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Peter Polhemus, AIA

Founding Partner

Peter Polhemus, Founding Partner at Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders

Architect and builder Peter Polhemus is the firm’s Founding Partner. He works closely with clients during various phases of the design and construction process. Born in Washington's Crossing, Pennsylvania, Peter pursued his undergraduate education at Harvard and Goddard Colleges, and received a Master of Architecture from MIT. He practiced with several Boston architectural firms, designing institutional, commercial, and residential projects, before moving with his family to Cape Cod in 1986. In 1996, after serving for 10 years as a lead architect with a Cape-based design and construction firm, he brought in that firm's construction chief to partner with him on a new firm, Polhemus & Savery, which shortly thereafter became Polhemus Savery DaSilva. Peter's leadership in integrated architecture and construction helped lead to a National Custom Home Builder of the Year Award for the firm. From 2011-2018, Peter served on the Board of Trustees for the Cape Cod Museum of Art, spending 2015-2017 as President. He also served on the Board of Trustees for the Cahoon Museum (2006-2008) and on the board of the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Cape Cod as Vice President (2007-2008) and President (2008-2010).