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Sanctuary Architects

Sanctuary Architects

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5x Best of Houzz winner
33 years in business
Designing Beautiful, Sustainable Homes in San Diego | 5x Best of Houzz
Sanctuary Architects excels in creating extraordinary homes of consistent design quality and diverse styles. Honored with 9 Home of the Year awards and distinguished for historical preservation, we are committed to creating homes that are both beautiful and a joy to live in. We are expert in the use of 3D computer technologies throughout the process, bringing great certainty about the outcome of your home. As LEED accredited architects, our hope is that we can soon stop using the term "green" to distinguish sensible design from what came before. That may mean looking back to simpler ways and forward to products and technologies that make sense in a sustainable economy. Mark Lee Christopher, educated at the University of Michigan and a licensed architect for over thirty years, started his practice in La Jolla, California in 1987. Since then, the firm has excelled in creating extraordinary buildings of consistent design quality and diverse styles. Christopher’s experience, creativity, passion and ability to discern exactly what a client is looking for is what has earned him numerous awards and most importantly, the loyalty and respect of his clients. Christopher values the integrity and lasting quality of good design and is committed to creating environments that are both beautiful and a joy to experience. Mr. Christopher also served as adjunct professor of environmental sciences at NewSchool of Architecture and Design in San Diego and is LEED certified.

Services Provided

3D Rendering, Architectural Design, Architectural Drawings, Building Design, Custom Home, Energy-Efficient Homes, Floor Plans, Green Building, Historic Building Conservation, Home Additions, Home Extensions, Home Remodeling, House Plans, Multigenerational Homes, New Home Construction, Space Planning, Sustainable Design, Universal Design, Custom Homes, Construction Drawings

Areas Served

Del Mar, Del Mar Heights San Diego, Hill Crest San Diego, La Jolla, Mission Hills San Diego, Ocean Beach San Diego, Point Loma San Diego, San Diego, Rancho Santa Fe


•Nine San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyle Magazine Home of the Year Awards •Two San Diego Magazine Best Home Awards •AIA Honor Award •City of San Diego Historic Resources Board Award of Excellence •Member National Trust for Historic Preservation •LEED •BBB A+ Rating


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Business Details

Business Name

Sanctuary Architects

Phone Number

(619) 367-8731


7730 Herschel Ave, Suite O
La Jolla, CA 92037

Typical Job Cost

$750,000 - 3.5 million

Depending on the scope of the project. Once the scope of work can be defined, I am happy to set a fixed fee, rather than hourly rates.

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