Stephen Dalton

Stephen Dalton

Solana Beach, CA, US



Stephen Dalton Architects, inc. is a full-service architectural practice founded in 2004.  We deliver creative design solutions and professional expertise in a wide range of building types, including custom residential, multi-family, commercial, and municipal projects.  The breadth of our experience enables us to bring fresh ideas and a unique perspective to each project.

SDA believes that all projects, regardless of budget or scope, deserve thoughtful and well-considered design solutions.  Our collaborative, studio structure ensures that all aspects of the project benefit from the direct and full professional attention of the principal architect throughout the design process.  We are a people-centered practice in which clients and building users are welcomed participants.  We listen closely to clients and building users and take our architectural cues from those discussions; using our creativity to find appropriate solutions to your design needs. 

Our work does not carry with it a stylistic signature.  Instead, the common threads to all of our work are an understanding of place, context and climate; a commitment to efficiency and performance; an expression of optimism, delight and surprise; and a respect for budget, program and schedule.   We work with form, scale, space and material to achieve these principles, and infuse our work with light, air, views, and outdoor connections to bring extraordinary results to unique projects. 

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