Lukas, Richard Boynton, Deka Kano, Stephanie Cranney, Juergen Zierler, Drew Hubbell.

10/01/2003 – Architecture Studio: Juergen Zierler, Stephanie Cranney, Drew Hubbell, Bella Valdez, Richard Boynton, Diane Gage.

12/09/2002 – Architecture Studio: Richard Boynton, Juergen Zierler, Bella Valdez, Diane Gage, Stephanie Cranney. Front: Joe Henseler.