CR architecture + design


Creating places that build communities.

Designing great housing involves knowing the intended target audience. With 25+ years of experience, we know that audience as well as anyone. Our portfolio includes multi-family, senior living, student housing, and mixed-use housing developments for both public and private clients.

Housing should create a sense of community, and its design should respect the character of the surrounding neighborhood. We leverage our creativity and market knowledge on every project, keeping our focus on the two most important goals:

  • Designing units that provide a quality living space;
  • Designing units that rent or sell fast



Cincinnati is home to 28 historic districts listed in the U.S. National Registry, from well-preserved areas with 200-year-old buildings to resurging Over-the-Rhine, home to the largest collection of Italian-influenced architecture in the United States. During the last several years, there has been a citywide movement to return these historic areas to prominence, restore the unique architecture found throughout Cincinnati, and give new life and new purpose to once-abandoned buildings.

Read on for an in-depth look at CR's work on historic preservation.