We Are A Creative, Modern Architecture Studio in San Diego.

Ten Seventy Architecture helps people who love modern architecture build their dream homes by offering an integrated design + permitting process so our clients can live their best life.

We primarily design custom homes and accessory dwelling units in The City of San Diego as well as Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Coronado, Del Mar, El Cajon, Encinitas, Escondido, Imperial Beach, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, National City, Oceanside, Poway, San Marcos, Santee, Solana Beach, and Vista.

How Our Modern Architecture Studio Can Help You Build Your Dream Home in San Diego

Whether you’re looking to remodel your home or build additional units on your property, our integrated design + permitting process, along with our expertise in navigating San Diego’s building codes, will help you build a home tailored to you and your family’s lifestyle.

Building a unique, modern space doesn’t need to feel like an uphill battle. Our decade of experience in designing residential and commercial properties in San Diego has resulted in a proprietary process that simplifies the home building and renovation process.

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Types of Modern Architecture Projects We Can Help You With

How We’ll Help You Build an Amazing, Modern Home

Whether you’re looking to remodel your home or build additional units on your property, our integrated design + permitting process, along with our expertise in navigating San Diego’s building codes, will help you build a home tailored to you and your family’s lifestyle.

Building a unique, modern space doesn’t need to feel like an uphill battle. Our decade of experience in designing residential and commercial properties in San Diego has resulted in a proprietary process that simplifies the home building and renovation process.

We provide architectural services for custom homes.  Ten Seventy Architecture specializes in modern + minimalist design but we have a portfolio demonstrating a wide variety of styles we've worked in from mid-century to craftsman + more.  

Modern Custom Home in San Diego California

Design a Modern Accessory Dwelling Unit in San Diego

ADU regulations in San Diego are in constant flux. Ten Seventy Architecture is on the cutting edge of the changing regulations, having had dozens of conversations with the DSD within the past few years to understand what can be permitted.  

We're the design studio other architects call when they have ADU related questions.  

Modern Accessory Dwelling Unit in San Diego California

Transform Your Current Home into a Modern Marvel That Elevates Your Lifestyle

Sometimes there are major benefits to starting your dream home with the existing home. Our portfolio is filled with images of homes that look brand new which were actually renovations, remodels, and/or additions.  

Modern Custom Home in San Diego California

Elevate Your Brand's Image With Modern + Minimalist Design

Ten Seventy Architecture also offers commercial tenant improvement services. We can help you get your commercial space designed, engineered, + permitted in an efficient manner so you can focus on running your business.  

Modern Commercial Business Architecture Design in San Diego California

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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.