Mike Kephart, 1984
“Understanding the goals and objectives of our clients and the ultimate users of our buildings is of primary importance. Without their input, we design for ourselves, and that is contrary to the philosophy of this office.”
Building Legacies: Celebrating 50 Years of Architectural Excellence & Innovation
In 1974, Mike Kephart laid the foundation for something extraordinary. He was an architect with a dream and a desire to design exceptional buildings with an inclusive and empowering work environment. He envisioned a world where EVERYONE deserves a well-designed place to live, work and play. Fifty years later, this belief still drives us to create thoughtful homes and communities that add value and change people’s lives. We are known for our residential design expertise because of the foundation Mike laid for our firm. Five decades and more than half a million homes later, KEPHART has remained at the forefront of innovation for multifamily designs. Working with over 300 clients across the country, you can find our communities in 23 states, ranging from single and multifamily homes to workforce housing, senior living, LIHTC communities, and everything in between. With a sole focus on only designing housing, we have a solid understanding of how to design sought-after communities that residents enjoy and perform well for our clients.
We Love Our Team
In 2022, KEPHART became employee–owned, starting an era of shared success for our team. Today, we are more dedicated than ever to our employee–owners, providing flexible working arrangements, hybrid–focused collaborations, innovative technologies, and traditions like KEPHART Week. While we’re committed to holding the same philosophies and vision for the firm that Mike Kephart started in 1974, we are also embracing change and evolving with the times. It is one of many reasons we’ve been named ‘Best Places to Work’ by the Denver Business Journal six years in a row.
What Our Clients Say
KEPHART is proud of its strong values and uncompromising commitment to working as a team with other professionals to create well-designed homes. But don’t just take our word for it, here’s what some of our partners have to say.
We value our relationship with KEPHART as they understand the nuances of our developments and are creative designers and problem solvers. They are key players in our continued success.Darren FiskFounder & CEO, Forum Real Estate Group
D4 Urban has been delighted by the work of KEPHART - Their appreciation of both space and light, together with scale and context, to create highly livable apartments is the hallmark of their design and practice expertise.Chris WaggetCEO, D4Urban LLC
KEPHART has a culture with high morals and ethics, which can be seen from the top down. Their entire team is top-notch; and most importantly, they make it fun. When we go to bat, we’re always thankful to have KEPHART on our team.Jake MuseThe Blackburn Group, LLC
KEPHART is our go-to architecture and planning firm - they're the quarterback of the design team. They work to understand the vision of the developer and excel at collaborating with all parties involved to create and execute successful designs.Darren FiskFounder & CEO, Forum Real Estate Group
Big thanks to the KEPHART team for their professionalism, responsiveness, and good plans. I've been involved in a lot of projects over my career and this was the best from the economics of the deal to the execution of the construction.Bruce MoffatCapital Projects Controller, White Oak Partners