Remodel Your Home with Our Leading Architecture Studio

Ten Seventy Architecture helps people who love modern + minimalist design overcome the challenges of completing a whole home remodel in San Diego. With a proven process, the latest technology, and 10+ years of experience, our architecture studio has the expertise to create your dream home with elevated design and increased functionality. 

We offer a full range of signature services for remodels and renovations in the San Diego area to ensure your build is as simple and stress-free as possible.

How We'll Help You Design Your Modern Dream Remodel

Is your living space feeling outdated with a complicated layout or out-of-style design? Are you looking to refresh the overall design of your home amidst life changes like a growing family or empty-nesting? Maybe you’ve lived in your home for years and are finally ready to take on that dream project.

Whatever the reasons, Ten Seventy Architecture has the expertise to complete a remodel with designs that will exceed your expectations. When you work with our team on a whole home remodel in San Diego, we’ll listen to your project goals and explore options to bring your vision to life with sleek modern architecture.

Interested in seeing what our architectural process looks like in practice? Watch this video for a quick overview.

And, if you’re ready to take the next step, book a consultation with our team.

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Our Proprietary Approach to Whole Home Remodels

Remodeling your home is an excellent way to improve your quality of life for years to come. Our expert team is your partner in the process. With over a decade of experience, we’ll help you leveraging city regulations to bring your dream home to life with a plan that fits your budget and timeline.

Customized Designs to Elevate Your Home

If you're dreaming of a new kitchen with high ceilings, beautiful windows, and the latest appliances or an expansive outdoor space to enjoy the California sun, you've come to the right place.

Ten Seventy Architecture is an innovative design studio in San Diego. Our modern architecture studio has partnered with clients to create incredible modern, minimalist + mid-century modern designs for over a decade.

We specialize in gourmet kitchens, spa-like bathrooms, relaxing bedrooms, indoor-outdoor living, and much more. Regardless of your project size or type, we’ll guide you through our signature architectural design process by first understanding your lifestyle, personal aesthetic, and dream living space.

After assessing the state of your home, our team will develop detailed plans tailored to your style and project goals, incorporating the latest architectural designs, fixtures, and top-of-the-line materials. We’ll help you create a space that feels entirely your own, while modernizing the look, feel, and functionality of your home.
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Our Integrated + Proven Proprietary Process

Before you can begin your remodeling project, there are many design details, building regulations, and project steps to consider.

Collecting the right research and decoding complex municipal codes can be time consuming and stressful. This is why we've perfected a streamlined process to save our clients time, money, and energy.

Our integrated design + permitting process allows you to focus on the decisions that matter while we take care of everything for you in-house. From drafting designs and securing permits to partnering with contractors and engineers, we’ll manage your remodel from start to finish.

And, we’ll ensure everything is completed on time and within budget, while advising you on the best materials and fixtures to achieve high-end modern design at a fair price point.
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The Latest Technology to Bring Your Dream Remodel to Life

During a whole home remodel in San Diego, you can reimagine the existing structure, layout, or design of your space. This process allows you to rethink any detail or area of your home that no longer fits your lifestyle or aesthetic.

Wondering when you’ll be able to imagine what your new home will look like? After visiting the site and discussing your project goals, our architects use state-of-the-art technology and the latest 3D design + rendering software to bring your dream project to life. During this step of our signature design process, we build an interactive model that allows you to visualize and explore your designs. This model showcases both the interior and exterior spaces, giving a sense of not only the look and feel, but also the flow from room to room.

Our team at Ten Seventy Architecture looks forward to collaborating with you and gathering your feedback every step of the way to perfect the final touches.
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Check Out Our Portfolio of Remodeling Projects

If you're looking for a professional team of architects that can design + build your whole home remodel in San Diego, you've come to the right place. With over a decade of experience, we’ve guided our clients through remodels + renovations, creating beautiful designs that bring new life to beloved homes.

Meet Our Team at
Ten Seventy Architecture

Our modern architecture studio specializes in a wide range of home projects, putting your needs at the center of our design + build process. Our architects strive to build great relationships with our clients and designs custom-tailored to their goals and personal style.

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.

Our Comprehensive
Dream Home Guide

Are you looking to build or remodel a home with modern + minimalist design? Fast-track your next project with our Dream Home Guide. This free resource includes expert tips and explanations to help you map out your project, securing extra design value along the way.  

Everything You Need to
Begin Your Next Home Project

Ready to begin your remodel or home project? Get started with our free Dream Home Guide. Our modern architecture studio developed this all-in-one resource with over a decade of experience designing and building modern homes in San Diego.

For projects big or small, this comprehensive guide will get you up-to-speed on the process from start to finish. Inside, you’ll find the latest building codes and regulations, money-saving tips, and a user-friendly flowchart to help you create a customized roadmap to begin your build.

After reviewing our comprehensive guide, you’ll be able to design, permit, and build your project without any delays or unnecessary fees. Plus, you’ll save hours of research and feel confident to hire the best architects to make your dream home a reality.

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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.