BEST RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTS IN ORANGE COUNTY

Let Our Orange County Architects Turn Your Vision into Reality

At Ten Seventy Architecture, our dedicated team of architects in Orange County California is passionate about modern and minimalist design. Whether you need help with new construction, home additions or remodelling, we take on every project with the same high level of service and ambition.

Leveraging over a decade of experience in both Orange County and wider Southern California, our full service architecture firm blends innovative processes with cutting-edge technology for a streamlined and efficient building experience. Navigating through intricate city codes, we’re committed to enhancing your lifestyle with elegant, modern designs.

Award-Winning Designs from Our Renowned Orange County Architects

With a focus on modern, minimalist, and mid-century aesthetics, Ten Seventy Architecture has spent more than ten years partnering with clients to create distinct, stylish homes. We're a full-service architectural firm specializing in designing and building custom homes, and we understand the nuances of developing unique spaces that align with your personal style and functional needs.

Our architects offer comprehensive services for both residential and commercial projects. Our services include residential as well as commercial projects, and exterior as well as interior design. From new home constructions to expansions or remodeling for rental opportunities, we help you navigate the process and ensure a smooth journey from concept to completion.

Our process is designed to deliver your project on time and within budget. We work closely together with our customers to set clear expectations and to refine the design to accommodate all your needs. Discover how our team can make your architectural vision a reality – schedule a complimentary consultation today.

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Orange County Architecture and Interior Design

Our firm based in California is adept at handling a variety of projects including luxury custom homes, ADUs, remodels, and renovations. We work both with large and small projects, always supporting you on every step of the journey - fro the ideation and design phase, all the way through to the construction process and beyond. We employ a thorough design and build process, paying meticulous attention to every detail, ensuring your vision of modern architecture is realized without stress.

Top Notch Custom Home Design + Home Renovation

Embarking on the journey of building a custom home, especially one that captures the essence of Southern California living, requires expert guidance. Our architects in Orange County, specializing in custom homes, are ready to bring your ideas to life or to provide inspiration throughout the entire design process.

Renowned for our efficient and hassle-free approach, we pour our expertise into crafting custom homes that are not merely architecturally significant, but also exquisitely tailored to reflect your distinctive style, preferences, and individuality. We make it our mission to pay meticulous attention to every intricate detail, leaving no stone unturned.

Our team of experts ensures that each element of your dream home, whether it's the carefully chosen fixtures or the thoughtfully designed interior, harmoniously blends with your unique personal taste. Our commitment to quality goes beyond aesthetics; it extends to enhancing your overall living experience. Trust us to bring your vision to life and create a haven that exceeds your expectations in every way possible.
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Contemporary Architecture, Construction and Remodeling


Transform your living space into a sanctuary of modern elegance with the expertise of our talented architects. Specializing in contemporary, minimalist, and mid-century renovations and remodels, our architectural design firm offers a unique process and a wide array of specialized services.

By entrusting us with your vision, you can minimize the time spent on researching and expedite project timelines.From the inception of design development to the acquisition of permits, our dedicated team collaborates seamlessly with top-tier engineers and contractors, ensuring a smooth and efficient process.

Let us work together to transform your dream home into a stunning reality that reflects your unique style and captures the essence of your vision.
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Innovative ADU Projects by Our CA Orange County Design Team


As a frontrunner in ADU design in Orange County, Ten Seventy Architecture offers extensive experience in creating accessory dwelling units that add both space and value to your property. Whether you're looking to enhance your living space with an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) for personal use or considering it as a rental investment, you can rely on our team of highly experienced architects.

With a deep understanding of the latest regulations and a commitment to innovation, our architects employ cutting-edge methods to design and optimize the functionality of your ADU, ensuring it exceeds your expectations.

From maximizing space utilization to incorporating sustainable features, our experts will work closely with you to transform your ADU into a truly remarkable and versatile addition to your property, tailored to your unique needs and preferences. Trust us to bring your vision to life and create the perfect space that you'll cherish for years to come.
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10+ Years of Design Experience Helping Clients Build Their Dream Homes

Our collaborations range from lavish custom homes to innovative ADUs, modern additions, and stylish renovations. For inspiration on your next architectural endeavor, take a look at our diverse portfolio.

Meet the Architects Behind Ten Seventy Architecture

Our team prioritizes your needs, ensuring that each project reflects our commitment to exceptional design and client relationships.

Founder / Principal Architect

Sean Canning

Sean is a graduate of NJIT, where he studied architecture + industrial design. He relocated to San Diego in 2009 to open the boutique architecture studio, Ten Seventy Architecture, focussing predominantly on modern, minimalist, + creative architecture. Sean has also won various awards for modern furniture he has designed.

  • California Registered Architect

  • LEED Accredited Professional

  • Bachelor of Architecture (NJIT)

  • Certification in Project Management (SDSU)

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Project Manager / Permit Specialist

Margaret Canning

Margaret is also a graduate of NJIT, where she studied architecture + civil engineering. She relocated to San Diego in 2010 working at a LEED consulting firm before taking a job as a project manager in San Diego’s permit office for 5 years. Later she brought her skillset to Ten Seventy Architecture where she manages projects + permitting.

