Historic Preservation

We are passionate about preserving the character of our unique historic districts for generations to come while adapting historic spaces for modern living.

With nearly three decades of experience in Historic Tax Credit funded architecture, New Republic has established a track record as a go-to firm for Historic Rehabilitation, adaptive re-use and mixed-use projects.

Cincinnati has 26 historic districts, such as Over-the-Rhine, Northside and Walnut Hills. Historic Tax Credits (HTC) are essential components in their revitalization and New Republic is the expert on using this tool to make more projects financially feasible.

We are passionate about preserving our community’s historic buildings.

Revitalizing our urban environment and giving new life to under-utilized properties are two of the founding principles of New Republic. Although we have been known to “geek out” over historic detail and character, we strive to design for modern living and working while respecting the historic fabric of a building.

New Republic has designed award winning urban infill projects.

Urban infill can be a challenging part of historic district rehabilitation and revitalization. We understand the need to respect the surrounding historic building fabric and the neighborhood context. Our team is experienced at working within the local historic conservation board guidelines and believes it is essential to work with established communities to achieve local stakeholder support.

New Republic keeps all preservation consulting in-house.

As architects and preservation consultants, we eliminate the extra communication between architect, preservation consultant and the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). Our long-standing working relationships with SHPO reviewers enables us to anticipate solutions for expected and unexpected challenges. Because we write our own applications, the design concepts and the application narratives are aligned and fully integrated.