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While dog parks, pool decks, community-wide WiFi, granite countertops, bike storage and repair areas and package delivery centers are becoming commonplace, apartment and condominium developers are challenged to add ever more innovative amenities to their communities. Fine art stands out as one of the newest resident attractions in today’s multifamily world and a number of Pillars finalists have embraced this emerging trend.

Yield Pro recognized KEPHART for our work on The Citizens building in Columbus, Ohio.

The transformation of the 101-year-old Citizens Trust & Savings Bank building into a 63-unit apartment community by Columbus-based developer Edwards Urban,  also made use of historic treasures discovered during the property’s metamorphosis into The Citizens, a finalist in Pillars’ best adaptive reuse category.

Read Yield Pro’s full article on our nomination here. 


This is the philosophy that drives KEPHART to create thoughtful homes and communities that positively change people’s lives.

KEPHART is a nationally recognized, award-winning architectural design and planning firm with 50 years of housing expertise. Our passion for designing well-designed places to live, work, and play has driven us to create more than 500,000 homes across the country, ranging from single and multifamily homes to workforce housing, senior living, LIHTC communities, and everything in between. We have a deep bench of talented staff to design and deliver innovative and practical solutions to meet the unique requirements of every project.