About Us

Our Mission Statement

Get your place the best makeover possible.

Magda Green Design strives to be known as an influential women-led interior design firm, both nationally and internationally that brings a classic touch to our designs while bringing a sense of culture, history, and diversity. By bringing timelessness to our designs, we would achieve each space to feel a sense of cohesiveness, elegance, and movement.

Magdalis Melo Caceres

Meet The Team

Meet our team of passionate design professionals who bring expertise, creativity, and dedication to every project. Together, we strive to exceed expectations, crafting remarkable spaces that inspire and transform the way people live and work.

Yohani Moya

construction engineer Consultant

Christopher J. Menna

Structural Engineer Consultant

Darlin Cruz

Office Administrator

Monica Morales

Architectural Designer

Dan Nguyen

Mechanical Engineer Consultant

Our Experties

Exemplary Interior Design and Expertise

Embark on a design journey with us as we fuse innovation and precision, striving for mastery in execution to bring your vision to life with unparalleled expertise and dedication.

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"The best rooms have something to say about the people who live in them."

Why Choose Us

Design Innovation for Unforgettable Experiences

Experience our exceptional design expertise, personalized approach, and unwavering commitment to turning your vision into remarkable spaces.

Fast Building

Rapid construction for timely project completion.

Smart Execute

Precision strategies for efficient execution.

Carefully Planned

Meticulous designs tailored to your requirements.

Perfect Design

Impeccable designs that inspire and impress.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can change your schematic drawings up to 3 times. After 3 changes it will be an additional cost.
Typically it takes approximately two weeks to finalize the project. If it is new construction, this will take up to 4 weeks to complete. This all will depend on the client. If we are the applicant (there are cases where we are not), it may take up to 10 business days. This is not included in the package automatically. Once the schematic phase of your layout is approved , the designer will begin working on the drawing package. The next step is to submit the drawings to the License and Inspections Department. This will take up to 20 business days for the examiner to review the plans.
The License and Inspections Department decides when your project will be approved. Sometimes during the process, the city requires more information about the project which will delay the turnaround time. Multiple reviews can occur depending on the scope of the work. If it is a case where everything goes smoothly, expect up to 20 business days.

Magda Green Design provides expediting services. If this service is added to your project it is our job to gather all of the documents expected to be submitted to the License and Inspections department. The process depends on which package the client decides.

  1. Expediting Service ONLY

    When we’re only the applicant when the permit gets submitted to the city and the examiner comes back with the review, the expediter sends the review to the client and explain the items needed as per request from the examiner. Any paperwork and medication of the plan is the responsibility of the client to get everything completed. The client is responsible to send to the architectural company the examiner review and to any party. Magda Green Design will explains any paperwork needed. Until the client doesn’t send all requested items as per review from the examiner Magda Green Design won’t be able to submit the requested items.

  2. Expediting Service & Architectural Drawing

    Magda green design hired for both services. When the drawing is completed and all paperwork requested is complete Magda Green Design can submit the application.

    Either package has a turnaround time of up to 20 business days for review. We will then receive a revision from an assigned examiner of the License and Inspections department. Once this happens, we will complete the comments asked of us. The next step is to submit the corrections online to the Eclipse website which is a part of the License and inspections department . This process can take another 20 business days (this depends on the examiner). When the permit is ready to issue, we will pay the city of Philadelphia. After this, the permit will be ready to be issued. Please keep in mind that most of the time, we will get additional revisions depending on the examiner which will delay the turnaround time.

No, the Designer/Engineer ONLY communicates with the Contract signer. There are no exceptions.
When your property is under construction it is important to have a PE Licensed Engineer inspect your property in order to ensure everything documented on the plans is being performed correctly. Once Construction is complete the city inspector expects a signed Final Compliance form from the PE Licensed Engineer. This ensures that all duties expected were performed and completed in order to pass Final inspections
The site visit fee is a separate fee from your project. Once the site visit fee is paid it is not deducted towards any final Design cost.
The ZBA stands Zoning Board of Adjustment (Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections; Pennsylvania). If your property for any reason needs to go to the Zoning Board you will receive a refusal from the License and Inspections department. Once this is received a hearing date is sent and you are recommended to hire an attorney. If you’d Like Magda Green Design to attend any of the hearing meetings that is an additional cost.
Magda Green Design prides in completing your project in a three week time frame. Once a project is completed and submitted to the License and Inspections Department it is expected that a permit can be issued on average up to 2-3 reviews for the project to be reviewed. This also depends on the scope of work.
A CO which is a Certificate of Occupancy is obtained after a Building Permit is approved and issued as long as the property complies with all City Regulations. A Zoning Use Permit is simply the Use of the Space being Occupied. A Zoning Use can be obtained without a Building Permit. Keep in mind that a Zoning Use does not involve the ZBA.
Yes, we accept these forms of payment. We also charge a convenience fee each time you use these methods. The fee varies depending on your project total.

Ready For A Project?

Show off your style with a design.

Ready to turn your design dreams into reality? Contact us today to discuss your project and let’s bring your vision to life with our expertise and passion for exceptional design.