  • LEED Accredited Professional

  • Bachelor of Architecture (NJIT)

  • Masters of Civil Engineering (NJIT)

  • Certification in Project Management (SDSU)

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Architectural Designer

Jen-Ni Lin

Jen-Ni is our Architectural Designer who works on projects which require greater graphic illustration. She works on our aesthetic commercial projects as well as small modern ADU projects that require tight planning and out-of-the-box thinking. Jen-Ni is a talented designer who can develop good ideas into beautiful architecture.  

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Architectural Designer

Nolan Delgado

Nolan is the team’s Architectural Designer who works on custom residential projects which require the highest level of attention to detail. He has worked to refine our 3D printed study models as well as build templated architectural processes. Nolan brings a modernists rational to our projects.  

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10+ Years of Experience
in Construction and Home Design Services

"Sean is the guy if you are looking for a Los Angeles architect. I was referred to him via a mutual business connection, and couldn't be happier with his work...The final product was phenomenal. I could not be happier. His work was not only exactly what I was looking for, but he did it in a timely fashion. "

Alexandra G.

"An element we loved about Sean was his ability to see creatively from the very beginning. And I can tell you that when we walked out of the meeting with Sean, we both looked at each other and said: “That’s the guy we want” And we’ve had no regrets ever since."

Tom R.

“5.000 stars. The recent opening of our ophthalmology practice has been a year in the making, and Sean Canning from Ten Seventy Architecture was integral to the successful design and execution of our space.”

Adam D.

“Highly recommend working with Sean, he is a licensed Architect who puts the customer's best interests first. I have worked with Sean on several projects, his thoroughness streamlines the project helping save money and time.”

Curtis P.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Architectural Styles Do You Work In?

Our team of Los Angeles architects specialize in modern + minimalist architectural design and interior design. On occasion, we work in other styles such as contemporary, prairie style, craftsman, or traditional architecture design.

What does Your design + permitting approach encompass?

Our integrated approach to design and remodeling combines a unique design + permitting process. From the initial conceptual phase to obtaining necessary permits, we manage your ADU building project. This ensures a smooth and streamlined process, minimizes delays, and maintains exceptional consistency in design and execution.

Do you offer both interior and exterior design and construction in Los Angeles?

Indeed, our architecture firm in Los Angeles provides comprehensive architectural design services, catering to both your interior and exterior requirements with proficiency.

How Much Do Permits Cost In Los Angeles?

Building permits are fees charged by municipalities and can vary significantly. Also note that new homes may be subject to additional fees imposed by the local government for the impact on the community.

Do you design Landscape Projects?

Yes! Whether you're working on a residential or commercial landscape project, we're delighted to lend our expertise in landscape design. Our team has a wealth of experience, particularly in designing commercial tenant improvement projects over the past ten years. Don't hesitate to reach out if you need any assistance with your commercial project – we're here to help you every step of the way.

Do You Offer Virtual Architecture Consultations?

Absolutely! If you're keen on a virtual consultation with one of our talented architects in CA to delve deeper into our outstanding architectural services, signing up is a breeze! Just fill out the form at the bottom of this page, and we'll promptly coordinate a meeting to discuss your specific requirements.

Do you design ADUs + Granny Flats in California?

Certainly! We have expertise in crafting unique ADUs and would be delighted to design a personalized one just for you. Feel free to reach out regarding our ready-made 1-Bedroom/1-Bathroom ADU option. Integrating an ADU is an extraordinary approach for homeowners to maximize their living space and fully utilize their property.

What areas do you work in?

Our team consists of skilled architects based in Los Angeles and Orange County, allowing us to undertake projects across California. From the breathtaking shores of Newport Beach and Laguna Beach to the scenic landscapes of Laguna Hills and the vibrant city of Los Angeles, we deliver exceptional architectural services throughout the region.

Do you design Commercial Projects?

Absolutely! Our team is composed of highly skilled architects and designers who possess extensive expertise in both residential and commercial projects. With a wealth of experience spanning more than a decade, we have made valuable contributions to numerous successful commercial tenant improvement projects. The opportunity to assist you in your commercial endeavors is truly exciting, as we are dedicated to bringing your vision to life and surpassing your expectations.

What Else Can you Design?

Our team handles a diverse range of projects, specializing in modern and minimalistic design. You have the option to hire our architects, who are skilled in working on a wide variety of projects:

- Floor plans
- Kitchen remodel design
- Interior design
- Bathroom design
- Home office design
- Feasibility studies
- New construction
- Historic restorations
- Residential homes
- Residential projects
- Green buildings
- Structural design
- Residential architecture
- Commercial architecture
- Coastal homes
- Conceptual design
- Residential buildings
- Space planning
- Remodeling services
- Bathroom remodeling
- Second-story additions
- Walk-in closets