Our Firm

At New Republic, we are a collaborative team that pushes the edge of wholistic, intentional design. Relationships with our staff, our Clients, and the communities we design for are at the heart of everything we do.

We have fun taking architecture seriously.

We are proud of our culture and our work environment. How we treat our staff, our Clients and our community, matter to us. We value continued collaboration, communication and congenial working relationships. We always aspire to grow and to learn more, about our buildings, our community, our Clients, and ourselves.


We are engaged designers.

We take initiative and bring ideas to our Clients. New Republic strives to interact with each Client as if they are our only Client. We care about providing our Clients with a fantastic boutique experience and the best service.

Integrity and Trust

We conduct our practice with integrity.

New Republic values the trust our Clients place in us to collaborate and create the best possible designs to meet their needs. We are accountable, we own our work, we follow up and follow through.


The New Republic team strives to be friendly, approachable, and genuine.

Our relationships with our Clients and the community are the foundation of our work together. Good design starts with good communication.


Collaboration is the hallmark of the New Republic design ethos.

We check our egos at the door, roll up our sleeves and collaborate with all stakeholders in the design process. We put our Clients and their architecture first as we guide them through the experience of co-creating great architecture. We listen before we draw.

Teaching Studio

New Republic is a teaching studio.

We develop young designers and encourage them to bring fresh ideas to the table. We invest in continuing education for veteran staff to keep their skills sharp as they oversee and shape the design process. New Republic teaches our Clients about architecture so they can make good design decisions. We never stop learning; we are students of architecture who learn from our Clients, each other, and by studying great buildings and spaces.

Work and Play

We have fun. When you love architecture as much as we do, it shows.

While the New Republic team works hard in the studio, we also believe in work-life balance. We make a habit of having fun outside the office, celebrating big and small wins with the team and our Clients. From happy hours at a neighborhood brewery, to visiting local entertainment spots and backing local fundraisers, we believe in celebrating our successes while supporting our community.

New Republic was founded to fulfill our passion to put people in vacant buildings and put buildings on vacant lots.

We believe that great architecture is as a catalyst for positive change in communities and can revitalize our rich urban, suburban and historic landscapes. Since our founding in 2014, New Republic has been on a mission to enrich our built environment by creating spaces where people and communities can thrive.


We strive to provide innovative solutions that are timeless and will outlast temporary design trends.

We are equally engaged in preserving our community’s historic architectural legacy, enhancing our urban core, and bringing an element of urbanity to the suburbs. Our passion is housing. Whether multi-family or single-family, Historic Rehabilitation or new construction, market-rate or Affordable Housing, purely residential or mixed-use, our team is excited about all types of residential architecture.


We are a boutique architecture and planning firm catering to private development Clients.

Private Clients make up 90% of our business and we give them a collaborative, personal, boutique experience without sacrificing the design expertise and project experience of a larger firm. Whether a single-family or multi-family developer, we appreciate the Client relationship and deliver attentive customer service, because when our clients are having a good experience, so are we.

Graham Kalbli AIA, LEED AP

M. Arch, Miami University
B. UP, University of Cincinnati

Kara Vujanovich

project designer
M. Arch, University of Cincinnati
BS. Arch, University at Buffalo

Greg Albright AIA

director of operations
B. Arch, University of Cincinnati

Brandon Dalessandro

project designer
M. Arch, Miami University
BS. Arch, University of Cincinnati

Bob CarbonLEED AP

project manager
B. Arch, University of Kentucky

Megan Jones

project designer
M. Arch, Clemson University
BS. Arch, University of Cincinnati

Jim Gelis AIA, LEED AP

senior project manager
MBA, Real Estate & Finance, University of Cincinnati
B. Arch, University of Cincinnati

Bill Hollenkamp AIA

senior consulting architect
M. Arch, University Of Michigan
B. Envd, Miami University

Nadja Stowasser

M. Arch, University Of Cincinnati
BS. Arch, University Of Cincinnati

Matt Mattone

MS. Historic Preservation, University of Kentucky
B. Arch, University of Kentucky

Sam Burgess

M. Arch, University Of Notre Dame
MS. Historic Preservation, Ball State University
BA. Philosophy, Miami University

Ryan Minnich

BS. Arch, University Of Cincinnati

Lindsey Sullivan

solutions strategist
BA. Art History, West Virginia University

Madison Bucchi

BS. Arch, University of Cincinnati

Heath Horn

project designer
M. Arch, University of Cincinnati
BS. Arch, University of Cincinnati

Kristin Kalbli

communications consultant
MA. Teaching, Agnes Scott College
BA. English, Ohio State University

Rose Schelly

BS. Arch, University of Cincinnati

Lindsay Lennon

project architect
MA. Architecture, University of Cincinnati
BA. Arch, Miami University

Stephen Wubbolding

cooperative intern
BS. Arch (in progress), University of Cincinnati
Cert. Historic Preservation (in progress), University of Cincinnati

Thank you for your interest in New Republic Architecture!

New Republic is a growing firm and we are always eager to meet energetic, talented designers who would like to be a part of the New Republic family. We are continually monitoring workload and project needs in order to expand our team. If we feel your training and skillset match our needs, we’ll be in touch.

Get in touch with us about open positions.

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We are passionate about preserving the historic architctural legacy of our community while making it work for the next generation.

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We are passionate about preserving the historic architctural legacy of our community while making it work for the next generation.

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