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MasterWork Definitive
About Us
MasterWork Definitive specializes in the design, preparation of construction documents, and the execution of always unique, and sometimes opulent residences. Following the Master Builder philosophy, Brian Darnell, Principal and Director of Design is also a licensed General Building Contractor. Rick Scrivner is the firm's Architect. Their combined 50 years plus years of designing over $325 million dollars of high-end residential construction, is leveraged by an in-depth understanding of building, structural systems, and high-end construction detailing and finishing. Together, they form a cohesive and homogeneous design practice, casting significant residential architecture in California, and abroad.

While MW has designed projects in California, Texas, New York and Internationally. MasterWork Definitive's primary focus is designing beautiful homes of varied vernacular in their native California.

All projects start in the old-school tradition of hand sketch on paper, and are carried through the completion process with advanced computing, software and 3d modeling for an accurate visual forecast of the project.
Testimonials
7 Reviews
Tom Di Noto
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Aug 2017

I have used MasterWork Definitive Architecture on several projects. Principal designer, Brian Darnell consistently demonstrates an amazing ability to problem solve using both common sense as well as i...Read More

joshd525
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Mar 2014

My wife and I had been searching for the perfect architect to create our home. We researched various architects over about a year and consistently came back to Masterwork's designs and photos of their...Read More

bobkul
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jun 2006

Brian designed the forth custom house I have built in my lifetime and I will never use another architect other than Brian. His design was beautiful and elegant and the feel of the house was amazing. ...Read More

jpassalaqua
Relationship: ColleagueProject Date: Feb 2002

Brian was my primary architect & designer for over 10 years. During that period we designed and built numerous homes for clients ranging from 3 - 15 million dollars. During that time Brian demonstrate...Read More

Julius Tills
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Dec 2000

WE HAVE USED THE SERVICES OF BRIAN DARNELL ON 2 NEW RESIDENCES AND ONE EXPANSION REMODEL WITH THE PROPERTY DIRECTLY ABOVE A BEAUTIFUL RESORT. BRIAN PLANNED THE DESIGN TO UTILIZE THE VIEW FROM ALL AREA...Read More

scottgoodman
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Aug 2012

Working with Brian has been a great experience. He is extremely professional, meets all deadlines, his attitude is always up beat and positive. He is well known in the San Diego area and we have rel...Read More

AmeriConstruction, Inc.
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Dec 1999

Being a builder of High end Custom Homes, I have Known Mr. Darnell for over 12 years and keep using his services.for any Design or Construction Doc. Very Professional in what he does, love his eye for...Read More

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