Magdalis Melo Caceres

Magdalis Melo is a highly accomplished interior designer and the President and Founder of Magda Green Design. With a project management certificate from Temple University and a bachelor’s degree in interior design from the Art Institute of Philadelphia, she possesses a strong educational foundation. Over her impressive 15-year career, Magdalis has excelled in a diverse range of design projects, spanning both residential and commercial settings. In addition to her professional achievements, Magdalis actively contributes to the community. She serves as a board member for the nonprofit YCPN and remains actively involved with docent organizations. Notably, she has established Serene Uplift, a charitable organization that specializes in transforming spaces to uplift individuals going through difficult times. Magdalis draws inspiration from her love of traveling and exposure to various cultures, allowing her to create captivating and vibrant works of art. As a pioneer in the design industry, she is dedicated to utilizing her talent and knowledge to have a positive influence.

Yohani Moya

Yohani is highly skilled in the construction engineering field and the design architecture. He has more than 20 years in construction management, cost estimation and site engineering consultant. Also, Yohani has a passion for construction analysis and innovation. Yohani has a background education in Construction Management and Facilities Management. Also, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Engineering Technology from Temple University. Over the course of his career, Yohani has obtained more than 20 certifications in the Engineering field. He is also the owner of Lintels Design & Build, which provides support to Magda Green Design. Yohani currently works as a consultant for Magda Green Design, where he provides his expertise in estimating cost, site inspections, surveys, and material advisory. Yohani ‘s knowledge and expertise make him a valuable asset to Magda Green Design team.

Christopher Menna

Structural Engineer Consultant

Christopher J. Menna, P.E., F.ASCE is Principal of Menna Engineers & Associates serving Magda Green Design for approximately five years and counting, primarily providing structural engineering, constructability, and special inspection support. Offering 26 years of experience, including 10 years of college level teachings, he is one of the most sought after freelance structural engineers in the Greater Philadelphia Region. Chris is a registered professional engineer in six states and is a well-known leader in professional engineering organizations. He is lauded for his ability to rework incomplete projects – essentially saving and/or cleaning up the work of other professionals. Chris offers a wealth of knowledge, having worked for contractors, government agencies, and consultants. Chris is recognized for service above oneself, honesty, integrity, and attention to detail. He cares for his clients and sticks with them to completion.

Darlin Cruz

Office Administrator

Darlin is a talented Office Administrator at Magda Green Design with a diverse background in interior design, management, and event planning. Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, Darlin earned her Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design before moving to the United States at the age of 19. Shortly after arriving, she received another degree in Management from Esperanza College in Philadelphia. Darlin’s passion for decorating and event planning led her to work as a manager in a decoration store, where she implemented interior design in all of her events. Her interest in business grew during this time, and she developed a strong skill set in event planning, business management, and customer service. In her current role as an Office Administrator at Magda Green Design, Darlin uses all of her knowledge and experience to ensure the smooth operation of the office. Her passion for decorating is evident in the way she implements new styles and ideas in the office, creating a welcoming and inspiring environment for clients and colleagues alike. When she’s not working, Darlin loves to travel with her sister and explore new places. She is particularly fond of trying out new restaurants and experiencing different cuisines, which she finds to be a great source of inspiration for her work. Overall, Darlin is a talented and passionate professional with a unique set of skills and experiences that make her an invaluable member of the Magda Green Design team.

Julisse Melo Caceres

Bookkeeper

Julisse Melo is a talented and driven bookkeeper, currently working at Magda Green Design, where she uses her skills in accounting and business administration to help the company grow. She began her journey at Atlantic Cape Community College, where she obtained her Associate’s degree in Business Administration in 2023. Julisse is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting at Kean University while juggling her responsibilities as a valuable member of the Magda Green Design team. Julisse’s fluency in both English and Spanish is one of her greatest strengths, enabling her to communicate effectively with a wide range of clients and colleagues. Julisse understands the importance of networking and building strong relationships, which is why she is always eager to attend local events and make new connections. Outside of work and school, Julisse prioritizes her physical and mental health by regularly going to the gym and engaging in activities that challenge her brain. Her passion for problem-solving and her dedication to staying active and healthy make her an asset to any team she works with. With her drive, determination, and strong work ethic, Julisse is sure to continue making valuable contributions to the world of business and beyond.

Monica Morales

Architectural Designer

Monica Morales is a talented architect and designer who graduated from Kean University, Michael Graves College School of Architecture and Design. With a strong background in both residential and commercial design, Monica possesses a comprehensive understanding of the various aspects involved in the design process. From the initial conceptual development phase to the meticulous creation of construction documents, as well as the production of detailed drawings and renderings, Monica is adept at handling all the essential tasks. Monica thrives on collaborative work, enjoying the opportunity to collaborate with other creative professionals in order to establish artistic and daring design solutions. Her goal is to create spaces that not only enhance the human experience but also leave a lasting impact while being highly functional. Monica’s passion for design, art, and self-expression is evident in her work, as she takes pleasure in crafting environments that evoke positive emotions and make people feel good. Beyond her professional endeavors, Monica values her personal life and cherishes spending quality time with her loved ones. She also nurtures her sense of curiosity and adventure by indulging in travel and exploring diverse cultures. These experiences broaden her perspective and contribute to her ever-growing knowledge and inspiration as a designer. Monica’s unwavering commitment to her craft, combined with her innate creativity, drive her to continue pushing boundaries and making meaningful contributions to the world of architecture and design.