How we work

We understand and appreciate the incredible level of detail required to create good architecture. We believe the structural engineer must be clever and responsive, and keenly aware of all the systems – from mechanical and plumbing, to waterproofing and drainage – that must be woven together with the structure to create a successful project.

Our task is to design a structural system that is consistent with the architect’s aesthetic and provides the level of performance expected by the owner. We strive to understand the requirements of the building beyond its structure, creating the best building solutions. GFDS is dedicated to quality design, technical innovation, and a thoughtful approach to integrating structure and architecture.

Our highly trained engineering staff is skilled in the latest structural analysis techniques, BIM technologies such as Revit, and the most current construction methods, including integrated processes with design build suppliers.


  • Analysis and design of new building structures

  • Structural evaluation of existing buildings

  • Renovation and upgrading of existing structures

  • Seismic rehabilitation and renovation of historic buildings

  • Engineering for interior design

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