Rev One Architects

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Rev One Architects

4.98 | 8 Verified Ratings
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7975 Raytheon Rd Suite 210
San Diego, CA 92111
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Rev One Architects

Revising Your Space With Award-Winning Service

Rev One Architects is Peter Alex Dreier [San Diego County] and James (JP) McNamee [Metro Chicago]. Peter and JP are both alumni of the former top-rated, award-winning IDEA Architects on Chicago’s northeast side, a company that provided exceptional service to home and small business owners for 15 years. They both have over 40 years of combined experience as architects, designers, builders, contractors, developers and engineers. They don’t just draw buildings – Peter and JP both started out their careers actually building them with their own two hands. So they not only bring an incredibly practical perspective to everything they do, they bring the experience of well over 400 combined completed projects as well – everything from room additions to new homes, condominium buildings, offices, restaurants, hotels, and stores.


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Service Area

  • Irvine
  • Escondido
  • Oceanside
  • Newport Beach
  • Laguna Beach
  • San Juan Capistrano
  • Mission Viejo
  • Vista
  • Laguna Hills
  • San Marcos
  • El Toro
  • San Clemente
  • Laguna Woods
  • Lake Forest
  • Aliso Viejo
  • Costa Mesa
  • Laguna Niguel
  • Trabuco Canyon
  • Dana Point
  • Rancho Santa Margarita
  • East Irvine
  • Ladera Ranch
  • Corona del Mar
  • Capistrano Beach
  • Foothill Ranch
  • Camp Pendleton
  • Newport Coast
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Services Offered

Architects & Engineers
  • Architect

Areas of Expertise

  • Custom Homes, Additions & ADUs
  • Rehabilitations/ Historic Buildings
  • Multi-family & Institutional
  • Restaurant/ Retail
  • Office/ Commercial

Quick Facts

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In Business Since: 2000
Memberships & Affiliations
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
  • APEC Senior Architect
State Licensing
Trade: Architect
License #: C 35234
Expiration: 03-31-2021
Green Certifications
  • We consider green design to be an integral part of our practice and we have been doing it since before any certifications even existed.
  • Angie's List Super Service Awards - 2008 & 2009
  • BBB Complaint Free Awards - 2007 - 2010
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Business Overview

Community Involvement

Past Secondary Student Tutor and Mentor, Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago

Past Contributor and Vice President, Chicago Red Dress Party

Contributor and Volunteer, DSA San Diego

How We Got Started

I chose to work in this industry because I love helping my clients make their dreams come true! My name is Peter Alex Dreier and I have been solely responsible for the completion of over 300 projects in my more than two decades as an architect. I founded IDEA Architects in Chicago in late 2000 with the radical ideas of truly understanding the needs and budgets of my clients and adjusting the format of my drawings to better meet the needs of the contractors/ tradesmen who were reading them. I led the firm for over a decade, winning multiple awards and an enthusiastic client following that sent us to the top of both Angie's List and Yelp locally. After the recession I explored other opportunities in places from Washington DC to Singapore and even Jakarta, Indonesia, and I decided to settle in San Diego County, California in late 2012 and founded Rev One Architects with my former employee, JP McNamee. I hold a degree in Architecture and Structural Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.

We started in this industry in 1996.

We describe our business as Well established


Rev One Architects

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Designs were prompt and of high quality
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He was very helpful and aware of all that I needed to get my project going. Thank you Peter so much for all your help.
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Peter designed our 4,500 sf restaurant. We've been open for 3 weeks now and received many compliments on his design. The design has a great flow from the front to the back of the kitchen. Very functional, great environment to work.
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As a General Contractor, having a seamless operation from concept to implementation is critical. IDEA's staff is there from the bidding process to the final punchlist walk thru. Their commitment to their work and interest in the out come of their designs is most impressive.

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He listen to all of my concerns, fears, wishes. He was professional. And he was patient no sales pressure to make the deal. I feel confident in the success of this project.

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I would highly recommend IDEA. Representatives of the company were punctual for meetings and very responsive to questions and inquiries.

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very easy to work with. everything produced on time. structural and architectural drawings are tops. we are closing out an unordinary project with very limited delays, thanks to IDEA's expertise in city code knowledge. would recommend to anyone

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