The design team maximized the available square footage by driving density with smaller (320-705 SF), well-appointed units. To meet the Client’s request for a “luxury apartment feel,” New Republic’s design team selected finishes with a polished aesthetic, clean, neutral colors, and reflective surfaces to help bounce light, thus making the small units feel larger and more spacious. Maintaining the historic industrial windows was crucial for the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and the design of the units. The large windows were replaced with aluminum windows, and careful planning was done to meet the Secretary of Interior Standards.
This project proved the marketability of micro units in the City of Cincinnati. The eight micro units in this project were the first to lease.
AIA Ohio, Honorable Mention, 2022
CRANawards, Multi-Unit Housing Award, 2021
Cincinnati Preservation Association Award, 2019