From nationally recognized homeless facilities to land planning, to a museum that
honors the past while demonstrating a contemporary design, R.E. Chisholm Architects
provides excellent service since 1982. The team is comprised of experts in
architecture, urban planning, urban design, and interior design; excelling in
cutting-edge technology, construction documents, and award-winning designs
The discipline of architecture requires architects to attend to the client’s need to comprehend their goals, and manifest their ideas into a physical structure, creating a comfortable and functional atmosphere for its occupants.
B. Arch, Masters in Urban Design
Registered Architect, Urban Design and Interior 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 47 years of experience in architecture, urban design, 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 designing projects involving building assessments, renovations, code compliance, interdisciplinary coordination, construction detailing and field investigations.
Mr. Chisholm has designed over 15,000 apartments units. He has worked in 8 Countries which include the United States, Mexico, Venezuela, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, 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.
Chairman & CEO
President of 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 projects
and the client’s direct contact throughout the entire project.
Mr. Polak has over 34 years o f 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, multipurpose 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 is in charge of 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.
He is married to Alexandra Polak and has (two) daughters, Emma, and Isabella. He resides in Coral Gables, Florida.
President of Architecture