Maintaining the historic integrity of the window openings while complying with LEED standards was important on this project. New Republic used new, energy-efficient windows that replicated the Art Deco originals. Furring out the walls added insulation value without compromising the building’s historic aesthetic. Providing efficient, modern dwelling units that capitalized on the large windows in the former second floor office space made the modestly-sized units feel larger. New Republic carved livable units from the circular space in the building’s iconic rotunda.