Design-Build Remodel San Diego

Quickly Remodel Your Home with Our San Diego Design-Build Experts

Experience a seamless, cost-efficient remodeling process with Ten Seventy Architecture's design-build process. With our modern, minimalist approach and integrated project management, we'll bring your dream space to life while ensuring a smooth, hassle-free journey from concept to completion.

Redefining Remodeling with Our Innovative Design-Build Approach

At Ten Seventy Architecture, we specialize in providing a streamlined remodeling experience tailored to the unique needs and goals of our clients.

Our experienced architects and team of contractors within our network work closely together from the very beginning, eliminating the need for a bidding phase and fostering open communication throughout the entire process.

By embracing the design-build method, we save you time and money while delivering a stunning, custom-tailored space that perfectly aligns with your vision.

If you want to learn more about what the project process would look like when working with our San Diego modern architecture studio, watch the video in this section.

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Unparalleled Expertise in Design-Build Remodeling for San Diego Homes

Ten Seventy Architecture is dedicated to creating exceptional remodels using the design-build process. With our extensive experience and collaborative approach, we're able to offer unparalleled expertise in transforming your San Diego home.

Streamlined Design-Build Process for Exceptional Remodels

Our architects and contractors work hand-in-hand from the start, shaping the design based on project goals and city codes while simultaneously consulting on project constructibility and cost.

This integrated approach fosters open communication between all parties and minimizes the need for homeowner project management.

With the design-build method, your remodel will begin faster and proceed seamlessly, ensuring a stress-free experience and an outstanding final result.
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Specializing in a Wide Range of Remodeling Projects

Our modern architecture studio has extensive experience in transforming San Diego homes through design-build remodeling.

From straightforward renovations to whole-house remodels, our expertise covers a wide array of projects, all tailored to your unique needs and preferences.

By leveraging our knowledge of complex city codes and permitting processes, we'll guide your remodel from concept to completion, delivering a stunning, functional space that elevates your lifestyle.
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Harnessing the Power of Collaboration for a Seamless Remodel

Our design-build method combines architectural design expertise with contractor building know-how to create a cohesive and efficient remodeling process.

By aligning the project timeline and budget from the start, our team can make necessary adjustments to scope without sacrificing quality.

The result is a stress-free experience, as our architects and contractors work together to deliver high-end design solutions that are both cost-effective and visually stunning.
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3 Easy Steps to Begin Your Design-Build Project in San Diego

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Book a Consultation to Discuss Your Design-Build Remodel Project.

Work with Our Studio to Create a Custom Design That Meets Your Vision, Budget, and Timeline.

Watch Your Dream Home Come to Life as Our Team Expertly Manages the Construction Process From Start to Finish.

Showcasing Our Remarkable Design-Build Remodel Projects

Explore our stunning portfolio of design-build remodel projects in the San Diego area. Each project showcases our commitment to exceptional design, flawless execution, and client satisfaction.

Meet The Ten Seventy Architecture Team

Our talented team of architects + designers are dedicated to delivering outstanding design-build remodel projects in San Diego. With over a decade of experience and a shared passion for modern, minimalist design, our team works together to create spaces that are both functional and visually stunning.

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.

Unlock The Secrets To A Successful Design-Build Remodel

As you begin to consider details and shape your home project, we know there’s a significant amount of research and planning to be done. We’ve developed a comprehensive Dream Home Guide with our clients in mind. This free resource makes starting your project easier by outlining key steps and specific ways you can save time and money.

Everything You Need to Plan Your Modern Home Project

Download our comprehensive guide to design-build remodeling in San Diego. This valuable resource is packed with information to help you navigate the process and make informed decisions about your project.

From choosing the right architect and contractor to understanding local regulations, our guide provides the essential knowledge you need to embark on your remodeling journey with confidence.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Architectural Styles Do you work In?

Our design-build remodel projects primarily focus on modern, minimalist, and mid-century styles. However, we have experience working with a variety of architectural styles, including contemporary, prairie, craftsman, and transitional. We can also assist with interior design aspects of your remodel.

How much does it cost to work w/ an architect in San Diego?

The cost of design-build remodel projects in San Diego typically starts at $12,000-15,000 for smaller projects. The final cost will vary depending on the project's size, scope, and complexity.

Do you offer virtual Architecture consultations?

Yes, we do! If you're interested in a virtual consultation for your design-build remodel, simply fill out the form at the bottom of this page. We'll be in touch to schedule a meeting with a licensed architect to discuss your project.

Can you design and build Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) as part of a design-build remodel?

Absolutely! We have experience designing and constructing custom ADUs as part of our design-build remodel services. We can also provide guidance on our predesigned 1-bedroom/1-bathroom ADU option, which is available at a discounted rate.

Do you design Commercial Projects?

Yes, we do! Our team is well-equipped to handle both residential and commercial design-build projects in San Diego. We have designed and executed commercial tenant improvement projects for over a decade and would be happy to assist with your commercial project.

Are there any additional fees associated with design-build remodel projects?

Structural engineering costs will vary depending on the design proposed. Permit fees are paid to the municipality, as well as cost to facilitate the permit process. Some projects may require energy calculations or additional engineering. More complicated permits may require additional presentation drawings.

How long does it take to design and execute a design-build remodel project?

The timeline for design-build remodel projects can vary depending on the project scope. Generally, it takes approximately 1-2 months to create a design in collaboration with the client, followed by 1 month for engineering and detailing. Permit processing times and construction durations will also factor into the overall project timeline.

What is the cost of permits in San Diego for design-build remodel projects?

Permits are charged by the municipalities + can vary greatly. New homes may be subject to additional municipal impact fees.

How long do permits in San Diego take?

Standard projects not located in the California Coastal Zone can take around 3 months to permit due to the City of San Diego's new "streamline" #DigitalDSD process. Projects in the Coastal Zone or requiring a Site Development Permit can take around 8 months or more to permit.

What Else Can you Design?

We have won a few awards for modern furniture which we design by special request.