The team at R. E. Chisholm Architects is comprised of experts in architecture, urban planning, urban design and interior design; excelling in cutting-edge technology, construction documents, and award-winning designs. From nationally recognized homeless facilities, to land planning, to a museum which honors the past while demonstrating a contemporary design, R.E. Chisholm Architects provides excellent service since 1982
ROBERT CHISHOLM, FAIA, NCARB,
Founder and Chairman-
Registered Architect, Registered Interior Designer
B. Arch, Masters in Urban Design
Founded in 1982, RE Chisholm architects has played a part in the making of numerous Institutional, Corporate, Residential, Planning and Urban projects.
Mr. Chisholm has over 45 years of experience in architecture, urban, and interior design. He has extensive experience in a wide array of building occupancy types, including new construction and building renovations. Mr. Chisholm’s professional expertise is in the multifamily and mixed-use residential sector, and includes performing projects involving building assessments, renovations, code compliance, interdisciplinary coordination, construction detailing and field investigations.
Mr. Chisholm has designed over 8,000 apartments units. He has worked in 8 Countries which include the United States, Mexico, Venezuela, Switzerland, Spain, the Bahamas, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic and 8 States with private and public-sector clients.
Formerly a staff member of the Metro Dade County Manager's Office in the Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED) during the 1970's. Mr. Chisholm was Lead Principal Planner in charge of planning and implementation of capital improvement projects in several urban neighborhoods. Mr. Chisholm dealt directly with members of the Federal, State, County and City governments in planning, funding and implementation of projects.
Since the early 1980's, Mr. Chisholm has been involved in numerous architectural and urban design projects which include public school design, rapid transit stations, state laboratories, university facilities, school facilities, surgical center, commercial centers, theater and airport facilities; many of the projects have received design award recognition.
Mr. Chisholm enjoys horseback riding, skiing, and boating in his spare time.
MATTHEW POLAK, AIA, LEED AP
President/Project Director- Registered Architect, B.S. Architecture
In keeping with the core value of the firm, Mr. Polak as President of Chisholm Architects is involved in all phases of the project’s development and acts as the project’s and the client’s direct contact throughout the entire project. Mr. Polak has over 30 years of experience and has served since 1988 initially as Architect / Project Manager for a variety of projects in both, the public and private sector, including new construction, renovations, additions and conversions, housing developments, multi- purpose facilities, office buildings, institutional facilities, historic structures, airports, restaurants, banks, hotels and medical facilities.
Mr. Polak is a member of the American Institute of Architects and on the Board of Directors of several community organizations. In addition, he has LEED, AP certification for environmental sustainability. As President of Chisholm Architects since 2012, Mr. Polak oversees the technical direction of the projects for programming, planning, design, construction documents and construction administration for all projects and keeping with the core value of the firm. He is also in direct contact with the client and will ensure the project goals are understood and implemented within our firm and the entire a/e team.
Mr. Polak’s leadership includes numerous architectural and urban design projects which include public school design, rapid transit stations, state laboratories, university facilities, school facilities, surgical centers, commercial centers, theater, museum and airport facilities and many of the projects have received design award recognition.
Mr. Polak enjoys spending time with his family and golfing in his spare time.
Project Manager/Interior Designer- B. Arch & Interior Design
Mrs. Natalia Restrepo has over 10 years of experience in Architectural and Interior Designing and 5 years of experience with RE Chisholm Architects. She is now mainly in charge of Miami Dade County Public Schools projects and is currently working on project’s that include acting as designer and project manager of multiple commercial and institutional projects. Her areas of expertise include working on SketchUp, AutoCAD and Illustrator.
Mrs. Restrepo enjoys spending time with her family, making jewelry, and boating in her spare time.
Director of Development
Mr. Prado has over 2 years of experience with RE Chisholm Architects handling the business development priorities.
Mr. Prado enjoys dancing Latin music with his wife, reading for his Coral Gables Book Discussion group for over 25 years, and making monthly visits as a Prison Volunteer for over 30 years.
The discipline of architecture requires architects to take data from the client, clearly comprehend their goals, visualize and manifest their dreams in a design. Then, the architect translates that into a physical structure which balances its intended use and visual appeal, while creating a comfortable atmosphere for its occupants.