Chisholm Architects designs have been recognized in the past 30 years of architectural excellence. In 1981, Mr. Chisholm was the recipient of the Award of Special Recognition for Miami Beach Art Deco District Historic Preservation Master Plan from the Florida Chapter of American Planning Association and Award for Urban Design from Progressive Architecture for his work to preserve the Art Deco architecture of the 1920s seen throughout Miami Beach. R. E. Chisholm Architects, Inc. was named Architectural Firm of the Year in 1992 by the Latin-Builders Association. He was also given a Gold Medal by the South Florida Builders Association for the design of a luxury residence in Coral Gables, Florida. In 1993, Mr. Chisholm was chairman of the Design and Construction Committee of Community Partnership for the Homeless (CPH), which he designed and completed two prototypes for homeless assistance centers (HAC) to assist the 6,000 homeless men, women and children in South Florida. The first, ‘HAC-1’ was selected for an Award of Excellence in Design by the American Institute of Architects in 1995 and declared the national model.
In May 1998, Mr. Chisholm received a National Maxwell Award of Excellence for Design from the Fannie Mae Foundation in Washington, DC, for his master plan for the Everglades Farmworkers Village, a designed community for 3,000 migrant farm workers and families through the United States Department of Agriculture.
In May 2001, Mr. Chisholm was awarded the Jubilee 2000 Pontifical Medal by the Vatican and the Archdiocese of Miami for his design excellence and contribution to several places of worship including: St. Justin Martyr Catholic Church in Key West, master expansion plan of St. Francis Xavier Elementary School and his contributions towards the homeless crisis in South Florida. In 2004, Mr. Chisholm was named to the Miami-Dade College Hall of Fame in Architecture. In 2006, Mr. Chisholm received the March of Dimes Award for Excellence in Architecture in Our Community. In 2007, R.E. Chisholm Architects, Inc. was named to the Top 100 Minority Business in Dade-County by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, and Mr. Chisholm received the Silver Medal Award for Architecture from the Florida & Caribbean Association of the American Institute of Architects.