Home Additions San Diego

Elevate Your Lifestyle With a Modern Home Addition

Ten Seventy Architecture is a modern architecture studio that helps people who love amazing architecture overcome the challenges of adding an addition to their homes by offering an integrated design + permitting process so they can live their best lives.

Our team of professionally licensed San Diego modern architects + project consultants has the experience + expertise to help you add an addition to your house so it finally becomes the home that you've always wanted.

How We'll Help You Add An Incredible Addition To Your San Diego Home

Adding an addition to your San Diego home is an excellent way to increase the living space of your house as well as its property value. We love working with our clients on addition projects because they allow for tons of flexibility + creative ways to enhance your home (even if you've got a budget you need to stick to). Whether you're interested in adding a second-story addition, large garage, new kitchen, sunroom, or something else large in scope, our team of San Diego architects can help.

When it comes to home additions, San Diego residents know that they can count on Ten Seventy Architecture for help. We offer a streamlined design + permitting process that helps homeowners get their projects done quickly and without any stress. Further, we can advise you on materials to help you secure extra design value - so you can have the addition you want without breaking the bank.

Because of our unique project process, we have the resources to handle your renovation process 100% in-house. This allows us to ensure quality, meet your deadlines, and give you a single point of contact for regular communication through the project process.

Watch the video here for a quick overview of our modern architecture process.

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Key Features Of Our San Diego Home Addition Projects

A home addition in San Diego is a terrific way to quickly add extra living space to your home with far less involvement (and cost) that would be required in a remodeling or renovation project. Whatever your reasons for starting this project, our team will listen to your needs + goals to help you design an incredible addition that enhances you and your family's everyday life.

Increase The Functionality + Comfort Of Your Home

Adding an addition to your home is a great way to increase the amount of living space that you have access to. This can be extremely beneficial for homeowners who are looking to accommodate a growing family or looking to increase their property values.

At Ten Seventy Architecture, we believe that the best home design is one that is tailored to you and your family's day-to-day life. When you work with our modern architecture studio, you get a team of dedicated professionals that will listen to you to learn what you are trying to achieve. We will ensure that the new design takes into account your family's lifestyle to develop a one-of-a-kind design.

From there, we'll perform an in-depth site analysis to discover all possibilities for adding an elegant addition to your home that achieve your project goals.
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Additions Featuring Modern, Minimalist, and Mid-Century Modern Styles

If you're looking to seriously elevate the design + functionality of your home with an addition project, then you need an architecture studio with a proven track recover of developing high-end homes.

For over 10 years, we've helped our clients add new additions to their homes in modern, minimalist, or mid-century modern design styles. Our creative team will help you design an addition that not only enhances the design of your home, but perfectly fits in with the existing structure for a seamless transition.

Because we specialize in these design styles, we're able to offer you unmatched expertise for you home addition project in San Diego. We know several proven ways to help you achieve the look + feel you're after for a reasonable cost by finding creative ways to secure extra design value.
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An Efficient Project Process That Will Get Your Home Addition Done Quickly

If you're considering a home addition, you need to find a team that has the experience and resources to get your project done right. At Ten Seventy Architecture, we offer an integrated design + development process that helps homeowners get their projects done quickly and without any stress.

From beginning to end, we'll be there with you every step of the way to ensure that your addition is executed flawlessly. Our team of architects and project consultants have years of experience working together on home additions - so you can rest assured that your project will be completed on time and within budget.

A key thing that separates our architecture studio from the competition is that we use the latest design and rendering software to show you a realistic visualization of how your addition will look. This will allow you to get a very real sense of the design + functionality of the addition and provide your feedback. Because of this, you can have full confidence in signing off on the final design of your addition.
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How You Can Quickly Get Started On Your Home Addition Project in San Diego With Us

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See How We've Helped Our Clients Add Elegant Additions To Their San Diego Homes

We have over a decade of experience helping homeowners in San Diego add incredible additions to their homes. Our portfolio showcases several projects where we have helped homeowners add additions to their homes that not only enhance the design but also perfectly fit our client's lifestyles to create a living space that is tailored to their daily life.

Discover The People Behind Our Modern Architecture Studio

Our architecture team is professionally licensed, certified, and aims to develop real relationships with all clients to create the best project outcome. We truly believe in designing homes that are tailored to each client's lifestyle, and our extensive experience allows us to achieve this for each and every client. Our team will be with you every step of the way from beginning to end to ensure a seamless project execution.

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

Shane Curry

Shane is the most senior Architectural Designer at Ten Seventy Architecture. He is assigned to larger projects which have high aesthetic requirements. Shane brings an expertise in architectural rendering to the Ten Seventy Architecture team. His design work is streamlined and considerate.  

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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
Making Our Clients Happy

"Sean is the guy if you are looking for a San Diego 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.

Find Out Exactly What It Will Take To Add A Modern Addition To Your Home

Any home addition project in San Diego requires a fair amount of preparation. To make this research process for you easy, we've produced an awesome "Dream Home" resource that will walk you through the entire architecture process and show you specific ways to save time, money, and ultimately a ton of stress as your approach adding an addition to your home in San Diego.

Get Everything You Need To Start Planning Your Home Addition Project in San Diego

If you are interested in a home addition project in San Diego, then you need to check out our free Dream Home resource to quickly get up to speed on everything you need to know to make your project a reality.

Encompassing over a decade of our experience designing + building projects throughout San Diego, it's everything you need to get started researching your project and eventually reaching out to residential architects in San Diego.

This free guide features a simple flowchart that will help you quickly map out a comprehensive strategy tailored to your project. By following this guide, you will be able to save hours planning your project. And once done, you will be able to confidently start your project.

With this guide, you will be able to avoid project delays, hefty fees, and a whole lot of frustration. It’s the complete resource for getting a jump start on your San Diego home addition project and finally design + build the home of your dreams.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Architectural Styles Do you work In?

We specialize in modern + minimalist architectural design. On occasion, we work in other styles such as contemporary, prairie style, craftsman, or transitional.

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

Our designs start @ $12,000-15,000 for smaller projects.

Do you offer virtual Architecture consultations?

Yes, we do! If you're interested in a virtual consultation you can sign up using the form at the bottom of this page. Once you reach out, we'll be in touch to schedule a meeting.

Do you design Accessory Dwelling Units / Companion Units?

Yes! We have designed custom ADUs + can design one for you. Ask us about our predesigned 1-Bedroom / 1-Bathroom ADU, offered at a discount.

Do you design Commercial Projects?

Yes! We've designed commercial tenant improvement projects over the last decade. We're happy to help you w/ your commercial project.

What other fees are there?

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 something?

Schedules will depend on the project scope. Generally, it takes around 1-2 months to create a design working w/ a client, then 1 month to engineer/detail the project.

How much do permits cost in San Diego?

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.