Our Team

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Franco Garofalo, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, MCPPO

As president and founder of GDA, Inc., Franco has over 25 years of experience in design, project management and construction supervision.  Previously, Franco was Vice President and co-owner of LPBA/Architects, Inc. for over 10 years.  His experience includes studies, new construction and renovation projects for public, commercial, institutional, transportation, business and residential clients.  He brings a wealth of expertise to every project as well as the assurance of performance within time, budget constraints, and design goals.  Franco oversees every project from the initial investigation and design phases to completion of the scope of work

Erin Kim, AIA, MCPPO

Erin joined GDA in 2013 and has been working on a variety of projects for public sector clients including Housing Authorities, Schools, Cities, and Towns throughout Massachusetts.


Prior to joining GDA, Erin completed work on community service projects, through the Boston Architectural College’s Gateway program where she gained experience in commercial, residential, and institutional projects. Projects were completed for various clients including the ImprovBoston Non-Profit Comedy Theater in Cambridge and Transition House, a domestic violence shelter servicing Greater Boston.