Garcia, Galuska & DeSousa, Inc. was established in 1975 as a Civil, Plumbing and Fire Protection Engineering Firm. Over the last 44 years, the firm has increased in size and range and today offers a full line of engineering services in the areas of Civil, Plumbing, Fire Protection, HVAC, Energy Modeling, Electrical, Security and Technology systems engineering.

At Garcia, Galuska & DeSousa, Inc., the strength of our firm rests on its commitment to maintaining principal involvement throughout the project, from planning through construction. The firm’s size of 50+ full-time staff and four Principals is large enough to successfully complete significant projects on time, yet small enough to maintain principal/client involvement through all phases of the project.

Our experienced and dedicated team of engineers, project managers, principals, and support staff strive to consistently demonstrate our determination and commitment to excellence.


King Open / Cambridge Street Upper Schools and Community Complex

GGD proudly participated in the new construction of the King Open / Cambridge Street Upper Schools and Community Complex located in the City of Cambridge. The Community Complex consists of the Valente Branch Library, Gold Star Pool, Human Services space, including a preschool, an area to hold afterschool programs, and Administrative offices. GGD provided MEP/FP, Security and Technology systems engineering services for the 278,000 square ft. facility.

Our design included high performance systems of energy efficient lighting, a geothermal heating and cooling plant, solar hot water, and rainwater reclamation.

This project is a Net Zero Energy Building targeting LEED Platinum.

The King Open School was selected by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) to participate in the 2019 Pro-Tour Series in August of 2019. We were fortunate to have attended this event as a speaker to the tour groups that explored the school building and complex.

The Association of Energy Engineers New England Technical Round Table held an event in October of 2019 and invited Carlos G. DeSousa, Professional Engineer, Principal and President of GGD, to participate and speak on the topic of net zero energy. Carlos chose the King Open School as a case study for this event. You can view our presentation here:

Our involvement in the new construction of the King Open School is ultimately rewarding knowing we have provided the students, educators, and Cambridge community with a clean and green environment.

Project Types

  • Educational Facilities
    Charter Schools
    Public Schools
    Private Schools
    Early Child Care
  • Libraries
  • Fire Stations
  • Police Stations
  • Commercail Retail Facilities
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Facilities
  • Office Buildings
  • Recreation Facilities
  • Marinas and Piers
  • Country Club Facilities
  • Restaurants
  • Housing
    Public Housing
    Assisted Living Facilities
  • Animal Care Facilities
  • Federal Projects
  • Religious Buildings
  • Historical Buildings
  • Medical Office Buildings