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Welcome to Studio Stratton

Design / Drafting / Coordination.

I grew up in a contractors home. Both my father and my older brother ran successful general contracting businesses and I began doing design work for them when I was 14 years old. I took classes through the Regional Occupational Program and was certified as a draftsman before I graduated high school. At that point I went to work in an architects office. I apprenticed under some of San Diego’s finest residential architects including Jim Geldert, Don Edson, and Trip Bennett. I have provided drawings for over 500 new homes, and thousands of additions and remodeling projects in the San Diego area over the past 30 years.

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Lance Stratton

Practical, Personal, Professional:
That’s who I am.

Creative functional design applied to every project I undertake:
That’s what I do.

Lance Stratton is an award-winning kitchen and bath specialist and full-service design professional known for the outstanding craftsmanship and customer service that he provides busy professionals in southern California, and across the country.
Lance has won widespread acclaim for his attention to detail and quality workmanship during his highly successful 32-year career. Virtually all his work comes from repeat and referral business, with some client relationships going back over 25 years.

He works on projects from San Diego and Palm Dessert to Mexico and London. Lance has won numerous design and service awards on both a local and national level.

Key to Lance’s success is the degree of preparation and attention to detail that go into his projects. He devotes many hours of research into his work and is one of the region’s few design professionals who provides detailed hand drawings. “I focus on quality more than quantity, and limit the number of projects I take on, so I can serve my clients better.”

Studio Stratton designs wine rooms, libraries, closets and other spaces as well as kitchens and bathrooms. The company is backed by some of the region’s foremost cabinetry manufacturers, engineers, general contractors, CAD specialists, installers, fabricators, and craftsmen.

Lance, whose work has appeared in publications nationwide, became certified as a draftsman at age 18. He then apprenticed for over 10 years under several of San Diego’s most respected residential architects.

Having mastered the disciplines of his craft, he now specializes in creating unique, one-of-a-kind projects for executives and entrepreneurs from coast to coast.


I'm so happy I found Lance to draft up plans for a master bathroom addition! Going into this process my husband and I had an idea of what we wanted and how we wanted the space to look, but Lance really brought it to life in the details, and was extremely helpful as well as informative when we had questions. I can't wait to submit our plans to the city and begin the process of building our much awaited Master Bathroom. Thank you for your outstanding, informative, and professional services!

Clarissa A.

When applying for a building permit we were faced with what seemed like insurmountable requirements by the building planning division of the city of El Cajon. We hired Lance Stratton of Studio Stratton Inc. We couldn’t have made a better decision. He knew exactly what was needed to meet building code and how to put it all down on paper to satisfy even the most fastidious civil servant.

Joyce I.

Lance did an amazing job designing plans for my addition! His artistic skills and knowledge of construction are incredible. Lance designs by hand so he is knowledgeable of everything he is incorporating into the design. In addition to his skills i have really enjoyed working with him, happy to have made a friend in this process. Look forward to working with him in the future!

Rob F.