Polshek’s professional legacy demonstrates the sustained relevance of foundational precepts. Humanistic values are interpreted through recurring design intentions – protection of the natural environment, improvement of the urban fabric, and respect for cultural memory – which are realized in the formal elegance, clarity, and technical excellence of built projects. In 1964 he established James Stewart Polshek, Architect. A diversity of approaches, intergenerational collaboration, and creative discourse guided the design and evolution of Polshek Partnership as an open field for architectural experimentation and invention.