Mid-Century Modern Home Renovation

Renovate Your San Diego Home In Mid-Century Modern Style

From outdated houses yearning for a stylistic transformation to mid-century homes needing a refresh, Ten Seventy Architecture specializes in infusing California’s iconic mid-century modern style into your home renovation project. Our blend of classic aesthetics with modern functionality results in beautifully bespoke living spaces.

How Our Expert Architects Will Help You Accomplish Your Mid-Century Modern Renovation

At Ten Seventy Architecture, we translate your vision of a mid-century modern home into a reality.

With our deep understanding of California's architectural legacy and a passion for mid-century modern aesthetics, we provide tailored renovation and remodeling solutions that accentuate the charm of the past while embracing the conveniences of the present.

That starts with our signature design process that will ensure your home renovation project gets done in a timely + stress-free manner while sticking to your budget. 

Watch the video in this section for a quick rundown of our distinct architectural process that consistently produces excellent results for our clients.

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Experience Our Unique Blend of Style, Innovation, and Efficiency

We take pride in our innovative architectural services, dedicated to providing our clients with a smooth and rewarding project experience. By blending style, innovation, and efficiency, we consistently deliver designs that resonate with the spirit of mid-century modern California.

Realize Your Mid-Century Modern Dream Home On-Time and On-Budget

We understand the critical role of time and budget in a renovation project, especially when it's about bringing back the timeless charm of mid-century modern aesthetics. With years of experience, we've honed our process to ensure transparency at every step.

Our detailed game plan, rooted in our expertise in mid-century modern renovations, ensures we meet your budget and timeline expectations without compromising the authenticity of the design.

Furthermore, our in-house permitting expert diligently navigates the intricate permits process, ensuring a seamless transition from design completion to construction. With us, you're not just renovating a space; you're reviving an era with its own unique charm and elegance.
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Seamlessly Transform Your Home into a Mid-Century Modern Oasis

The charm of California's mid-century modern design is unparalleled, invoking memories of a golden era, characterized by simplicity, functionality, and elegance.

Our skilled architects, with a deep appreciation for this distinct style, craft designs that breathe life into these iconic elements. From minimalist motifs to crisp clean lines, every nook and corner of our designs speak to the era's legacy.

But it doesn't stop there. We harmoniously blend nature with architectural aesthetics, creating spaces that not only look stunning but also resonate with your family's modern lifestyle. It's a nostalgic journey back in time, seamlessly intertwined with today's functional requirements.
Photo of a modern home in San Diego designed by Ten Seventy Architecture

Visualize Your Future Home with Cutting-Edge 3D Renderings

Imagine walking through the future version of your home, touching the textures, feeling the spaces, and experiencing the aesthetics even before the first brick is laid. That's the power of our advanced 3D rendering technology.

Our dedicated team employs this state-of-the-art tool to produce vivid, photo-realistic interactive images of your envisioned home renovation. This immersive experience ensures you're not left to mere imagination. By offering a tangible glimpse into the future, it allows you to provide invaluable feedback and insights.

This iterative process ensures a meticulous alignment of design with vision, paving the way for an efficient, surprise-free, and effectively orchestrated remodeling journey.
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Discuss Your Vision with our Expert Mid-Century Modern Architects.

Collaborate on a Tailored Design with the Aid of 3D Rendering.

Witness Your Mid-Century Modern Dream Home Come to Life.

Discover Our Portfolio of Stunning Architecture Projects

Explore our portfolio to see how we've helped our clients achieve the home they've always wanted in modern, minimalist, and mid-century modern styles. Our team loves combining the charm of classic California aesthetics with the sophistication of modern design.

Meet Your Mid-Century Modern Home Transformation Team

Our team of five dedicated architects is passionate about mid-century modern design. With an extensive portfolio of successful transformations, we're ready to help you realize your dream home.

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 Construction and Home Design Services

"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.

Everything You Need To Get Started Planning Your Mid-Century Modern Renovation

Looking to save time, money, and hours of frustration? Then you need to check out our Dream Home guide that will help you build a new home or renovate your current one in San Diego.

Our guide features a simple flowchart that will help you quickly map out a smart 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 reach out to San Diego architecture firms and evaluate project proposals.

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 project.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Architectural Styles Do you work In?

Our core expertise lies in modern, minimalist design with a particular emphasis on mid-century modern aesthetics. However, we're also equipped to work with various styles, including contemporary, prairie style, craftsman, and transitional. Additionally, we offer interior design services.

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

Our design services for smaller projects in the San Diego area typically range from $12,000 to $15,000.

Do you offer virtual Architecture consultations?

Absolutely! We provide virtual consultations. Simply fill in the form at the bottom of the page, and we will coordinate a meeting to discuss your project with one of our licensed architects.

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?

 Indeed! We can assist you with both residential and commercial projects. Our portfolio includes a range of commercial tenant improvement projects carried out over the last decade.

What other fees are there?

Apart from design costs, other costs may include structural engineering, permit fees, facilitation costs for the permit process, and potentially energy calculations or additional engineering. Complex permits may require additional presentation drawings.

How long does it take to design something?

The timeline varies depending on the project's scope. Generally, creating a design with a client takes about 1-2 months, followed by approximately a month to engineer/detail the project.

How much do permits cost in San Diego?

Permit fees are determined by the municipality and can differ significantly. New homes may have additional municipal impact fees.

How long do permits in San Diego take?

Standard projects not located in the California Coastal Zone typically take around 3 months to permit with the City of San Diego's new "streamline" #DigitalDSD process. Projects in the Coastal Zone or requiring a Site Development Permit may take around 8 months or longer to permit.

What Else Can you Design?

We have received accolades for our modern furniture designs, which we create upon special request.