Home Remodeling San Diego

Modern + Minimalist Home Remodeling Services in San Diego

Ten Seventy Architecture is a modern architecture studio that helps people who love amazing architecture overcome the challenges of remodeling their homes by offering an integrated design + permitting process so they can elevate their life to new heights.

Our team of San Diego modern architects + project consultants can help you remodel or renovate your current home into a modern dream home.

How We'll Help You Remodel Your Home Into Something Amazing

Our modern architecture studio has helped San Diego homeowners for over a decade remodel + renovate their current homes. Over the years, we have developed a rock-solid process for efficiently designing, permitting, and building homes throughout San Diego county. The goal of our studio is to help our clients develop excellent designs for their new homes while making their life as easy and stress-free as possible during this process.

Many use the terms renovations + remodels interchangeably, but it's important you know that they are completely different projects. A remodel means changing the structure and layout of a home. Meanwhile, a renovation simply means restoring or updating a home with only cosmetic changes. While our architecture studio has experience in both projects, each entails many different considerations that must be accounted and planned for.

Either way, our team will ensure your project gets done on time and within your budget thanks to our integrated design + permitting process.

This signature process allows us to handle your entire project in-house. The benefit to you is a higher quality finished product, a single point of contact throughout your project, and the fastest turnaround time to get your project approved by the City's permitting office anywhere in San Diego.

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Key Features Of Our San Diego Home Remodeling Projects

At Ten Seventy Architecture, we take the time to listen to your wants + needs and develop a design that is tailored specifically for you. When you work with our studio on a home remodeling project in San Diego, you can rest assured that your new home will be designed to compliment your lifestyle and feature high-end modern or minimalist design.

Transform Your Current Home Into The One You've Always Dreamed Of

The great benefit of home remodeling in San Diego is that you can essentially design a custom home from scratch while saving a significant amount of money since you already have a structure to work with.

Working with our modern architecture studio, we will listen to you to learn what you don't like about your current home along with any features you want to keep intact or enhance. From there, we'll perform an in-depth site analysis to discover all possibilities for remodeling your home into something incredible.

The end result will be a home that looks + feels completely new. Our team will ensure that the new design takes into account you and your family's lifestyle to develop a one-of-a-kind design.

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San Diego Home Remodels Featuring Modern, Minimalist, Or Mid-Century Modern Design

If you're looking to dramatically elevate the style of your home through a remodeling project, you need an architecture studio with proven design chops. For over a decade, we've helped our clients remodel and renovate their homes in modern, minimalist, or mid-century modern styles.

Our specialization in these architectural styles gives us unrivaled expertise in helping you remodel your home if this is the design look you're after. Our team knows several proven methods for securing extra design value at reasonable costs, while also having a go-to list of building materials to accomplish what you're looking for.

Lastly, the reason why our studio has specialized in these design styles is because they are also our favorite architectural styles. So by working with our modern architecture studio, you will get to partner with a team of professionals that will be just as passionate about bringing great design to your home remodeling project in San Diego as you are.
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A Refined Project Process That Will Make Your Dream Home Happen

Over the years, our architecture studio has developed a signature project process to ensure your San Diego home can be remodeled in an efficient manner and end up featuring a design you will love.

This process allows us to explore several different design ideas and produce realistic 3D renderings + models so you can easily visualize your remodeled home in finished form. Our team will hold several meetings with you to give you full transparency into the core ideas we're using to approach the design. And we will continually listen to your feedback and ideas to ensure the final product reflects your desires.

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How You Can Start Your Home Remodeling Project in San Diego With 3 Simple Steps

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Discover How We've Helped Our Past Clients Remodel Their Homes In San Diego

If you're looking for the help of a residential architecture studio for your home remodeling project in San Diego, be sure to check out our portfolio to see how helped several past clients remodel their old homes into an amazing new design that has elevated their lifestyle to new heights.

Learn More About Our The People Behind Our Modern Architecture Studio

Our architecture studio believes that forming honest relationships with our clients is essential for producing amazing architectural and design work. Whenever we take on a home remodeling project in San Diego, we strive to form true partnerships with our clients and ensure their lifestyle + design goals are taken into consideration.

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.

See Exactly What It Will Take To Remodel Your Home

There's no doubt about it - any home remodeling project in San Diego requires a ton of planning + research. To make this super easy, our studio has 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 remodeling your home in San Diego.

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

If you are interested in a home remodeling project in San Diego, then you need to check out our Dream Home guide 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 in 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 remodeling 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.