Elevate Your Space with a Modern Home Renovation

Ten Seventy Architecture combines a love of modern design, a proven project process, and the latest technology to help our clients renovate their homes. With a full range of architecture services and 10+ years of expertise, we strive to make the experience as simple and stress-free as possible.

Our architecture studio offers an integrated design + permitting process to create incredible designs that elevate our clients’ lifestyles. Whether you're looking for a complete redesign or want to update a few key features, we know how to help.

How We'll Help You Get Your Modern Home Renovation Project Done Right

Renovations are great investments for homeowners looking to improve the style, comfort, or functionality of their homes. A renovation can help you achieve more modern + functional interior and exterior spaces while adding to your property’s value.

If you’re considering a modern home renovation, you’ve come to the right place. Our team at Ten Seventy Architecture loves working on renovation projects, incorporating modern, minimalist, or mid-century modern style to refresh dated spaces and increase your home's curb appeal.

With more than a decade of experience completing modern home renovation projects in San Diego, we've established a signature architecture process that makes renovating a breeze. You’ll share your project goals and we’ll do the rest, from developing designs to partnering closely with expert engineers and contractors to get the job done while staying within your timeline and budget.

Want to see what this integrated design + development process looks like in practice? Watch this video for a quick overview. And, if you’re ready to take the next step, we'd love to hear from you. Click the button below to book a complimentary consultation with us.

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Key Benefits of a Modern Home Renovation in San Diego

Renovating your home will improve your quality of life for years to come. But before you can begin a modern home renovation project in San Diego, there are many design options + project needs to determine. Whatever your goals may be, our team of architects will help you build a project roadmap that is tailored to you and your family's lifestyle.

Increase the Value of Your Home with Modern + Functional Design

A home renovation is a terrific investment that enhances the appearance + functionality of your space while also adding substantial value with a reasonable investment. These projects update the style and feel of your home, including the exterior and interior spaces.

Home renovations are typically much more affordable + efficient than larger scale remodeling projects, and because of this, they often generate a higher return on investment.

If you're considering selling your home in the short to medium term, a renovation is a great option to quickly increase value. When you work with our modern architecture studio, you can be confident that our team of architects will listen and use your feedback to design a home renovation with a modern + minimalist style.
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Renovation Options to Update + Upgrade Your Space

Want to improve the quality of your life for years to come? Are you interested in building the comfortable + functional space you’ve always wanted? A modern home renovation may be a great option for you.

If you're reading this, there's a good chance that parts of your home may have become outdated or could use a cosmetic update to enhance its overall style. Maybe key areas of your home are causing frustration during everyday tasks and you're looking to improve their functionality.

Whether you’re interested in updating your kitchen, bathroom, garage, basement, attic, or any other area of your home, we know to help. With the right architecture, you’ll benefit from beautiful minimalist design, enhanced comfort, and additional options that can increase the usability of your space.
Photo of a modern home in San Diego designed by Ten Seventy Architecture

An Integrated Renovation Process 

Before getting started on a renovation, there are many guidelines, building codes, and project steps to take into account. Especially in the City of San Diego.

We know gathering the necessary research can be time consuming and stressful. When you work with Ten Seventy Architecture, we take care of everything for you in-house, managing your project from start to finish.

Our proprietary architecture process begins with a project roadmap that incorporates your needs + goals. Using interactive state-of-the-art technology, we develop 3D renderings of both exterior and interior spaces so you can explore the space virtually and provide any feedback before the construction begins. We’ll also advise you on materials and other fixtures along the way to ensure the final product is a sleek + modern home that perfectly fits your timeline and budget.
Photo of a modern ADU project in San Diego by Ten Seventy Architecture

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See Our Portfolio of Past Modern Home Renovation Projects

We've been working with homeowners + property investors on modern renovation projects in San Diego for over a decade. Check out our portfolio for in-depth details on our past modern home renovation projects.

Meet the Team at Our Modern Architecture Studio

Our team of architects strives to make lasting connections with each of our clients and projects. We'll guide you through the process of modernizing + transforming your current space, while creating a worthwhile investment for the future.

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

Shane Curry

Shane is the most senior Architectural Designer at Ten Seventy Architecture. He is assigned to larger projects which have high aesthetic requirements. Shane brings an expertise in architectural rendering to the Ten Seventy Architecture team. His design work is streamlined and considerate.  

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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
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.

A Customized Roadmap for Your Modern Home Renovation

As you consider the specifics of your modern home renovation and what your dream project might look like, there’s a significant amount of research and planning to be done. Our detailed “Dream Home Guide” is a comprehensive free resource that makes this process easier. After reviewing our guide, you’ll have specific ways to save time and money throughout your renovation project.

Our Quick Start Guide to Modern Home Renovation

If you’re looking to begin a home renovation project, our free Dream Home Guide is a great place to start. This project planning resource was created for people who are looking to renovate their space with incredible modern architecture.

Our team of architects developed this guide with more than a decade of experience designing + building home renovation projects. It includes resources, expert tips, and a simple flowchart that will help you customize your roadmap to get started. Once you review the Dream Home Guide, you’ll have a comprehensive strategy customized to your project needs and goals.

With this resource, you’ll be able to design, permit + build in no time by avoiding project delays and unnecessary fees. Our complete 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?

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.