Residential Architects

What we do / Services:

Architectural and interior design for residential and corporate clients.

Galo Verdesoto Design

We offer comprehensive services for high-end, custom residential gut-renovations, space combinations, and interior design / decoration projects. We also design corporate interiors for clients seeking non-traditional work environments with a creative approach and aesthetic.

Multiple services, artfully integrated.

Architectural Design

  • Space Planning
  • Design and Preparation of All Drawings (i.e., contract documents) and Specifications
  • DOB Approvals and Permit Acquisitions
  • Custom Millwork Design (i.e., woodwork and built-ins)
  • Architectural Lighting and Electrical Design
  • Audio/Video System Design and Integration

Interior Design / Decoration

  • Design, Selection and Specification of all Furniture
  • Furnishings and All Decorative Elements (e.g., decorative lighting, rugs, finishes, window treatments, accessories, etc.)
  • Custom Furniture Design (specialty offered upon request)
  • Art Acquisitions

“Galo is first and foremost marvelously creative. He is also meticulous – no detail is overlooked. He delivers what he commits to.”

We are most often commissioned to design both the Architectural and Interior Design phases of a project. Ideally, these should be contemplated, designed and executed in a seamless, integrated manner – to optimize a blend of aesthetic and technical considerations, and to minimize construction time, cost and redundancy.

Every client enjoys a customized experience.

From inception, our mission has been to focus on the quality of our projects and client base, rather than the quantity. Galo Verdesoto, the principal, is intimately involved in all critical aspects of every project. Being a boutique firm allows us to provide a bespoke approach to every client. This level of distinctly personalized service, and attention to detail, simply cannot be provided by larger firms.

“Galo is that rare combination of highly creative yet very professional and technical. He never seems to run out of original ideas.”

Works:

Gut-Renovations

(After & Before)

1: Modern Loft, Full Floor, Westside

Full floor 3,500 sq. ft. This is a two-phased project: Gut-Renovation and Interior Design / Decoration seamlessly and simultaneously integrated and executed. All the work is custom and uniquely conceived and designed for this space and clients.

2: Modern Loft, Full Floor, Westside

Full floor 3,500 sq. ft. This is a two-phased project: Gut-Renovation and Interior Design / Decoration seamlessly and simultaneously integrated and executed. All the work is custom and uniquely conceived and designed for this space and client.

3: Prewar, Contemporary, Classic-6, 5th Ave

This UES apt. is a two-phased project: Gut-Renovation and Interior Design / Decoration seamlessly, simultaneously integrated and executed. All the work is custom and uniquely conceived, designed for this space and client. This is a harmonious blend of classical prewar and contemporary design.

4: Prewar, Contemporary, Classic-6, 5th Ave

This UES apt. is a two-phased project: Gut-Renovation and Interior Design / Decoration seamlessly, simultaneously integrated and executed. All the work is custom and uniquely conceived, designed for this space and client. This is a harmonious blend of classical prewar and contemporary design.

5: Penthouse, Midtown East

PH apt with large terrace, 2 bdrms & 2 baths. This is a two-phased project: Gut-Renovation and Interior Design / Decoration seamlessly, simultaneously integrated and executed. All the work is custom and uniquely conceived, designed for this space and client by GVD. It’s a contemporary, open plan design concept with a warm, rich palette of colors, finishes and materials in a midcentury ES building.

6: Penthouse, Midtown East

PH apt with large terrace, 2 bdrms & 2 baths. This is a two-phased project: Gut-Renovation and Interior Design / Decoration seamlessly, simultaneously integrated and executed. All the work is custom and uniquely conceived, designed for this space and client by GVD. It’s a contemporary, open plan design concept with a warm, rich palette of colors, finishes and materials in a midcentury ES building.

7: Modern Hi-Rise, UES

This is a two-phased project: Gut-Renovation and Interior Design / Decoration all seamlessly, simultaneously integrated and executed. All the work is custom and uniquely conceived and designed for this space and clients. This condo apt consist of 3 bdrms, 3 full bathrms with expansive windows and a large terrace overlooking the city form the 37th floor. The design intent was to harmoniously blend contemporary design with classic French / Italian Art Deco. We incorporated lots of rich, classic materials and finishes (i.e. exotic woods, European stones, Venetian plaster) and used a rich, elegant color palette.

8: Floor-Through, Converted to Open Loft, UES

This is a one-phased Gut-Renovation project. All the work is custom and uniquely conceived and designed for this space and clients. The original apt was a very generic, UES (walk-up) 2 bedroom and 1.5 bath. It was gutted and converted into a loft (open plan) w/ 2 bedrms and 2 full bathrms. The original red bricks were exposed along one whole side of the apt and the dumbwaiter was exposed and left as a featured funky, historical element in the new, custom open kitchen. The design intent was to create a large open, informal communal area (entry, kitchen, dining and living areas) ideal for casual living and entertaining.

9: Modern Apt Combination, Lincoln Center

This is a three-phased project: Combination, Gut-Renovation and Interior Design / Decoration all seamlessly, simultaneously integrated and executed. The combination of two apts: a large 1 bdrm, 1 ½ bath, a large alcove studio and transforming them into a premium 3 bdrm, 3 full baths with, entry gallery, large open, modern kitchen, custom bar and library. This was the first of three projects for this repeat client.

10: Modern Apt Combination, Lincoln Center

This is a two-phased project: Apt Combination, Gut-Renovation all seamlessly, simultaneously integrated and executed. The combination of two apts in a modern hi-rise building: a large 1 bdrm w / 1 ½ bathrms, and a large alcove studio which was transformed into a premium 3 bdrms, 3 full bathrms apt with a formal entry gallery area, large modern kitchen, custom bar and library area. This was the first of three projects for this repeat client. All the work is custom, uniquely conceived and designed for this space and the client.

Works:

Corporate / Contract

We design corporate interiors for clients seeking non-traditional work environments with a creative approach and aesthetic.  As society now has a deeper understanding of the impact the quality of a work environment can have on the emotional well-being and performance of employees (positive or negative), many employers are seeking to provide a healthier, more creative, less formal and ultimately inspiring place of business.  Often, this translates into a more balanced and egalitarian design approach that creates less hierarchy, greater collaboration and more flexibility.  Many positive elements are incorporated that derive / have been learned from our residential design work.

We have extensive experience in Corporate Contract design, including the recent reinvention of a raw Soho loft for INVNT, a leading global brand and communications agency. Other notable projects include an interactive traveling exhibition sponsored by M&M Mars for the promotion of the U.S. Olympics; and projects for Verizon and Credit Suisse.

More featured project images to come. This section is in development.

“Galo and I met to discuss the project and I immediately knew we’d get
along. He seemed to understand my vision, and already the wheels were
turning.”

Contact us:

NEW YORK CITY

P +1 212-721-7020

galo@gvdinc.com

info@gvdinc.com