Palmer Thompson-Moss, Assoc. AIA, Principal & Owner

Palmer grew up in Boston, Ma. working for his uncle's construction and restoration firm and learned first hand about the renovation of Victorian houses. He moved to New York in 1999 after traveling and working in Europe for a year and soon re-built his own brownstone in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. He worked as a cabinet and furniture maker while studying Architecture at Pratt Institute and began at Slade Architecture where he worked on Barbie Shanghai and 184 Kent Ave. Before Starting his own business, he also worked 2 years at Jaklitsch/Gardner Architects on many international projects including Marc Jacobs Tokyo and MMJ Milan. Palmer is a master carpenter and woodworker and embodies a rare combination of architectural thinking and construction expertise.

Palmer studied Writing at the New School University, Fine Woodworking at Penland School of Crafts and holds a B.Arch from Pratt Institute, where he studied abroad in Rome.

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Isobel Herbold, Design Collaborator

Isobel Herbold collaborates with GDT on design projects. She has been a key member of the company and it's design endeavors since it's conception in 2010.

Isobel has worked for several architects in the greater NY area, notably Garrison Architects and Gans Studio as a Project Manager. With Gans Studio she worked on various projects including the Eldridge Street Window in collaboration with artist Kiki Smith, Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers exhibition at the museum of the City of New York, consultant for the Regional Catastrophic Planning Team and various residential projects both in the 5 boroughs and Woodstock, NY.

Isobel is originally from Maine where she grew up cultivating her love of nature and the outdoors. She continues to work as a project manager at Miranda Brooks Landscape Design.

Isobel Herbold received her B.Arch from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn where she was the recipient of the Eleanor Allwork Scholarship and studied abroad in Rome.