Graham Kalbli

Graham Kalbli


Graham Kalbli is a confident, professional leader in planning, design, and implementation of real estate development projects focusing on mixed-use, historic preservation, urban infill, multi-family, affordable housing, market-rate housing, and single-family developments. He has over twenty-five years in professional practice, delivering architectural, planning and development projects ranging from $40,000 to $40,000,000. Graham has led multiple award-winning historic rehabilitation projects since founding New Republic Architecture in 2014, including Trevarren Flats, Paramount Square, Perseverance on Vine, and the Reakirt Building.

9:45 am - 10:45 am
Lewis Room - 1st Floor

Paramount Square: Placemaking and Revitalization through Rehabilitation & Infill Architecture

This session will focus on the master plan for Paramount Square in the Walnut Hills neighborhood of Cincinnati, OH, a multiphase development project spanning an entire city block. The program consists of the historic rehabilitation of an iconic Art Deco building and a Dutch Colonial Revival residential building, new construction of Peebles Apartments (affordable housing), Paramount Launch (market-rate apartments and workforce housing), and street edge retail space. Neighborhood associations and stakeholders were consulted to ensure community buy-in and participation. Design decisions focus on marrying new construction with disparate surrounding historic architecture. The goal of the project is to drive economic revitalization and population density in an historic neighborhood in close proximity to Cincinnati's urban core by establishing a sense of place, community and commerce.