LA Architecture Firm

Design Your Dream Home with a Premier LA Architecture Firm

At Ten Seventy Architecture, we transform your ideas into breathtaking modern spaces that inspire and elevate your lifestyle. Our team combines modern + minimalist design, our signature project process, and seamless collaboration to make your architectural dreams a reality.

We Are A Modern Los Angeles Architecture + Design Studio

Whether you’re looking to remodel your home or build additional units on your property, our integrated design + permitting process, along with our expertise in navigating building codes, will help you build a home tailored to you and your family’s lifestyle.

Ten Seventy Architecture is one of the leading architecture firms in Los Angeles and brings passion, creativity, and expertise to each unique project. We pride ourselves on delivering innovative designs for homes, renovations, and accessory dwelling units throughout Los Angeles and beyond.

Our client-focused process ensures that every aspect of your vision is realized, resulting in a space that truly reflects your personality and style.

Building a unique, modern space doesn’t need to feel like an uphill battle. Our decade of experience in designing residential and commercial properties throughout Southern California has resulted in a proprietary process that simplifies the home building and renovation process.

Watch this video for a quick overview of our signature creative process.

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Why Choose Ten Seventy Architecture for Your Project?

We specialize in assisting our clients by designing custom modern homes, remodeling + renovating their existing homes, and extending their properties with state-of-the-art Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). Our goal is to empower our clients by creating extraordinary living spaces that perfectly harmonize with their individual lifestyles.

A Modern LA Design Studio For Extraordinary Custom Homes  

If you're looking for a team of local architects based in Los Angeles to help you build the home you've always wanted, look no further. For over a decade, our team has been providing architectural services helping homeowners efficiently and accurately design, build, and permit beautiful places to live throughout the City of Los Angeles. Our goal is to help you design + build your modern dream home.

We believe the best architecture is one tailored to your lifestyle, and that the right design contributes to an improved quality of life. To accomplish this, we will listen to your ideas for your new home and develop an innovative design based on your unique needs. Working with the best design architects, we'll help you imagine the design of your new home and be confident it's the design you want thanks to our 3D architecture software.

Once you approve the design, we'll get to work building + permitting it so you can move in as quickly as possible.
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Los Angeles Home Renovations + Remodeling Projects

Many of our clients come to us to essentially build a new home, based on the existing structure of their current home. Our architectural team can help you with a renovations, remodeling, or addition project to make your home feel brand new. We're experts at designing beautiful residential spaces, bringing them to life through innovative designs + building materials.

Our team of architects and designers work closely with you every step of the way so that you always have an up-to-date status on your projects. Our architecture studio offers design + construction services that can turn your old home into an entirely new and amazing new space, uniquely tailored to you and your family's lifestyle.

Our signature design process ensures that your project gets done on time, within budget, and incorporating your needs and ideas. Together with you, we create an architectural experience out of the ordinary. We apply a highly collaborative approach, and working with our architects is known for being affordable + delivering outstanding results.
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Accessory Dwelling Units With Minimalist + Modern Design

When it comes to building ADUs, our team knows what they're doing. For over a decade, our architecture studio has been at the forefront of the City's ADU regulations (we've even begun self-funding our own ADU projects in our personal time - giving us an enhanced perspective on building ADUs in this city.)

Whether you are looking to build an ADU to add additional living space or to venture into rental property investing, we can help you create a high-end modern ADU design.

There has never been a better time to build an ADU in Los Angeles. To learn more about ADUs, check out our ADU resource center.
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View Our Portfolio of Modern Architecture Projects

Discover how our architects have helped clients build new modern homes, renovate and remodel their current ones, and build modern Accessory Dwelling Units across Southern California.

The Edinberg Residence

The Crest Residence

The Kenosha Residence

The Prince House

Boundary Development

Buena Creek Residence

The Fairway Residence

Get To Know Our Team Of Residential Architects

We believe that the success of any architecture project depends on trust and relationships. Our goal is to create beautiful modern homes custom-tailored to the lifestyle of our clients. Our full-service architectural studio has gained recognition for our unique approach to design, and we are dedicated to creating dream homes for our clients.

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