Award-Winning Residential Architects in Los Angeles

Ten Seventy Architecture is a full-service architecture firm assisting those passionate about outstanding architecture in navigating the complexities of crafting their dream homes. We provide a seamless design + permitting approach, ensuring you achieve an elevated lifestyle.

Whether you're envisioning a brand new custom-built house, planning a renovation, or constructing an ADU, our architects and interior design squad has your needs met.

Our Architecture and Design Team Will Help You Build Your Dream Home

At Ten Seventy Architecture, we recognize that the intricacies of designing, obtaining permits, and constructing your dream space can seem intimidating. However, with our expertise, the journey becomes smoother.

Our team of accomplishedwill accompany you throughout every phase, encompassing master planning, design, permitting, and the actual building.

We craft homes that aren't just visually striking, but also tailored to harmonize with your lifestyle, aesthetics and functional needs. Our proficiency stems from our integrated design + permitting process.

This synergized approach means we manage your project from ideation to fruition. It makes your custom residential architecture project fun and stress-free, and ensures your project - large or small - is delivered on time an on budget.

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How Our Award-Winning Firm In Los Angeles Can Help You

With Ten Seventy Architecture, we guide homeowners in the Los Angeles area in endeavors like new home builds, remodels/renovations, and ADUs. With over a decade of experience in turning dreams into reality, we know all the ins and outs of such ventures + have developed streamlined our approach to facilitate the process for you.

Modern + Minimalist Custom Home Design

If you're looking for an architecture studio to design a brand new home, it's crucial to collaborate with one that has a proven history of successful projects. Our Los Angeles residential architects excel in crafting unique residential designs, consistently delivering results for our clients over many years.

Our philosophy is simple: stellar architectural designs are personalized to the dweller's lifestyle and necessities. This ensures your home not only complements but enhances your daily life. By intently listening to your aspirations and ideas for your home, we turn your dreams into architecture and conceptualize designs that transcend your expectations.

Throughout our collaboration, you'll be regularly updated and thanks to our state-of-the-art 3D architectural tools, you'll be able to envision your home even before its inception. Once you approve the design, our seamless process ensures swift and efficient execution.

To gain insights into our work, browse our portfolio of modern + minimalist projects.
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Transformative Urban Design Projects

For homeowners seeking to reimagine their existing residence into something brand new, our Los Angeles architectural architects design breathtaking renovations, makeovers, and additions. Leveraging our architectural prowess, we also provide premium renovation services, turning your home into a modern and functional haven.

Our team possesses the expertise and resources to ensure your project's success. Our Los Angeles-based architects have over the years delivered a wide variety of home revamps, receiving awards and accolades along the way.

Discover more about our innovative renovation, remodeling, and expansion offerings.
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Modern Design + Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)

Aiming to construct an ADU in Los Angeles? Our residential architects are at the pinnacle of ADU design in the city. Our proactive involvement in the city's ADU regulations and our unique perspective from spearheading our ADU initiatives means we offer unparalleled expertise in this area.

Whether your ADU aspirations are investment-oriented or to augment your living space, we have the blueprint to ensure success. With Los Angeles' ever-evolving regulations favoring ADUs, now's an opportune moment to embark on this journey. For in-depth insights helpful to your project, check out our ADU resource center.
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Our architecture and interior design firm has a proven track record of managing residential ventures all over Los Angeles County. Dive into our portfolio and see how we've enabled our clientele to manifest their dream Los Angeles homes. Regardless of your architectural style preference, we can steer any home design project to fruition.

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Let's embark on this exciting journey together. Book a consultation with us at Ten Seventy Architecture, and we'll help you turn your dream home into a reality.

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
in San Diego Architecture 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