His architectural designs are seen throughout South Florida and have impacted the community as well as the nation. Since the early 1980's, Mr. Chisholm has been involved in numerous architectural and urban design projects which include schools, rapid transit stations, state laboratories, university facilities, medical centers, commercial & retail sites, institutional & cultural centers and aviation facilities.
Leadership Positions & Award Recognition:
Since the beginning of Mr. Chisholm’s architecture career he also served the community at different levels. From 1985 to 1989 Mr. Chisholm served on the Latin Quarter Review Board in which he served as Vice-Chairman. His role included reviewing all proposed projects in the Latin Quarter re-development district for functionality and aesthetic design quality. In 1992, Mr. Chisholm served as President of the Miami/American Institute of Architects (AIA) and led the National AIA Hurricane Andrew recovery effort and as a member of We Will Rebuild, a housing committee formed by President George H.W. Bush to coordinate disaster relief effort, to rebuild homes damaged by Hurricane Andrew. He later served as a member of the Board of Directors of the State of Florida/American Institute of Architects in subsequent years.
Following this period, he was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) in 1996, the highest AIA honor attainable by any member architect for this 150-year-old organization. In 1993, Mr. Chisholm was named to the Board of Directors of the Community Partnership for the Homeless, Inc. (CPH) in Miami-Dade County, Florida and was chairman of the Design and Construction Committee. Mr. Chisholm was named chairman of the CPH Board of Directors in September 2005 and currently serves in that capacity. In June 2002, Mr. Chisholm was named Chairman of the South Florida National Parks Trust, a division of the National Parks Foundation, chartered by Congress in 1967 to work directly with the United States National Parks System and the US Department of Interiors.
As Chairman he provided leadership in the promotion and community awareness of The Everglades National Park, Biscayne Bay National Park, Dry Tortugas National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve. In 2004, Mr. Chisholm was awarded the Charles W. Clary Award for Service given by the State of Florida AIA Chapter and also was selected for the Miami/American Institute of Architects Silver Medal Award for architectural excellence and leadership the following year. In 2006, Mr. Chisholm was selected to receive the Alvah H. Chapman Jr. Humanitarian of the Year Award in recognition for leadership and architectural contributions towards alleviating the homeless crisis in Miami-Dade County. In 2007, Mr. Chisholm received the Silver Medal Award for Architecture from the Florida & Caribbean Association of the American Institute of Architects. In 2008, Mr. Chisholm was one of twelve to receive the Ronald McDonald House Twelve Good Men Award for his leadership contributions to the South Florida Community.