Gregory J. Polanik AIA

B.A., Magna Cum Laude, in Mathematics, Case Western Reserve University.
Master of Architecture, Washington University.

Professional Registration:

Registered Architect in Missouri and Massachusetts.
Certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.

Continuing Education:

Understanding the importance of staying on the leading edge of the profession, Mr. Polanik frequently attends local and national workshops and conferences. Recent topics have included sustainable development, building integrated photovoltaics, advanced building science, indoor air quality, and the LEED Green Building Rating System.


Mr. Polanik is a Member of the American Institute of Architects, was a founding member of the AIA St. Louis Environment Committee, and served as Co-Chair of the Committee for 8 years. He was trained as a volunteer post-earthquake building safety inspector for the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency. Mr. Polanik was also a founding member of the Missouri Gateway Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, and served on their Green Homes Advocacy Subcommittee.
Mr. Polanik served on the Board of Trustees of Sustainable St. Louis, and on the Board of the Szczecin - St. Louis Sister Cities organization. He has served as a visiting critic at the Washington University School of Architecture, as the local facilitator for AIA workshops on Sustainable Design, has appeared on local radio to promote sustainable development, and has taught workshops on green building. Mr. Polanik has also contributed to articles on environmentally appropriate design in The Missouri Conservationist and in The Construction News Report.


While at Washington University, Mr. Polanik was awarded the Frederick Widmann Prize in Architecture. He received the 1995 President's Award for service to the St. Louis Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and has earned honorable mention awards in the Laclede's Landing Urban Design Competition and the AIA Photo Contest.

Professional Experience:

A partial listing of projects Mr. Polanik was responsible for in over 15 years of prior experience with other firms includes:


McKendree College:   Convocation Center
McKendree College:   Campus Master Plan
McKendree College:   Performing Arts Building Preliminary Design
McKendree College:   Dining Hall Renovations
Belle Valley Schools North:   Elementary School Addition
Belle Valley Schools South:   Elementary School Addition

Health Care:

Missouri Baptist Medical Center:   Medical Office Building & Parking Garage
Missouri Baptist Medical Center:   Radiology, Surgery & ICU Addition
Missouri Baptist Medical Center:   Emergency Department
Audrain Medical Center:   Emergency, Outpatient, GI & Entrance Additions
Audrain Medical Center:   Public Health Building
Audrain Medical Center:   Energy Center Addition
Barton County Memorial Hospital:   Emergency, Radiology & Lab Addition
Barton County Memorial Hospital:   Skilled Nursing Unit
Crawford Memorial Hospital:   Skilled Nursing Unit Renovations

Adaptive Reuse of Historic Structures:

Union Market:   Exterior Restoration & Parking Garage Renovations
Lipton Realty: Real Estate Office in Union Market
Lambert Pharmaceuticals:   32 Unit Commercial Office Space & Loft Apartments
Cass Bank Building:   Greyhound Lines Bus Terminal
B’nai El Temple:   12 Luxury Loft Apartments in an Historic Synagogue
Delmonte Building:   80 Unit Commercial & Residential Rehabilitation
St. Louis Place:   Brewery Rehab into 90 Apartments plus 70 New & Rehab Units


TVA / Monroe:   Four Passive Solar Modular Prototype Houses
MASEC I & II:   Passive Solar Prototype Houses
MASEC Workshops:   New & Retrofit Passive Solar Workshops & Workbooks
Western Sun:   Passive Solar Workbooks
Union-Sarah:   Urban Neighborhood Energy Study


Benton Park Housing:   10 Building, 29 Unit Residential Rehabilitation
Wright House:   Earth Sheltered House
Merwin Addition:   Residential Addition, Pool House & Pool
Bradshaw House:   Passive Solar Retrofit

Commercial / Industrial:

Clemco Industries:   Corporate Headquarters & Factory
Chase - Park Plaza Hotel:   Hotel Renovation
St. Clair Country Club:   Clubhouse Remodeling
Highway K Garage:   Automobile Repair Shop
St. Louis Plant Company:   Commercial Greenhouse

6 Pine Cone Dr.
East Sandwich, Mass
32 Everett St.

Southbridge, Mass  01550