Galo Verdesoto was raised and still resides in New York City and started his architecture and arts studies early in life, attending the specialty school High School of Art and Design, where he majored in architecture. Galo's higher education in architecture and design began when he attended Parsons The New School for Design, where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in architectural and environmental design. He continued his formal advanced architecture education while attending Pratt Institute, as well as the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), and he is an AIA (American Institute of Architects) Associate member.
Upon graduation from Parsons, Galo was recruited by this innovative school to teach a summer semester abroad at their satellite design school in the Dominican Republic – the prestigious "Altos De Chavon The School Of Design". Galo was the co-teacher for freshman year interior design students and taught in Spanish (drawing on his bilingual ability, as he was born in Quito, Ecuador).
Although Galo is currently focused on residential, architecture and interior design, he also has extensive experience in commercial, corporate and retail design. Some of his more notable corporate projects include work for NYNEX/New York Telephone (now Verizon), Credit Suisse/First Boston (now Credit Suisse Group), and a state of the art, interactive traveling exhibition sponsored by M&M Mars for the promotion of the U.S. Olympics. On the retail side, he has worked with some of the largest Federated stores, notably Bloomingdale's – doing store design, industrial/product design and promotional design, and Polo Ralph Lauren's home division – doing furniture design, and product design and development.
Galo's residential, architectural and interior design work and experience spans more than 18 years. For the firm profile, click on GVD INC.