Minimalist Design for Your Dream Modern Home

Our modern architecture studio combines a love of modern design, a proven process, and the latest technology to help our clients build incredible homes. With 10+ years of experience, we’ve mastered an integrated design, permitting + build approach to make the experience easier and more efficient than ever.

Whether you’re looking to create a high-end custom home, renovate or remodel your current space, or build a functional + minimalist accessory dwelling unit, our team of expert architects has you covered.

Build Your Dream Home with Our Architecture Studio

If you’re beginning a home project, whether big or small, our team at Ten Seventy Architecture is here to help. For over a decade we’ve teamed up with our clients to build incredible homes with modern, minimalist + mid-century design.

Our team of certified architects has extensive experience designing residential and commercial properties in and around San Diego. We’ll listen to your project goals and custom-tailor our designs to create a minimalist home that fits your needs + personal style. And, the process to get there will be easier than ever.

Our team will guide you through every step of the development process, navigating complex city codes and securing the necessary permits. We’ll work closely with contractors and engineers, managing your project from start to finish.

Ready to take the next step? Let’s make your dream project a reality. Click the button below and schedule a complimentary consultation with our team.

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Key Benefits of Our Minimalist Home Projects in San Diego

Considering building a new home or an addition? Our team of certified  architects are your partners in the process. With over a decade of experience, we’ll help you leverage city regulations to create a dream minimalist home that perfectly fits your budget and timeline.

Increase the Value of Your Home with Minimalist Design

Interested in minimalist design? You've come to the right place. As a product of modernism, a minimalist home has incredible architecture made possible by only the necessary features, fixtures, and design details.

Minimalist spaces are developed with clean lines and simple materials including concrete, glass, steel, or stone. This style is a beautiful option for people who appreciate sleek + paired back design within their homes.

Our architects love building minimalist projects for our clients. Whether you're looking to redesign your entire home or reimagine a specific space, our architects will shape a design you can feel confident about while gathering your feedback with multiple check-ins.
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Our Integrated Design + Build Process

When you work with Ten Seventy Architecture, your project will be fast tracked with our proprietary design process. We know that beginning a new home project requires time and extensive research to avoid delays, exorbitant fees, and unnecessary frustration.

Our team will take care of everything for you in-house–from drafting a design, securing permits, and beginning the construction for your dream home project. This streamlined process makes it easy for you to complete your project on-time and within budget.

Plus, you won’t have to rely on multiple companies to get the job done. Our modern architecture studio has more than a decade of experience navigating complex city codes and partnering with expert contractors and engineers.

We’ll work together to translate your project needs and goals into a plan of action, gathering your feedback along the way to shape our design direction and perfect details on the final product.
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The Latest Technology to Bring Your Dream Home to Life

Want to walk through your new space before construction begins? We’ve got you covered.

After visiting the site and discussing your project goals, our team of architects will build you an interactive model using state-of-the-art technology and the latest 3D design + rendering software.

With these models, you’ll be able to explore both the exterior and interior of your space, visualize the layout, and provide feedback before we finalize designs and break ground.

During this step of our signature design process, we’ll gather feedback and discuss design direction so you can move forward with confidence knowing the final product will turn out exactly how you want.
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See Our Portfolio of Minimalist Home Projects in San Diego

If you’re looking for inspiration for your upcoming home project, check out our portfolio. Our team has 10+ years of experience building custom homes and ADUs, as well as enhancing existing spaces with renovations, remodels, and additions. We bring dream projects to life with minimalist + functional design.

Meet the Team at Our Modern Architecture Studio

At Ten Seventy Architecture, we partner with our clients to create innovative designs that will improve your quality of life for years to come. We put your project goals and feedback at the center of every design. 

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.

Our Comprehensive Guide to Building Your Dream Home

Are you looking to build a new home or modernize your current space? Save hours of research and planning with our complete Dream Home Guide. This free resource will help you create a plan to approach the design, permitting + construction of your project, while reducing cost and securing extra design value.

A Customized Plan for Your Minimalist Home Project

If you’re considering working with an architecture studio in southern California, our Dream Home Guide will help prepare you to hire the right team with confidence. Our architects created this resource with more than a decade of experience. Inside, you'll find the latest building regulations, visual diagrams, and a customized roadmap to design, permit + build your project. After reviewing our guide, you’ll be up-to-speed with money-saving tips and insider knowledge to make the process easier than ever. This comprehensive resource will ensure you to feel prepared and confident as you begin researching your project and contacting architects or contractors.

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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