New Home Construction in San Diego

Let's Build Your Dream Home in San Diego

The new home market in San Diego is booming, and new home communities have becoming increasingly sough-after. Our team of licensed architects + designers provide innovative solutions that facilitate seamless new home builds, enriching lives and defining neighborhoods.

Architectural Excellence in the San Diego Area

Our bespoke approach to new home construction in San Diego is a testament to our dedication to our clients. Clients who engage with our architectural expertise embark on a journey of visionary home building, reimagining their spaces, or venturing into new home construction from scratch.

With a deep understanding of San Diego's building intricacies, we offer not just designs but dreams, translating each one into reality with modern and minimalist aesthetics.

To learn more about our design services and how we take the stress out of home building with our integrated design + permitting process, check out the video to discover our client-centered architecture design process.

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Your Architecture Partner in New Home Construction

San Diego residents seeking home construction expertise need not look further. For over a decade, we've been shaping the home construction landscape in San Diego, focusing on unique designs that resonate with the aspirations of our clients, ensuring that their new homes are more than just structures—they're experiences.

Extraordinary New Modern + Minimalist Home Builds

We are committed to creating residences that are deeply personalized to our clients' way of life. By designing spaces that resonate with their daily routines and cherished activities, we elevate their living experience to unprecedented levels.

At our modern architecture studio, we distance ourselves from the concept of mass-produced, cookie-cutter designs. We are of the conviction that everyone's home should echo their distinct taste and individual essence.

Hence, we provide bespoke design solutions tailored to our clients' desires. Whatever your dream for your dwelling may be, our adept design team is dedicated to making that dream a tangible reality. We prioritize understanding your specific desires and requirements to forge a design that's exclusively yours, one that your family can proudly call home.

Recognizing that navigating the design journey can be daunting, we ensure a collaborative approach. We engage in multiple consultations with you, absorbing your input and refining our designs accordingly. This collaborative approach guarantees that the home we craft not only meets but surpasses your aspirations.
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ADUs: A Key Trend in Communities in San Diego

San Diego's ADU scene is burgeoning, and our architects are at the forefront.

Leveraging our profound understanding of home construction in San Diego, we craft ADUs that not only provide additional space but also enhance the overall property value, all while aligning with San Diego's dynamic regulations.

Whether you are looking to build an ADU for additional living space or rental property investing, we can help you create a modern + minimlaistic design for it.

With the San Diego regulations becoming simpler, there has never been a better time to build an ADU in San Diego. To learn more about ADUs, check out our modern architecture blog for helpful ADU resources.
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Preview + Experience Your Home Virtually in 3D Before You Start Building It

Our team of architects can help you with any renovation, remodel, or addition project to make your home feel brand new. We're experts at designing modern and minimalistic residential spaces, bringing them to life through innovative designs + building materials.

Our cutting edge visualization techniques allows us to render your project virtually, so that you actually get to experience your new home - long before it physically exists.

Once you have approved the design, our signature process ensures your project gets done on time, within budget, and incorporating your ideas. Together with you, we will create an architectural experience out of the ordinary.

Our firm uses a highly collaborative approach, and working with our architects is a full-service experience known for affordable services and outstanding results.
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Browse Our Portfolio of San Diego Dream Homes

Explore our vast portfolio to see how we've redefined home construction in San Diego, from modern homes to revamped spaces and avant-garde ADUs.

The Edinberg Residence

The Crest Residence

The Kenosha Residence

The Prince House

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Buena Creek Residence

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Over a Decade of Helping Homeowerns in San Diego Turn Dreams Into Reality

Meet our experienced and award-winning team of architects and designers. We would love to help your with your San Diego home construction project.

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 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.

Start Planning Your New Home Construction Project in San Diego

If you're on the cusp of starting a home construction project in San Diego, we recommend this tailor-made resource to ensure your journey is informed, strategic, and efficient.

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If you’re looking to begin a new home construction project, our free Dream Home Guide is a great place to start. This is a project planning resource created for people who are looking to build the house of the dreams in the San Diego area.

Our team developed this guide based on more than 10 years of experience designing + building San Diego homes. It includes detailed advice, expert tips, and a  flowchart to help you customize your roadmap.

With this resource, you’ll be ready to design, permit + build in no time, avoiding unnecessary project delays and fees. This complete guide will ensure that you're feel prepared and confident as you start researching your project and talking to 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 and interior 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 services, 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 remodel design
- Interior design
- Bathroom design
- Home office 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
- Remodeling services
- Bathroom remodeling
- Second-story additions
- Walk-in closets