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Welcome to Berg DESIGN + bUILD

Our designs incorporate a lifetime of pragmatic experience with a continual striving to grasp the beauty of all great forms. Our best designs express that universal while weighing the often-competing priorities of function, taste, logistics and cost. We create unique solutions that meet the particular needs of our clients but the buildings themselves express the timelessness of beauty.



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Our Work

New Construction

Though the idea for this project has been in the works for years, we have spent the past six months bringing it to fruition. Like any good design process, this means painstakingly pouring over every detail, considering any and all options, and then testing those options again and again.

 We built both physical and digital models of the lot using official and accurate GIS topographic lines, in order to determine the best grading and slope for the driveway and yard. Likewise, we built physical and digital models of the house to determine the best proportions and layout that will be as pleasing to the eye as they are functionally efficient.

These are just a few of the countless questions that were asked and debated; drawn up and then thrown out; modeled and then modeled again. They are the kind of questions we continue to ask ourselves as we refine the more cosmetic aspects of the design. However, it makes more sense to do so with the input of the future owner/occupant; which brings up a great point regarding to-be-built homes.

The best part of purchasing a to-be-built home is the fact that you get the home that you want. While we have made the broad strokes of the design, there are still so many details that have yet to be defined. How will your kitchen look? What style of cabinets and counter tops do you prefer? What about your bathroom? Is their a particular shower that you've seen on Pinterest and always wanted? A bathtub?

This is no spec house. We are custom builders, and that is exactly what we do. The house has been designed specifically for this lot, and it is truly one-of-a-kind. From the views that it gives to the various views of the building itself, everything has been considered. We have the blueprints drawn and the permits filed. Now it's time to finish it!




Innovative Construction Methods

At first glance, the explanation for this project seems pretty straight-forward: the client wanted an outdoor "living room" for her garden. The reality is that delivering on her vision was an exercise in engineering, design, and innovative construction methods. For a detailed analysis and explanation on the project, check out the Challenge/Solution page here.

     "Of all applied arts, architecture is the least progressive -- that is, while engineering and technology evolve, architecture itself, its forms and spaces, is constant. . . Architecture, especially great architecture, does not become obsolete.."

—Witold Rybczynski, The Perfect House

What We Do

     In addition to construction, we provide design services that focus on architectural principles-- typically relating to building structure and spatial organization. Simply put, we focus on the bones of a house with the intent of maximizing its character. This permits the decorative elements that stylize a space to remain fluid, while limiting the need for future renovation.

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