LA Architects

The Best Residential Architects + Designers In Los Angeles

Ten Seventy Architecture is a leading architectural studio in California. Our team of architects + designers specializes in creating exceptional living spaces for those who appreciate outstanding architecture.

We excel at guiding our clients through the intricate process of building their dream homes, all while delivering an integrated design + permitting experience to elevate their lifestyles.

Our Team of Architects + Designers Will Help You Realize Your Dream Home

Clients who partner with our modern architecture studio enjoy a streamlined process that removes the complexities of new home construction, home renovations, or ADU projects.

Thanks to our integrated design + permitting process, our studio will assist you in efficiently completing your project and navigating Los Angeles' intricate building regulations.

Our passion lies in producing stunning modern + minimalist home designs. We embrace a collaborative approach, carefully listening to your ideas and objectives before crafting a luxurious modern space tailored to your lifestyle.

To learn more about our design services and how we simplify the home building journey with our client-centered architecture design process, watch our video here to get a glimpse of what our signature design process entails.

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Projects Our Architecture and Design Firm Can Assist You With

Our modern architecture studio boasts a team of creative, licensed architects ready to address all your architectural and design needs. Over the years, we've successfully completed numerous residential + commercial projects. Whether you're embarking on a new home construction, renovating/remodeling your current residence, or considering an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) project, our team possesses the experience + expertise to create ideal design solutions for your requirements.

Architecture + Design For Extraordinary Custom Homes

If you're seeking a local team of architects based in Los Angeles to help you turn your dream home into reality, look no further. For over a decade, our team has been providing architectural services, assisting homeowners in designing, building, and permitting beautiful residences throughout Los Angeles.

Our award-winning firm is committed to helping you design + construct your modern dream home. We firmly believe that the finest architecture is tailored to our clients' lifestyles and that the right design enhances their quality of life. To achieve this, we'll attentively listen to your ideas for your new home and create an innovative design based on your unique needs.

We'll help you visualize the design of your new home and ensure it's the design you desire, thanks to our 3D architecture software. Once you approve the design, we'll proceed to build + permit it, so you can move in as swiftly as possible. To witness how we've assisted past clients in building incredible modern + minimalist homes, explore our architecture portfolio.
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Luxury Home Renovations, Remodels, and Additions

Many of our clients approach us wanting to essentially create a new home while retaining the existing structure of their current residence. If this resonates with you, our Los Angeles architects can assist you in a renovation, remodel, or addition project that will rejuvenate your home.

We excel in designing exquisite residential spaces and bringing them to life through innovative designs + top-quality building materials.

renovating, remodeling, or additional projectsOur architects work closely with all clients at every stage, providing real-time updates on their projects. Our studio offers luxury design + construction services that can transform your old home into an incredible new space tailored to your family's lifestyle.

Our signature architecture process guarantees that your project is completed on schedule, within budget, and incorporates your vision. Together, we'll create an extraordinary architectural experience at a pricing level you can afford.
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Accessory Dwelling Units with Modern + Minimalist Design

When it comes to constructing ADUs in Los Angeles, our team possesses extensive expertise. For over a decade, our architecture studio has been at the forefront of the city's ADU regulations (we've even undertaken self-funded ADU projects in our personal time, providing us with an enhanced perspective on ADU construction in this city.)

We focus on handling construction administration – so you don't have to. Whether you intend to build an ADU for additional living space, an at-home workplace, or for rental property investment, we can help you design a high-end modern ADU that enhances its value.

With the city's regulations becoming more straightforward and accommodating for construction, there's never been a better time to construct an ADU in Los Angeles. To delve deeper into ADUs, explore our modern architecture blog for valuable ADU resources.
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Our Portfolio of Projects by LA Architects

Browse through our modern architecture portfolio to see how we've assisted our clients in building new modern homes, renovating/remodeling their current residences, and constructing Accessory Dwelling Units.

The Edinberg Residence

The Crest Residence

The Kenosha Residence

The Prince House

Boundary Development

Buena Creek Residence

The Fairway Residence

Over a Decade of Experience Helping Homeowners Turn Dreams Into Reality

Our architecture firm have extensive experience designing homes, ADUs, granny flats in Los Angeles. Read our bios to learn more about our background.

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 a Wide Range of Home Styles and 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. 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 servics, 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 design
- Interior 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