TEN OVER reflects our firm's philosophy and refers to giving 110% effort towards everything we do. It is our constant goal to exceed the expectations of our clients, contractors, consultants, community, and ourselves.

TEN OVER STUDIO is an innovative, experienced, and award-winning firm providing the highest levels of design and customer service. We offer full architectural, landscape, and interiors services with thoughtful, honest advice, and an emphasis on environmentally sensitive design. While we are extremely proud of our built projects, we consider our true legacy to be the successful relationships we have developed with the clients, consultants, contractors, and agencies we work with.

We seek to develop unique and inviting spaces utilizing common materials in uncommon ways. Our passion for sustainable design has led to a portfolio with a wide variety of projects including a number with LEED® certification.



Whether the project is an office building, a resort development, or a custom home, great architecture is developed from a deep understanding of the site, climate, context, and program. To gain this knowledge, we listen intently to our client's needs, goals, and priorities. Our goal is to distill our clients ideas into a design that reflects their values and exceeds their expectations. 

One of the most sustainable acts an architect can do is to create thoughtful, beautiful work. - Jim Duffy


OUR mission

To leave the world better than we found it. 

OUR values

Design like you give a damn  
Average is unacceptable. Question the status quo, push boundaries and make a positive impact.
“We” before “Me” 
Working as a team improves everything we do. Go out of your way to help others succeed and understand that listening, humility and empathy are some of our greatest tools. 

110% … always
Lead by example, go the extra mile, take responsibility and do the right thing, even when no one is looking. 

Sustainability isn’t a checkbox
It’s a way of thinking and acting. It guides every decision we make in order to maximize the resources of our clients, team, community and planet. 

Keep it real
Be fearlessly authentic with yourself, your work and your relationships. 

Give back
Get involved, volunteer your time and build community connections. 

Enjoy the ride
Celebrate the success and learn from failures. Enjoy the journey as much as the destination. 

recent Awards

Green Landscape Honor Award, Green Building Council, JCC Landscape Improvements, San Luis Obispo, CA
Green Innovation Merit Award, Green Building Council, SRAM Research and Development Center, San Luis Obispo, CA
Green Innovation Merit Award, Green Building Council, Octagon Barn Center, San Luis Obispo, CA
Recognition Award, Fire Station Design Symposium, Calexico Fire Headquarters Station, Calexico, CA
Award of Merit, American Institute of Architects, San Luis Square, San Luis Obispo, CA
People's Choice Award, American Institute of Architects, Adelaida Winery, Paso Robles, CA
Best Tenant Improvement in Hospitality, SLO Downtown Beautification Award, Giuseppe's, San Luis Obispo, CA
Best Tenant Improvement in Retail, SLO Downtown Beautification Award, Cal Poly Downtown Store, San Luis Obispo, CA
Best Tenant Improvement in Professional Service, SLO Downtown Beautification Award, Ten Over Studio's office, San Luis Obispo, CA


membership & affiliations

San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce
San Luis Obispo Downtown Association
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
American Institute of Architects
U.S. Green Building Council