Best Architects in San Diego

Why These Architects?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored San Diego Architects on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

Architect Mark D. Lyon, Inc.

Architect Mark D. Lyon, Inc. brings over 30 years of architectural experience to the La Jolla community. The group has over 500 completed projects and focuses on client communication and precise budgets and planning. The team specializes in coastal homes, historic buildings, and commercial projects and handles all coastal regulations, regulatory agencies, and homeowner/community groups involved. Mark D. Lyon has won the La Jolla Village News' Viewers Choice Award for Best Architect six times.

La Jolla, CA 92037


Christian Rice Architects, Inc.

Christian Rice Architects, Inc. has been providing architectural services in Coronado and the surrounding areas for over 10 years. Clients come to the firm for designs which mesh with the environment and their budget. The firm uses open collaboration to achieve works which have been featured in in Luxe Magazine, Coastal San Diego Magazine, and San Diego Home & Garden.

Coronado, CA 92118


Heather Johnston Architect

Heather Johnston Architect has been a La Jolla architecture firm since 1992. The team works on residential projects with a clean, modern style and handles everything from schematic design to construction administration. Architect Heather Johnston has twice won Home of the Year from San Diego Home & Garden and has been featured in The New York Times and Architects + Artisans.

La Jolla, CA 92037


Hubbell & Hubbell Architects

Hubbell & Hubbell Architects has been a San Diego architectural team since 1995. Clients hire the firm for sustainable solutions, innovative design work, and artistic detailing for private residences as well as public facilities, parks, and nature centers. Hubbell & Hubbell is known as a leader in green building and uses a variety of approaches including rainwater harvesting, natural plaster, and passive solar design. The group won the Construction and Engineering award for Best Aesthetic and Ecological Architecture in California in 2015.

San Diego, CA 92101


Ideal Design Systems, Inc.

Ideal Design Systems, Inc. has been a Carlsbad architectural firm for almost 10 years. The group is known for affordable services for residential and commercial designs, historic renovations, interior design, and planning. Services include architectural design, project management, site assessments, tenant improvements, remodels, additions, and new constructions. Ideal Design Systems has received best of Houzz for Service in 2015 and 2016.

Carlsbad, CA 92009


Jeff Katz Architecture

Jeff Katz Architecture is a San Diego-based architecture firm that handles the design and development of recreational parks, military structures, and public safety facilities. Its team of architects is dedicated to collaborating with clients and experts to complete design projects and create new meaningful environments. The company has created designs for SeaWorld, LegoLand, and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum. With over 20 years of experience, its experts are also adept at handling the requirements to design and build first responder and essential service facilities.

6353 Del Cerro Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92120

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Marengo Morton Architects

Marengo Morton Architects is a La Jolla architectural firm. Clients hire the team for coastal designs, residential and commercial projects, planning, and development projects. Services cover renderings, feasibility studies, coastal consulting, commercial kitchen designs, interior designs, 3D computer models, and historic remodels. The group has a focus on customer service and has been featured in Architects Review Weekly.

La Jolla, CA 92037


Mark Lee Christopher Architect

Mark Lee Christopher Architect has been providing architectural services for almost 30 years in the La Jolla area. The firm's work focuses on residential spaces and aims to create a private sanctuary for clients. Architect Mark Lee Christopher is also LEED certified and an adjunct professor of environmental sciences at the NewSchool of Architecture and Design. Mr. Christopher has won Home of the Year three times from San Diego Home & Garden.

La Jolla, CA 92037


Murray Duncan Architects, Inc.

Murray Duncan Architects, Inc. brings over 30 years of experience in architectural services to the San Diego area. The group handles institutional, campus, commercial, and custom residential designs as well as physical land planning, feasibility and density studies, and construction documentation and administration. Architect Murray Duncan is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the National Council of Architects Registration Board, and the National Association of Home Builders.

San Diego, CA 92101


Roesling Nakamura Terada Architects

Roesling Nakamura Terada Architects has been a San Diego architectural team for over 35 years. The team uses an open, collaborative process to create meaningful spaces in keeping with sustainable design and environmentally-friendly practices. Clients hire the firm for design, master planning, renovations, urban design, program management, coordination with state funding, site analysis, and cost estimating. Interior design and LEED Certification services are also available. A list of numerous awards can be found on the website.

San Diego, CA 92101


Steven Lombardi Architect

Steven Lombardi Architect provides architectural services in the San Diego area. The firm is known for its use of light as well as its focus on the roles that urban landscape, sculpture, theater, and energy play in the design process. Mr. Lombardi has worked with musicians, choreographers, scientists, manufacturers, doctors, and engineers. His projects have received the Award of Honor from the National Concrete Masonry Association in 2015 and the Architecture and Divine Detail Award at the 2015 San Diego AIA Design Awards.

San Diego, CA 92107


Ten Seventy Architecture

Ten Seventy Architecture is a commercial and residential architecture group in San Diego. The firm considers itself a Total Design team and handles site analysis, schematic design, design development, and construction documents. Furniture as well as logo and graphic design services are also available. Clients can also view and purchase certain furniture items via the company's website.

San Diego, CA 92103


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