Absolute perfection as an Architect! Christian has always been great to work with. He is dedicated, timely and professional. His creativity is exceptional and it shows in each of his projects. I highly recommend him!

Coronado Client

As owners of a build/design company, when it came time to build our own personal home, we knew we wanted to work with the highly respected Christian Rice as our architect. We have worked with Christian now on four home projects… two our own personal residences and two spec builds. We keep going back to Christian because he is professional, reliable, prompt, talented and easy to work with. In fact, to own or purchase a “Christian Rice” home is something coveted and sought after by both homeowners and prospective homeowners alike.


The entire process from design of the house to the build was effortless with Christian. He is a consummate professional. I strongly recommend him without reservation. Alterations to the house design was smoothly transitioned into the final plans by Christian. His creativity and insight into styles and design made for a beautiful house. He was on site to monitor ands supervise the build many times a week to make sure the details were just right. I really can't complement him enough... he is worth the wait if not immediately available.


My wife and I had a great experience with Christian. Christian was patient and open to our ideas and had a great way of letting us know what we may want to reconsider or how we could make our ideas even better. If we ever are in need of an architect, we will use Christian again and we are always recommending him to others.


Christian Rice Architects exceeded all our expectations. At our first meeting Christian's demeanor, genuine interest and obvious professionalism set us at ease and fostered a creative collaboration. He guided us step by step though the process, was attentive to all our questions and was able to bring our ideas to life. We are so grateful we found Christian and we love our new home!



Christian Rice Architects recognized as one of the best residential architects in San Diego


We are honored and grateful to be included on San Diego Architects’ “best of” list of only twelve architects throughout San Diego. San Diego Architects is a national online publication that researches and evaluates the work of all architects and builders in San Diego.

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Alameda Residence Featured in Luxe Magazine


Pulling inspiration from the opposite coast, a Coronado home puts a contemporary spin on classic architectural details with open, flowing spaces and a pared-down palette. 

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Georgia Street Residence Featured on

August 2015

Christian Rice Architects transformed a Spanish-style dud into a lofty, contemporary gem. 

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25x140 Residence Featured in Coastal San Diego Magazine

July 2012

Classic, yet comfy

Architect creates open and airy beach look out of small space in Coronado. 

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Aire Libre Residence Featured Luxe Magazine


Pushing the boundaries between inside and outdoors yields spectacular results for a family's home in Coronado. 

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Harbor Club Residence Featured in San Diego Home & Garden Magazine

A curved-wall condo becomes a circular sensation. 

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Christian Rice Architects, Inc. of Coronado has received the prestigious President’s Award by The American Institute of Architects San Diego Chapter.

Christian Rice Architects, Inc. of Coronado has received the prestigious President’s Award by The American Institute of Architects San Diego Chapter.

Harbor Club Residence Featured in KBB Magazine

January 2019

Kitchen ahoy! A new floor plan and a nod to the nautical give this urbane kitchen a modern makeover. 

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Flora Avenue Residence Featured in Coastal San Diego Magazine

December 2010

A Friendlier View

Large porch becomes hub of transformed Coronado home. 

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Christian Rice Architects Featured in Coronado Lifestyle Magazine

Winter 2011

Sites and Insights

Architect Christian Rice's designs for difficult spaces often yield unexpected pleasures. 

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