Rolly Pulaski was CEO and founder of Pulaski Arita Olsen, Inc., a multi-discipline architectural firm started in 1964 as Rolly Pulaski & Associates. Mr. Pulaski recently sold his interest in the firm and is now practicing again as a sole proprietor.

Mr. Pulaski graduated from Newport Harbor High School, Newport Beach, California and was awarded a football athletic scholarship to attend the University of Southern California. During his years of education at USC he was recruited and employed by the firm of Buff, Straub and Hensman. These principals taught design at USC and won numerous awards for their design achievements.

Upon graduation, Mr. Pulaski returned to Newport Beach and over a six year period, served his apprenticeship with the firms of; Pleger, Blurock, Hougan & Ellerbroek, William Ficker & Associates and William Pereira & Associates. Mr. Pulaski holds licenses in California, Nevada, Arizona and Oklahoma. He also has a National Council of Architectural Registration Boards certificate which enables him to obtain licensing in any state. He now has emeritus status with the American Institute of Architects.

Over the past four decades, Mr. Pulaski has served as design principal on a substantial quantity and variety of private and public projects. The list of work types include: commercial offices and retail, industrial projects, scores of multi-housing projects both apartments and condominiums, restaurants, parking structures, historic restoration and rehabilitation, fire stations and medical facilities as well as hundreds of custom residential projects. The firm received numerous design awards over a broad range of work types.

On occasion, Mr. Pulaski has been called upon to provide consulting as an expert witness. He has assisted clients and law firms both as a plaintiff and defense expert for various aspects of construction, contract, and standard of care disputes.

Mr. Pulaski’s professional affiliations include: American Institute of Architects (past Board Member of the Orange County Chapter), former Newport Beach Parks & Recreation Commissioner, former member of a Special Land Use Task Force Committee, City of Costa Mesa.

Community involvement has included: co-founder, president of the Newport-Mesa Pop Warner football program & 14 year coach, Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, Newport Beach Art Museum and the Orange County Historical Society. In the past, he taught “Introduction to Architecture” and “Methods and Materials of Construction’’ at Santa Ana Community College and has served as guest critic at the USC School of Architecture. He is currently mentoring students at Newport High School.