Whether Historic Rehabilitation or Affordable Housing, multi family, single family or mixed-use residential and commercial architecture, we create quality, creative solutions grounded in solid design fundamentals. Our projects start with a foundation of simple, well-conceived design that elevates the built environment, functions for communities and makes sense for our Clients’ needs.
Between 70% to 75% of our projects seek LEED certification. Of those, 100% of our projects obtain that certification.
Our Historic Rehabilitation practice, which constitutes a large portion of our portfolio, is inherently sustainable. By rehabilitating historic structures, we recycle buildings and save those materials from the landfill. Preservation of our historic structures also circumvents the loss of “embodied energy” when buildings are torn down.
With nearly three decades of experience in Historic Tax Credit funded architecture, New Republic has established a track record as the go-to firm for Historic Rehabilitation, adaptive re-use and mixed-use projects.
We love building community, and for that, communities need housing.
New Republic has a strong sense of urban and community responsibility.
New Republic is fortunate to collaborate with some of the region’s premier residential developers and home builders.
New Republic regularly collaborates with local entrepreneurs on the interior design of new ground floor commercial spaces on our projects. We love seeing our clients’ enthusiasm when we present innovative interior design concepts for their new business.
We know that a successful project takes focused planning efforts. Buildings are not stand-alone entities. They must integrate into the urban or suburban landscape and function for the Client and the end users. We get excited about large scale planning opportunities that align with our mission to put people in vacant buildings and buildings on vacant lots.
Whether macro-scale planning of a new subdivision or micro-scale infill development in the urban core, we consider space constraints, parking, connectivity, density, and demographics for all manner of sites and conditions. We love designing the spaces around a building as much as designing the buildings themselves. New Republic’s broad experience with multiple building types and our expertise in multiple types of residential code are invaluable when Clients have varied uses for a single site
We begin by assessing what is reasonable given site constraints. Then we actively look for opportunities, even on the most challenging sites. We look at the connections between all the pieces of a development program and their varied uses, prioritize the relationships between the program pieces, and then arrange them on the site. We will graphically illustrate the program so a Client can see the “graphic math” and how that can drive the financial model of the project.