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About Us

An integrated architecture and construction firm

For over 25 years, Polhemus Savery DaSilva has collaborated with individuals, families, and institutions to design and build exceptional custom homes and select civic and resort buildings that celebrate creative design and quality craftsmanship, honor their natural environments, and set the stage for lasting memories—for generations to come.

As a leading integrated architectural design and quality construction firm on Cape Cod and in coastal southeastern New England, we provide a highly collaborative process that is as special as the buildings we create. Our single-source approach ensures seamless communication among the project team—and with our clients—to ensure we meet deadlines, stay on budget, and deliver quality workmanship that realizes the client’s vision.

Leadership & Senior Management

A cross-disciplinary leadership and senior management team

PSD was founded in 1996 as one of the region’s first fully integrated design and construction firms. Under the stewardship of its leadership and senior management team, the firm has set a high standard of quality and service that continues to inspire our work—and elevate client expectations.

Aaron Polhemus, Owner & CEO at Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders

Aaron Polhemus

Owner & CEO

Peter Polhemus, Founding Partner at Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders

Peter Polhemus, AIA

Founding Partner

John R. DaSilva, FAIA, Design Principal at Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders

John R. DaSilva, FAIA

Design Principal

Mike Merrill Headshot

Mike Merrill

Director of Finance and Business Operations

Jill E. Kay, Chief Financial Officer at Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders

Jill E. Kay


Sharon DaSilva, Senior Designer at Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders

Sharon DaSilva

Senior Designer


John Barker, AIA

Director of Architectural Operations

Rob Calderaro, Senior Landscape Architect at Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders

Rob Calderaro

Senior Landscape Architect

Scott Jadovich Headshot

Scott Jadovich

Director of Pre-Construction/Project Director

Jeff Oneil Headshot

Jeff O’Neil

Director of Construction Operations/Project Director

Stephen Sullivan Headshot

Stephen Sullivan

Director of Property Services/Project Director

Matt Rollinson Headshot

Matt Rollinson

Project Director

2022 Top Coastal Architects

Ocean Home Magazine

2022 Top 50

Modern Luxury Interiors Boston

2021 Top Coastal Architects

Ocean Home Magazine

“I love the way PSD works together as a team. You can see the respect they have for one another…it’s part of their culture. ”

Nicole Dawes


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