We had the good fortune of connecting with Sean Canning and we’ve shared our conversation below.
One of the most rewarding things about getting to know so many entrepreneurs and creatives is seeing first-hand how many of them are focused on so much more than just financial results. So many of the folks we connect with are focused on having a positive social impact on their community or the world at large. Can you talk to us about how you are helping the community?
For the last 10 years, San Diego has fallen short of their housing goals by 12,000 units. This has resulted in a local housing crisis. One of the primary focusses of my business Ten Seventy Architecture is to design modern, functional rental spaces in a variety of sizes. These are typically classified as Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). Our clients usually come to us with a residential property + we help them strategize how to develop it in a way where they can create rental income + additional value while simultaneously contributing to the solution of the housing crisis. The new code allows for 1-2 ADUs on any residential lot (sometimes more). If planned properly this can be a win-win scenario for our clients + San Diego. Our building department is notoriously anti-housing, which has greatly worsened the local housing crisis. We have over a decade of experience dealing with San Diego’s Development Services Department, pulling permits to add these units, working as an advocate for our clients. We can only add a dozen or so units every year so we really need everyone’s help to resolve San Diego’s housing situation.
What should our readers know about your business?
Ten Seventy Architecture is a modern architecture studio based in San Diego. Our projects include mostly residential work, from small ADU projects to larger custom homes. Almost 10 years ago my wife + I moved to San Diego from NJ after graduating from NJIT’s architecture program. Our goal was to create modern homes which were rooted in form-follows-function design, dissolving the threshold between interior + exterior spaces.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
We live + work in the Barrio. We always take our friends + clients out around Barrio Logan.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
We could not complete the projects we have without the help of Curtis Patterson of Patterson Engineering.