Home Renovations San Diego

Enhance Your Lifestyle With a Modern Home Renovation

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.

We offer a full range of services to help you renovate your home and have 10+ years of professional experience to back it up. Whether you're looking for a complete overhaul or just want to update a few key features, we can help.

How We'll Help You Renovate Your Home in San Diego, California

Renovating your home in San Diego is a great way to improve your quality of life + increase the property value of your home. Renovations typically require much less investment than a remodeling project and often generate a higher ROI because of this. Our team of professionally licensed San Diego architects loves working on renovation projects because it allows us to bring a modern, minimalist, or mid-century modern style to dated homes that instantly increase the value + curb appeal of our client's homes.

Whether you are interested in upgrading your kitchen, bathroom, garage, basement, attic, or any other area of your property, we can help. We've been working on modern renovation & remodeling projects in San Diego for over a decade. Along the way, we've built up a portfolio showcasing this work and have developed a proprietary architecture process that will make designing, permitting, and constructing your renovation upgrades a breeze.

Our streamlined process will ensure your renovation project comes out great while getting completed in a timely manner - resulting in less stress for you. We'll also advise you on materials and other fixtures to help you secure extra design value at a fair cost.

To discover what this architecture process looks like in practice, watch the video here for a quick overview of the key steps.

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Key Benefits Of Our San Diego Home Renovation Projects

Renovating your San Diego home is a great way to modernize its appearance and make it more appealing both from the outside and the inside. It's also a great option if you're looking to improve the functionality of your home and make it more enjoyable to live in day-to-day. Whatever your project goals are, our team will listen and take into account your feedback to help you renovate your home in a modern or minimalist style.

Increase The Curb Appeal + Value Of Your Home

Renovating your home is a great way to improve its function and appearance. Not only will you make it more comfortable and enjoyable to live in, but you'll also increase its value. Our team of experienced architecture professionals can help you renovate your home in a style that suits your needs and goals.

Taking on a renovation project is also a terrific way to quickly increase the value of your home for a reasonable investment. If you're considering selling your home in the short to medium term, then this can be an excellent path towards increasing the profits you come away with after the sale of your home.

Regardless of your home renovation goals, our architecture studio will work with you every step of the way to help you achieve them.
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Upgrade The Design Of Your Home in a Modern or Minimalist Style

Chances are if you're reading this, then parts of your home have fallen out of date and could use a cosmetic improvement to enhance its overall style. Or, key areas of your home are causing frustration during everyday tasks and you are looking to improve their functionality.

Whatever your reason for considering a home renovation project in San Diego, our team can help you design an excellent renovation in a modern, minimalist, or mid-century modern design style.

This will allow you to achieve a high-end look for your home while ensuring it remains functional + practical so that it is tailored to you and your family's everyday life.
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A Streamlined Home Renovation Project Process

Before deciding on who to hire to help with your home renovation project, you need to find a partner with proven experience + a clear process to get your project done right. The last thing you want to happen is to find yourself in a situation where an unorganized process leads to delays, lower quality, and potentially going over budget.

To ensure this never happens to you, our modern architecture studio offers an integrated design + development process that will help you get your renovation project done right in an efficient manner while staying within your budget.

A key feature of our process includes using the latest architecture design software to show our clients realistic renderings and 3D walkthroughs. This allows them to easily view our proposed designs and offer their feedback so our team can improve on the layout and overall design.
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3 Steps To Quickly Get Started On Your Home Renovation Project in San Diego

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Check Out How We've Helped Our Clients Renovate Their Homes in San Diego

If you're looking for a professional team that can help renovate your home in San Diego, we can help. Our modern architecture studio has over 10 years of experience helping homeowners & property investors achieve their renovation goals, and we're confident that we can do the same for you. Check out our portfolio of in-depth case studies to see specific examples.

Learn More About The Team You Will Be Working With

Our architecture team is professionally licensed, certified, and strives to form genuine 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 firm, 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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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 Renovation To Your Home

Any home renovation project in San Diego requires significant planning + research ahead of time. To make this process easier for you, we've created an incredible "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 your home renovation project in San Diego.

Get Everything You Need To Plan Your Home Renovation Project in San Diego

If you are interested in a home renovation 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 plan out your project and ultimately make it 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 or contractors in San Diego.

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

With this guide, you will be able to avoid project delays, unnecessary fees, and a whole lot of frustration. It’s the complete resource for getting a jump start on your San Diego home renovation project.

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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.