custom homes/ remodels/ additions / interior design


institutional / commercial / corporate / government / healthcare


museums / hospitality / retail

San Diego and La Jolla Architects


At Jeffrey D Shorn + Associates, Architects we understand how daunting a residential building project can be. Whether you are considering building a brand new home, planning an addition or second story or simply reconfiguring your interior layout, designing a sound architectural plan is of vital importance. We understand that not everyone is an architect or a construction expert; this is why we strive to provide the appropriate level of architectural services to anyone requiring help designing the home of their dreams. If you are planning to design a new residence, or simply need some advice from a qualified and award winning architect, contact Jeffrey D Shorn + Associates, Architects. We will be happy to offer you more information and set up an appointment so that you can get your project started.

Commercial, Healthcare, Institutional and Government

Today's economic climate is such that projects need to be energy efficient as well as flexible in layout to facilitate changing functional needs. As building codes become more stringent with respect to "green" and sustainable building requirements, it is imperative to seek out firms that have the resources and knowledge to meet these demanding requirements. With reduced budgets and maintenance deferral, it becomes even more important to plan equipment and select appropriate building materials and finishes such that operations can be efficient and maintenance costs reduced.

Historic Preservation

Our region has a rich heritage in historic preservation of its built and natural environment. This permits our communities to know where they've been, where they are and where they are going in their design and planning, in order to retain the vibrant quality of these communities.

Jeffrey D Shorn + Associates, Architects have taken an active part over the past 25 years in the preservation and adaptive reuse of our built environment and have been recognized for their contributions.

Aging-in-Place – Universal Design

The principles of Universal Design and "Aging-in-Place" have become an important part of all of Shorn + Associates, Architects residential design projects. These concepts are not only talking about addressing the needs of an aging population – although that's an important consideration – we're also talking about homes that are safer, more comfortable, and more convenient, whatever stage of life we're at. In addition to making living in a home easier, universal design is economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable.


> Firm Profile

Jeffrey D Shorn + Associates, Architects, is an award winning architectural firm with a wide range of expertise and experience in successfully working with private residential and commercial clients, public agencies and academic institutions.

Our La Jolla based firm, established in 1981, has designed projects with unique programs in diverse settings: large scale multi-family residential complexes, police facilities, schools, medical institutions, museums, hospitality venues, private residences, historic restorations and historic preservation research documentation. For all projects, the firm provides the highest standard of personal professional services integrating planning, architecture, and interior design from the initial concept through construction.

Meeting the needs and aspirations of our clients is one of our primary goals and our list of repeat clients and positive recommendations are proof of this success.