MADesign & Drafting Services
MADesign & Drafting Services
Michele Woodcock - New Construction Client

Where do I even begin…. not only was designing a home from the ground up a dream I never thought I would live out but walking it now and loving every single aspect of it, is the best dream come true! Derek and his team were creative, easy to work, timely, and best of all current! They just get it! They get all different types of styles but with our home being modern farmhouse I really felt it was in their wheelhouse. I also believe the biggest test of successful home design is it years later you would make any major changes… honestly we would not change a single thing (and I’m picky) that is largely due to Derek’s thoughtful and experience in knowing not only what looks good but what lives well.

Sarah Pease – Remodel Client

Intelligent residential design/drafting is a rare skill —- and the MAD team has it. Don’t let HGTV fool you, you cannot (and should not) do this on your own! Our project was a major reno of an old home that had been subjected to years of truly terrible design decisions. Derek and Alex listened to our needs resulting in a design we’re delighted with, gently pushed back when our suggestions were better solved with a different approach and applied their experience to make the engineer review and permitting process smooth and painless. And when it came time for the permit handoff, they made sure our contractor felt like part of the team. In an industry where missed deadlines and lack of tech savvy can be the norm, they were professionals from start-to-finish. MADesign has earned my highest recommendation.

Kevin Dalzell, Real Estate Developer

“My team develops custom single family residences in North County San Diego, and Derek Berg has been our architect of choice for the past 6 years. He understands the level of detail required in achieving a timeless design, while staying ahead of the curve from residential stand point. He gets it done!”

Dalzell Group

Jeff Mitchum, Client

“Originality, strong, creative, flexible and one of the best talents in the residential field. Derek understands space and the vision of several projects he’s done for us. Trustworthy!”

Renowned Fine Art Landscape Photographer

Derek Grant, General Contractor/Realtor

“As a licensed general contractor for many years, I have exclusively used Derek Berg and his team at MADesign for all of my custom projects ranging from Mission Hills to Coronado. The people at in MADesign make the design and permitting process extremely simple and streamlined.”

Grant Property Services
Contractor/ Realtor

Sharon Fox, Interior Designer

“I have had the pleasure of working with Derek on five to six projects in the past 3 years which all turned out beautiful. His level of customer service, attention to detail and knowledge of the city permit process is unparalleled. He takes the time to listen and understand the client’s vision and researches any foreseeable roadblocks that may occur with the city before the process starts. He can also recommend other alternative design solutions if the budget requires it. I highly recommend him.”

Sharon Fox Designs

Matthew L. - Client

“I had the pleasure of working with Derek Berg who owns MADesign. Derek’s attention to detail and follow through vastly exceeded my expectations. I have worked with many architects over the years of building houses and none of them have been as gifted as Derek when it comes to designing a house. Obtaining building permits from the city can be extremely challenging but Derek knows how to quickly navigate through the pit falls and the obstacles that come into play when building a house. I would highly recommend Derek Berg and MADesign to any friends or family.”