Galo Verdesoto was raised and resides in New York City. He started his arts education early in life, majoring in architecture at the High School of Art and Design, and continuing at the prestigious Parsons School of 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 faculty member Tim Gunn (now of Project Runway fame) to teach a summer semester abroad at their satellite school in the Dominican Republic: the prestigious Altos De Chavon School of Design. There, drawing on his bilingual ability as he was born in Quito, Ecuador, Galo co-taught freshman year interior design students in Spanish.
Galo's residential architectural and interior design experience spans more than 20 years and countless satisfied clients. He also has extensive experience in commercial, corporate and retail design, including the recent corporate renovation / interior design of a raw Soho loft for INVNT, a global brand and communications agency. Other noted corporate projects include the state of the art, interactive traveling exhibition sponsored by M&M Mars for the promotion of the U.S. Olympics; and projects for NYNEX/New York Telephone (now Verizon) and Credit Suisse/First Boston (now Credit Suisse Group). In the retail realm, he’s worked with Bloomingdale's – doing store design, industrial/product design and promotional design; and at Polo Ralph Lauren's home division – doing furniture design, and product design and development.
“I’ve worked with Galo on multiple, custom high-end interior design projects. What is really amazing is that you would never guess that the same architect and interior designer worked on all four. Each was unique to the space and completely different. He never seems to run out of original ideas.”